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I love this recipe. I only made one change – and that is I cooked it in my crock pot on low for 7 hours. The meat was fork tender and I thickened the sauce to a gravy. I served it over garlic mashed potatoes. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
I buy round steak and pound it with flour salt and pepper than I brown it with onions after it browns a little I than add stewed tomatoes beef broth and a little more salt and pepper and simmer for a few hours ..than I serve it over cooked rice with rolls I love this it’s quicker using canned stewed tomatoes and it so good next day !
Being Italian, I added oregano and parsley.
Making a version of this now. Round steak floured and fried, then a mixture of tomato soup, worstershire, tomato , sauce, and onion powder, brown sugar, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix sauce in a blender with water. Pour over steaks after browned. Let simmer for hours. Add canned green bean ro pan and continue to cook for a while. Serve with mashed potatoes topped with red sauce gravy. Mmmmmmm
So it is a rainy day here and we couldn’t bar que the steak I had out for dinner. So I looked up Swiss steak which I haven’t cooked for ages. I was without any canned tomatoes..but picked a few straight from right from my garden and mashed them up. I also added some green peppers …then the small potatoes and green beans.let it simmer up and dinner was wonderful .thanks
Mine is on the stove right now. It’s a great recipe for leftovers and I’m using leftover grilled top sirloin steaks, cut into serving size. This version has chopped celery, onions, crimini mushrooms, carrots and yellow squash. I’ve also added chopped garlic, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, cumin, basil and red pepper flakes. The liquid base is pureed tomatoes. After it has cooked for about an hour, I’ll taste to see if I’ll be adding some chardonnay or some dry sherry. Will be serving with medium shell pasta, although this is great with brown rice, too.
I add a dash of Worcestershire sauce and a half tsp of prepared horseradish. Really gives it a zip and somewhat of a variation on the taste. I’ve made this recipe for years and use tomato soup sometimes if I don’t have tomato puree. Or just a can of diced tomatoes.
Swiss steak is an old family recipe but I had almost forgotten it since my kids left home a good while ago, so I went on an Internet search to see if I could find something close to the old one I used to make. After looking all over I found it here. I should have known better. I can always count on your recipes to approximate the old recipes I knew from way back, with maybe a tiny twist to make them new all over again. Thanks, Elise.
This is the base recipe for Swiss Steak. I’ve been looking for it for several years. It reminds me of the Swiis Steak we had as a child at home. This is a “Depression Food,” in that it was created during the depression to show people how they could use inexpensive cuts of beef to feed their families. The best thing about it you can’t go wrong with this recipe. It was developed to use any vegetable you have on hand in the recipe. Thank you for providing this recipe. My recipe I’ve used for the past 40 years uses red wine to cook the steak in. Now I can have a recipe that brings my family right back into my dinning room.
Mmmmmmm My mom has made this for years at our house! Even using elk or venison sometimes. We usually use stewed tomatoes, you know, keep things cheap? :) We also like to put green bell pepper in it, then we serve it over potatoes. It makes for a quick, delicious, cheap, meal. We eat it in the winter to warm our insides…
I make this using cubed steak and simmer it for less time. It’s been one of my favorites since I was a little girl. I serve it with mashed potatoes and green beans. It’s simmering right now!
I just found this blog 3 days ago and last night made the Swiss steak and Broccoli salad. YUM! Recipes were well received by my family. Wish I could stay home from work and cook ALL of these as they sound delicious. Thank you Elise for your recipes and the pictures are beautiful!
I am making this RIGHT now. And I have to tell you… my husband walked in, and was immediately drawn to the kitchen! LOL… he usually is anyway, but he really seems to love the smell! I tasted some of the sauce so far, and it is delish.
I found this recipe a while back, and I must say it is absolutely delicious! I put potatoes, carrots, and fresh green beans in it, and it came out like a very tasty roast/beef stew dish.
I am cooking it again tonight, since I just pulled up the last of my carrots out of my garden…..yum!
In my family we have always made mashes potatoes with this and then spoon the gravy over the potatoes. Good stuff.
I tenderize the meat working in the flour salt and pepper before going into the cast iron skillet serve over rice as stated, This is Yummy!
Made this recipe as written, but also added a cup of pinot grigio (since I had that bottle open) and it was quite good.
I made some swiss steak last night the way my mother did, except I used better ingredients. When I look at your recipe it is almost exactly the way I did it except I added a few dashes of Frank’s red hot sauce to the tomatoes when I put them in and I also added about 4 tbsp of beef broth. Came out fantastic. The meat was juicy and the sauce was so good that I saved the left over sauce and plan on using it to cook hamburgers and serve them with mashed potatoes.
I served this with rice and fresh green beans that I microwaved with a small piece of orange peel and a couple of tbsp of water. Wonderful meal.
I think about 4 tbsp of either beer or Guiness stout instead of beef broth would work very well also, especially the stout. It would add a nice flavor to the meat.
I love your recipe for Swiss Steak and I found
out that if you add some green bell pepper to
the sauce it’s really good too.
If you don’t like tomatoes,leave them out and put the meat in a roaster after browning and add carrots, potatoes,onions and salt and pepper to taste. Cook at 300 degrees for about 2 1/2 hours. Mom used to make this and it was in the oven while we were in church. Made a nice Sunday dinner.