This intro is from the 1937 recipe. Our first swiss steak recipe appeared in 1930 and was seasoned only with salt, pepper, onion and mustard. Over, the years, the ingredients have changed to include more flavorful items. With todays recipe you can take your choice of of range-top or oven method. This is a very tasty recipe. Sometimes going back to the basics is just the best! Recipe says to serve over rice or egg noodles.