Simple Swiss Steak in a Dutch Oven


All these years I've thought Swiss steak was from Switzerland! It's not. Swiss is the treatment of the steak. It's the process of rolling or pounding the tough cut to make it tender. I've kept the “Swissing” technique and added my own flavors. It's pretty simple. The hardest part is cutting the veggies. You can't beat a long braise to make meat--cut-with-a-fork tender. Feel free to add your own twist! Serve it over egg noodles and with a crusty loaf of bread.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
8 servings


  • 2 pounds London broil

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 cup beef stock

  • 1 cup diced celery

  • 2 small onions, diced

  • 3 carrots, diced

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced


  1. Cut London broil into 2-inch cubes and spread out on a cutting board. Combine flour, seasoned salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl; sprinkle over meat. Toss to coat.

  2. Place a sheet of plastic wrap over the steak and gently, but firmly, pound the steak with a mallet or the back of a soup ladle.

  3. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir meat until browned, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add diced tomatoes with juice, beef stock, celery, onions, carrots, and bell pepper. Mix well and bring to a boil.

  4. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Crack the lid of the pot about 1/2 inch to let the steam escape. Continue to simmer until beef is tender, about 1 hour more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

333 Calories
9g Fat
15g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 333
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 308mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 25mg 123%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 7mg 37%
Potassium 700mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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