Rating: 4.56 stars
45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

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.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 45 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

387 calories; protein 32.1g; carbohydrates 9.5g; fat 23.8g; cholesterol 95.3mg; sodium 329.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (49)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2012
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/13/2015
This was OK for me. Thanks for recipe it's always fun to try new recipes. Read More
45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2012
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. Read More
(80)
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2013
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 hour. Tender! Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2013
used red and yellow peppers and used fresh tomato's out of the garden.the whole family loved it.....(-:.. Read More
(24)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2016
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 stove) but it was worth the effort. My husband went back for seconds! Since my Swiss steak was 2 1/2 pounds, I used a 15 ounce can of petite diced tomatoes and a little extra water with a dissolved bouillon cube. I did put it in a 9x13 dish after browning (so I could go ahead and clean the kitchen) and baked covered with foil. Frozen chopped bell peppers worked fine. I will not wait so long to make this again. Very yummy and tender, was good served with rice. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2014
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 place of water. Also I sometimes use tenderizer on an inexpensive cut of beef but as long as the beef is pounded out and cooked for the time stated it really isn't necessary it is nice and tender. We eat ours with steamed jasmine rice yummy! Thanks for this great recipe. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2013
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 seasoning...so I added in about a cup more water a bouillon cube and some garlic powder...also added a flour water slurry to thicken it up a bit. Served it over egg noodles topped with some chopped fresh parsley and it was devoured! Read More
(8)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2016
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 was just like hers!!!!! I used olive oil instead of shortening and a bit more then it called for I put the flour and salt pepper & meat in Ziploc bag then shook it off as I added to the oil browned the meat threw in veggies and canned diced tomatoes 14 oz. Instead of 8 a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce and a cup or so of tomato juice and salt and pepper and let'r simmer for about 2 hrs. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2014
My daughter had a similar dish at a friend's cattle branding but it was prepared by the chuck wagon in a Dutch oven over a fire. She kept describing it & asking me to prepare it so I went searching for a recipe & this is the one I settled on. She says it is mighty close to what they ate at branding. My family went crazy over it & it is now on our list of family favorites! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2014
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. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
11/13/2015
This was OK for me. Thanks for recipe it's always fun to try new recipes. Read More