Easy Swiss Steak


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Swiss Steak  is a perfect family dinner; it’s easy to make and can be cooked either in the oven or in the slow cooker. This dish has delicious tender beef in a rich tomato gravy and is perfect served over rice, noodles or mashed potatoes!

Swiss Steak is a perfect family dinner; it's easy to make and can be cooked either in the oven or in the slow cooker. This dish has delicious tender beef in a rich tomato gravy and is perfect served over rice, noodles or mashed potatoes!

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Swiss steak is one of those dishes I associate with comfort; I grew up eating this for dinner on Sunday evenings, and as I got older, it became one of those dishes I craved. These days it is a family favorite dinner option. We all love it for the incredible flavor, but also, as the grocery shopper for my family, I appreciate that an inexpensive cut of steak can become something so tender and delicious!

Swiss steak is often confused with Salisbury Steak, but there is a difference between the two. A Salisbury steak is made with ground beef and shaped into a patty while Swiss steak is actually steak! Salisbury Steak generally has a beef broth based gravy while Swiss steak has a tomato based gravy.

Swiss Steak is a perfect family dinner; it's easy to make and can be cooked either in the oven or in the slow cooker. This dish has delicious tender beef in a rich tomato gravy and is perfect served over rice, noodles or mashed potatoes!

I cook this Swiss steak recipe in a dutch oven, but don’t worry if you don’t have a dutch oven! You can cook it in a frying pan and then transfer it to a casserole dish for baking, or you can put it in a crock pot for 7 to 8 hours to have dinner done when you come home from work.

When preparing your Swiss Steak, make sure you pound your steaks to tenderize them (I use a mallet style tenderizer). You can use round or chuck steaks, which are generally a tougher cut of meat, so the tenderizing process is important.

Swiss Steak is a perfect family dinner; it's easy to make and can be cooked either in the oven or in the slow cooker. This dish has delicious tender beef in a rich tomato gravy and is perfect served over rice, noodles or mashed potatoes!

Believe me when I say there is nothing quite as nice as having a hot dinner that is packed with comfort from a great steak flavor with all of that creamy gravy!

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Review Recipe

SWISS STEAK

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Swiss Steak is a perfect family dinner; it’s easy to make and can be cooked either in the oven or in the slow cooker. This dish has delicious tender beef in a rich tomato gravy and is perfect served over rice, noodles or mashed potatoes!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs round steak
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or as needed
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 can 28 oz diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 can 10 oz beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch optional, see note below

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using a meat mallet, pound meat to 1/2″ thickness.
  3. Combine flour, paprika, garlic powder, pepper & salt to taste. Dredge meat in flour mixture.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat in a dutch oven. Brown steaks on each side (adding additional olive oil if needed). Set aside.
  5. Place onion & carrot in the bottom of the pot. Top with browned steaks.
  6. Add remaining ingredients except cornstarch. Cover and cook for 2.5-3 hours.
  7. Serve over mashed potatoes.

Recipe Notes

If you’d prefer a thicker tomato gravy, after cooking remove beef from the pot. Combine cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water. Bring liquid in the pot to a boil. Stir in cornstarch slurry and stir until thickened.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 439, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 107mg, Sodium: 456mg, Potassium: 1213mg, Carbohydrates: 31g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 9g, Protein: 42g, Vitamin A: 5460%, Vitamin C: 25.5%, Calcium: 125%, Iron: 6.8%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Swiss Steak  is a perfect family dinner; it's easy to make and can be cooked either in the oven or in the slow cooker. This dish has delicious tender beef in a rich tomato gravy and is equally delicious over rice, noodles or mashed potatoes!
Swiss Steak  is a perfect family dinner; it's easy to make and can be cooked either in the oven or in the slow cooker. This dish has delicious tender beef in a rich tomato gravy and is equally delicious over rice, noodles or mashed potatoes!

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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