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swiss steak

(1 rating)
Blue Ribbon 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 it for him as a boy. I always serve it over mashed potatoes. There is something about okra and tomatoes, though, and okra is a perfect complement to this dish.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Five simple ingredients produce a delicious Swiss steak dinner. Onions and green bell peppers are cooked in tomato sauce and water to create a flavorful tomato gravy. If you love the flavor of onions and peppers, we suggest doubling them. The key to this recipe is cooking the round steak low and slow. That way, it becomes tender. A simple and basic Swiss steak recipe that can be served with mashed potatoes for a comforting meal.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(1 rating)
yield 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 lg
  • 1/2 lg
    green bell pepper
  • 29 oz
    tomato sauce
  • 3+ c

How To Make swiss steak

  • Diced bell pepper and onions on a cutting board.
    Dice bell pepper and onion.
  • Brown steak slowly with water, diced onion, and pepper in a skillet.
    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.
  • Tomato sauce and more water added to the skillet.
    Once the steak is somewhat browned, add tomato sauce and another cup of water.
  • Pan covered and heat turned to low.
    Cover and turn the heat to low.
  • Simmering until the steak is cooked.
    Simmer on low for 2 - 3 hours until steak is tender. Check often and add more water as needed while simmering. Serve over mashed potatoes, with a side of fried okra for a hearty and satisfying meal.

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