4.89 from 35 votes
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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!
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  • 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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  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.)

Keyword Swiss Steak