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Swiss Steak

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"An old family favorite salvaged from our 30-plus-year-old cookbook. We like this served over egg noodles. I like to increase the tomatoes to a 15 ½-ounce can, and I use a full green pepper and add a teaspoon of paprika."
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2 h servings 387
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Mix flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper together in a bowl. Sprinkle half the flour mixture on one side of round steak pieces; pound steak until coating is absorbed. Flip steak and coat with remaining flour mixture; pound steak until coating is absorbed. Cut steak into 6 pieces.
  2. Melt shortening in a large skillet over medium heat; place steak pieces in the hot shortening. Cook until browned, 7 to 10 minutes per side. Cover and simmer until tender, about 1 hour, adding water as needed.
  3. Turn steak pieces over and add tomatoes, onion, and green bell pepper to the skillet. Season with salt and black pepper. Simmer until vegetables are tender, about 30 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 387 calories; 23.8 9.5 32.1 95 330 Full nutrition

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Had to double flour mixture and added celery on last step. Came out great, very tender and wife and I ate til we were catatonic.

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This was OK for me. Thanks for recipe it's always fun to try new recipes.

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Had to double flour mixture and added celery on last step. Came out great, very tender and wife and I ate til we were catatonic.

Added a few steps - chicken-fried the steak (had better luck with the coating) put in a 9x13 baking pan, added the peppers, tomatoes and onion, covered and baked at 350 for approximately one hou...

used red and yellow peppers,and used fresh tomato's out of the garden.the whole family loved it.....(-:..

I made this tonight for the first time in many years. It's the exact same recipe I used to make from a cookbook that was a wedding gift--40 years ago! I rarely fry things (to mess up the stov...

I had never made Swiss steak and came upon this recipe, now i make it at least once a month for myself and my husband and we love it. I never do anything different, except I use chicken stock in...

I did this in the crockpot for about 5 1/2 hrs. I tasted at the end and definitely thought it need more sauce and I added in about a cup more water, a bouillon cube and some garl...

My grandma use to make something like this and never got the recipe (really wasn't one), then i found this recipe it was sooo much like hers, so gave it a shot!!! After a few minor changes it wa...

This was great! I also baked it and added about a cup of beef broth and a tsp of Worcestershire sauce. Will definitely make again.

Used red and yellow bell pepper and seasoned with garlic powder and seasoning salt. Family really liked it. It always feels good when they comment that my food is the best out of everyone's th...