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My Mother's Swiss Steak

Rated as 4.76 out of 5 Stars

"My mother's recipe. Serve with potatoes, rice, or noodles."
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1 h 45 m servings 262
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Stir flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper together in a bowl. Sprinkle pieces of steak with flour mixture and pound the flour mixture into the meat with a meat mallet or the edge of a sturdy plate.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook the floured beef in the hot oil until browned on both sides, about 15 minutes. Reduce heat to low, pour in water, cover skillet, and simmer beef until tender, about 1 hour. Add more water to the skillet if needed to prevent burning.
  3. Mix diced tomatoes, green bell pepper, onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper in a bowl. Pour tomato mixture over beef, bring to a simmer, and cook until sauce has thickened, about 30 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 262 calories; 12.2 7.2 28.6 76 549 Full nutrition

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This recipe was delicious. I found that the first time i made it, there was not enough sauce for the noodles. So, the second time i doubled up on the tomatoes and spices - perfect!!

I'm giving this recipe five stars because it taught me how to make delicious Swiss Steak, and the recipe is so easy to follow. I have NEVER had round steak that was so tender. Usually it's ver...

Very tasty and tender. Family loved it!

This was great and very much like my Mothers delicious creation, but I dont think she used a recipe. She had to feed 10 of us so she was fairly creative with amounts and they varied. I served ...

Instead of simmering the meat with water, I added the can of tomatoes and its juice (the recipe doesn’t say whether or not to drain the tomatoes) to infuse the tomato flavor into the steak. I c...

My 58 years old wife, after 35 years of marriage, turned to me 3 minutes into this meal & said, this is the first Swiss steak I've ever liked in my entire life! I think that says it all! Thank...

I tried this recipe in a pressure cooker and the meat was melt-in-your mouth. 30 Minutes in a stove-top 6 qt. pressure cooker. The sauce was a bit soupy but that happens in a pressure cooker a...

Best recipe. I coated the meat with flour as Barb did. Added spices and added fresh tomatoes instead of canned. Again same as Barb. I used 3 medium tomatoes for two steaks. I added water. I us...

cooked it for 4 hours in my slow cooker following the recipe. Wonderful!