Swiss Steak - Cook's Country

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This recipe appeared on America's Test Kitchen today and DH has to have it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Cut roast, crosswise, into 4 even pieces; turn each piece on it's side and carefully cut out the gristle so that you have created 2 new steaks.
  3. Pat each steak dry with paper towels and season generously with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a Dutch oven over medium high heat; brown half the steaks for about 3 minutes per side, remove, and brown the remainder.
  5. Add onions to now empty pot and cook until softened, 5 minutes.
  6. Add garlic, thyme, tomato paste, flour and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  7. Stir in diced tomatoes and chicken broth; bring to a boil.
  8. Return steak and any accumulated juices; transfer to oven, cover, and cook until fork tender, about 2 hours.
  9. Transfer steaks to a platter and tent with foil to keep warm; skim fat from sauce.
  10. Stir in sun dried tomatoes and parsley; season with additional salt and pepper, if needed.
  11. Pour sauce over steaks and serve.
Most Helpful

Such an amazing recipe! I have made this for years since I first saw it on Cook's Country. Cook it "low and slow" in the oven, and serve it with mashed potatoes for total comfort food. The meat should fall off the fork when you poke it in the dutch oven or covered pan. Make sure it's well sealed during cooking to keep in the juices. A great fall and winter recipe, I cook it with fire-roasted canned tomatoes. Spectacular!

mary5864 December 01, 2013

I really like this recipe. I was not aware of cooking with blade steak until I saw this on the show. I think it is super tender and makes great swiss steak. The changes I made was I brought it to a boil and then lowered to a low simmered on the stove.(It's too hot to heat up the house.) I also did not add the flour until the last 20 minutes. I am gluten free so I used rice flour to thicken at the end. I also added 1/2 cup of sherry to the stock mix. Definetly a keeper. Thanks for posting threeovens.

3RiversCook September 26, 2013