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elaine's fork tender swiss steak

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Elaine Douglas
Vancouver, BC

I hadn't made Swiss Steak for many years and didn't have a recipe. I created this recipe from memory. It turned out to be delicious and has a lot of tasty gravy. The meat was tender but still firm. I will certainly make it more often. Step 6 is the alternate instructions for Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker.

(1 rating)
yield 6 -8 depends on appetite
prep time 15 Min
cook time 4 Hr 30 Min
method Convection Oven

Ingredients For elaine's fork tender swiss steak

  • 2 lb
    eye of the round steak about 3/4 inch thick
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 lg
    onion, sliced
  • 1
    14 oz. can diced tomatoes or rotel tomatoes
  • 1
    carrot sliced (optional)
  • 1 c
    sliced mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 c
    beef bouillon or 1 beef cube plus 1 c. water
  • 2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • seasoned flour to dredge the meat
  • 2 tsp
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 c

How To Make elaine's fork tender swiss steak

  • 1
    Cut the steak into serving size pieces (about 4 ounces). Coat in seasoned flour and brown in fat in a dutch oven. Add more fat if needed.
  • 2
    Remove browned meat to a platter. Put sliced onions into the pot and sweat them for a few minutes to deglaze the pot.
  • 3
    Add the meat back to the pot along with the rest of the ingredients. Bring it back to a simmer. Cover and put in a 250 degree F. oven to cook for 4 hours.
  • 4
    When meat is tender remove pot from oven. Remove the meat from the gravy. Thicken the gravy with a couple of tablespoons of seasoned flour and allow to simmer for a few minutes to cook the flour. Taste for seasoning.
  • 5
    Add the meat back to the pot. Serve with rice, mashed potato or noodles and garnish with chopped parsley.
  • 6
    INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTANT POT All steps can be done in the Instant Pot Follow instructions up to step 3. At step 3 cover and lock Instant Pot and cook on "meat" setting or manual for 35 minutes.