Granny Berta's Swiss Steak

Granny Berta's Swiss Steak Recipe

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Mary Ann Thompson

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@rinksbaby

I remember my grandmother, Berta Stanaland, making this when I was a kid. It always smelled so good while it was cooking! And the sauce was soooo good on top of mashed potatoes! Of course, Granny always had a big pan of cornbread with butter and honey to go along with it. That was REAL butter and honey fresh from the hive.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
3 Hr

Ingredients

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  • 4 Tbsp
    shortening
  • 1/2 c
    flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 large
    onion, sliced
  • 1 1/2 c
    ketchup
  • 1 (1 lb.) can(s)
    tomatoes
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1/2 c
    water
  • 1
    2 1/2 pound round steak cut 1-1 1/2 inch thick

How to Make Granny Berta's Swiss Steak

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. Pound entire mixture into the meat with a cleaver or glass. Be sure to use the entire mixture and pound it in very well.
  2. Heat shortening in a large, heavy skillet. Add the meat and brown on both sides.
  3. Combine ketchup, tomatoes and water in a small bowl. Place sliced onions over top of meat. Pour tomato mixture over meat. Place bay leaf in sauce.
  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 1/2 to 3 hours until meat is done.
  5. Back when my grandmother was making this there was no such thing as a slow cooker. But, I don't see any reason why you couldn't place it in a slow cooker to let it simmer.

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About Granny Berta's Swiss Steak

Course/Dish: Beef, Steaks and Chops
Hashtag: #steak




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