Swiss Steak Recipe

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Me: I'm going to make Swiss Steak for dinner
Jutta: I don't know what that is. What makes it Swiss? Cheese? Chocolate?
Me: No. I think they call it Swiss because you have to beat the crap out of the meat before cooking

This was a childhood comfort food my mom made a lot. It's not quiet as good as hers, but its pretty tasty.
Serve it on top of mashed potatoes or egg noodles.

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Servings: 4


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  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Tenderize the meat using a needling device or a meat hammer with the needle side until each slice is 1/4-inch thick.
  3. Place the flour into a pie pan and mix with salt and pepper
  4. Dredge the slices of meat on both sides and set aside.
  5. Add enough of the vegetable oil to just cover the bottom of a Dutch oven set over medium-high heat.
  6. Once the oil begins to shimmer, add the steaks to the pan, being careful not to overcrowd. Cook until golden brown on both sides, approximately 2 minutes per side. Remove the steaks to a plate and repeat until all of the steaks have been browned.
  7. Remove the last steaks from the pot and add the onions, garlic, and celery. Saute for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the tomato paste and stir to combine.
  8. Next add the tomatoes, paprika, oregano, Worcestershire sauce and beef broth and stir to combine. Return the meat to the pot, submerging it in the liquid.
  9. Cover the pot and place it in the oven on the middle rack. Cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the meat is tender and falling apart.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 481g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 492  
Calories from Fat 237 48%
Total Fat 26.32g 33%
Saturated Fat 10.27g 41%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 622mg 26%
Potassium 1252mg 36%
Total Carbs 13.51g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3.3g 11%
Sugars 2.26g 2%
Protein 49.53g 79%
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  • Tim Campbell
    I tend to make more sauce which is wonderful over potatoes!
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!

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