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Aug 14, 2012 01:04 PM

Swiss steak recipe?

I have a desire for an old fashioned Swiss steak dinner. I tried Alton Browns tasted too much like a beef gumbo.
Any suggestions on a good recipe?
Thank you all in advance.

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  1. This my wife's recipe. My son grew up on it. Consequently, when I tried to make a version without golden mushrooms soup, there was all kinds of moaning and groaning so I went back to this recipe.

    Swiss Steak (Judy)


    round steak (≈ 2 1/2 pounds)
    1 tsp garlic powder
    Salt and pepper
    All-purpose flour, for dusting
    1/3 cup vegetable oil
    2 cloves garlic, crushed
    3 (14-1/2 oz) can stewed tomatoes
    2 medium onion, cut into strips
    2 medium bell pepper, cut into strips
    1 can golden mushroom soup


    Cut steak into serving-size pieces. Season, to taste, with garlic powder and salt and pepper. Dredge meat with flour. Try to pound it in a little.

    Brown both sides of meat in vegetable oil. Transfer to Dutch oven.

    Combine garlic, tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, mushroom soup and 1 tomato-can measure of water. Pour over steak and simmer until meat is tender, about 2 to 3 hours.

    Season, to taste.


    You can cook this in a slow-cooker. Low heat on a slow cooker is about 200 degrees F and high heat on a slow cooker is about 300 degrees F. Use Kitchen Bouquet to darken.

    Note: to ensure tenderness, it is necessary to have the butcher run the round steak through a cuber or you can use a 48 blade tenderizer.