This is such a tasty dish. I serve it with mashed potatoes, fresh steamed or sauteed green beans and a nice green salad. I had this dish when our family lived in Europe for a while and a good friend of my father's invited us to dinner. His wife served this dish, which had come out of her father's restaurant. It has been a favorite ever since.
Cut fat off of meat and pound meat on both sides with a meat mallet until meat is well pierced. It should look a little roughed up. You could use a fork instead of a meat mallet to pierce the meat.
Cut meat into 3 x 3 pieces. Salt and Pepper the meat on all sides. You can use a brown paper bag and dredge the meat in flour until all pieces are completely coated.
Heat a skillet and coat the pan with crisco or oil. On medium high heat. A light layer of oil. Do not add to much oil, you can add more if needed as you go. Brown the meat until all sides of the meat are browned.
After the meat is browned. Add the can of whole tomatoes, hold the tomato in your hand and use your fingers to crush the tomatoes over the pan until the juices run out of the tomatoes and the tomatoes are well crushed. Make sure you are holding the tomato close to the meat, as the juices like to squirt everywhere.
Turn the heat down to a simmer. Add 2 bouillon cubes and a bay leaf. Cover and simmer on low heat for 30 to 45 minutes. Stir occassionally. Delicious!