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country-style swiss steak

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Karla Harkins
Saginaw, TX

I got this recipe a long time ago off of a recipe card that was posted by the McCormick spices in the grocery store. It was titled Country Swiss Steak, but I find most Swiss steak has tomatoes and this one is just a delicious gravy the meat is cooked in. It is great served with mashed potatoes. I make this recipe a lot and I still love it after all these years. As a matter of fact, I just put the meat to defrost for dinner! Also, mine doesn't turn out looking like the picture on the recipe card but it tastes great. I will post a picture of mine when it gets done tonight.

★★★★★ 1
serves 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients For country-style swiss steak

  • 1 pkg
    onion soup mix
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 3 lb
    round steak
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    basil, dried (i use a little more to taste)
  • 1 tsp
    beef flavor base
  • 1 c
    hot water
  • 1 md
    green bell pepper, cut in rings
  • 1
    bay leaf

How To Make country-style swiss steak

  • 1
    Mix 3 tablespoons of dry soup mix with flour, mustard, Season-All and pepper; pound into steak pieces. In heavy skillet brown meat on both sides in hot shortening.
  • 2
    Add the rest of the dry soup mix, the remaining flour mixture and remaining ingredients in recipe. Cover, bring to a boil. Add water if you find the gravy becoming too thick from the flour mixture. Reduce heat and simmer 1 1/2 hours or until tender, adding water as needed to keep the gravy a good consistency.
  • 3
    Remove bay leaf before serving. If desired, garnish with pimento. Serve with the gravy poured over hot, buttery mashed potatoes, that is my favorite way!

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