swiss steak

a recipe by
Darlene Sweet
Hendersonville, TN

As a child, this recipe was one of my favorite meals. My mother had gotten the recipe from her mother, my grandmother. It was a family favorite from their German heritage. My mother always cooked it for my great Uncle Hiram because he relished the memories of his mother making if for him as a boy. I alway serve it over mashed potatoes. There is something about okra and tomatoes, and okra is a perfect compliment to this dish!

serves 3 - 4
prep time 25 Min
cook time 3 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For swiss steak

  • 2 lg
    pieces of round steak
  • 1/2
    onion
  • 1/2
    green bell pepper
  • 29 oz
    tomato sauce
  • 3+ c
    water

How To Make swiss steak

  • 1
    Dice bell pepper and onion.
  • 2
    Brown steak slowly, with a cup of water, diced onion and pepper in a deep skillet. Turn steak over frequently, and add more water if needed.
  • 3
    Once steak is somewhat browned, add tomato juice and another cup of water.
  • 4
    Cover, and turn heat to low. Simmer on low for 2 - 3 hours until steak is tender. (Check often, and add more water as needed while simmering.)
  • This is a family favorite that my grandmother made just like her mother (of German descent) made it!  Delicious over mashed potatoes with fried okra on the side!
    5
    Serve over mashed potatoes, with a side of fried okra, for a hearty and satisfying meal.

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