Swiss Steak

"This recipe is a long-time family favorite from "First" magazine. It can easily be adapted for the crock pot."
photo by Bonnie G #2 photo by Bonnie G #2
photo by Bonnie G #2
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Ready In:
3hrs 20mins




  • Drain tomatoes, reserving the liquid.
  • Chop tomatoes.
  • Combine flour, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  • Cut meat into serving pieces.
  • Coat steaks with the seasoned flour and pound until slightly flattened.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat; add steaks and cook until browned on both sides, 10 to 12 minutes in all.
  • Add the garlic, onions, peppers, tomatoes with their liquid, and the broth.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Cover and reduce heat, simmer until steaks are tender (about 3 1/2 hours).

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  1. gingerkitten D
    I really loved the flavor of this dish!!! I used the small round steaks (not the most tender cut), and bullion instead of the broth (it was a good brand though). The "sauce", I thought was the best part--make sure you have nice crusty bread to go with this to mop up the juice!! I did thicken it a bit with a slurry of flour and water (about 3tbsp to 1/8 cup water). This was really good!!! Oh, and I DID use a crockpot!!! Thanks Sharlene!!!
  2. aghata1984
    My boyfriend and I absolutely loved it!!!!!Tasty , easy to make,and relatively quick cause my meat cut was thin so I only cooked it for an hour.Thank you very much.
  3. Cookin_Crazii
    This is a great recipe although I changed a few things. I didnt flour my meat, I grilled it first then cut it across the grain in tiny strips, I also used fresh roma tomatoes chopped up instead of canned...and I added in jalapenos sliced lengthwise for spice. Thanks!
  4. ChefLee
    Delish and easy! I used thin cut beef eye of round steak and so I had to cut my cooking time down to just an hour (which works for me!) The ingredients tasted great together. The meat was very tender.
  5. CinchaS
    This was good and really easy to make. I used 1 large onion and 1 large bell pepper. I cooked it for 2 1/2 hrs and it came out just fine. Thanks for a simple and satisfying recipe.-CynD


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