White House Swiss Steak

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This recipe is said to have been a favorite of former President Lyndon B. Johnson. It is from Lone Star Legacy II, a cookbook by the Austin Junior Forum. My family likes this recipe because the vegetable juice is not as over-powering as canned tomatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large skillet, simmer onion in 1 T. oil until golden.
  2. Remove pan from heat and add thyme.
  3. Season steaks with seasoned salt and black pepper then dredge steaks in flour.
  4. Using an iron skillet (or another skillet) brown steaks in 1 T.
  5. oil until nicely browned on both sides.
  6. Transfer steaks to skillet with onions and thyme.
  7. Pour V-8 juice and bouillon over steaks.
  8. Cover skillet and simmer slowly for 1 hour either on top of stove or in pre-heated 350 degree oven.
  9. After cooking for 1 hour, turn steaks over and cover steaks with the carrots and celery.
  10. Continue cooking for additional 30 minutes.
  11. Sprinkle parsley over top, when done.
  12. Serve over rice.


Most Helpful

I have tried many swiss steak recipes...but have to say this is the worst...I used spicy v8, even that did not help the bla taste.

dolores in paradise August 09, 2003

This was a great supper last night. The only thing I did different was to add a couple cloves of minced garlic to the onions and increased the thyme to 1/2 tsp., as thyme is my favorite herb lately! Served it over rice as you suggested, with tossed green salad and Texas Toast(in your honor)!!! Mickie

mickie49 September 29, 2004

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