Swiss Steak

Total Time:
1 hr 40 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
1 hr 30 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 round steak (approximately 1 1/2 pounds), see note
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 (14-1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, cut into strips
  • 1 medium bell pepper, cut into strips
Directions

Cut steak into serving-size pieces. Season, to taste, with garlic powder and salt and pepper. Dust meat with flour. In heavy skillet, brown both sides of meat in vegetable oil. Transfer to Dutch oven. Combine garlic, tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, and 1 tomato-can measure of water. Pour over steak and simmer over low heat until meat is tender, about 1 1/2 hours adding water, if necessary to keep meat partially covered. Season, to taste, with additional salt and pepper. Hint: Cook this in a slow-cooker, according to manufacturers instructions, on low for a most fabulous dinner. Low heat on a slow cooker is about 200 degrees F and high heat on a slow cooker is about 300 degrees F.

Note: to ensure tenderness, it is necessary to have the butcher run the round steak through a cuber.


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Paula, thanks for doing southern dishes the southern way, this is the perfect Swiss steak. I served it with mashed potatoes and roasted carrots. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Totally tasty! Very good! I did add a can of 'Cream of Celery Soup' and a half cup more water with that besides the diced tomato can of water. Other than that, followed the recipe. I always use Cream of Celery soup...(my mother's recipe) and thought it sure couldn't hurt! Anyways, I will keep this and make it again...very, very good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
mmm mmm! Just like Mammy used to make back on the plantation. Just kidding, Paula. Love you and your recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
thank you Mrs Paula Dean. Your Swiss Steak recipe is outstanding. Made for the wife she loved it, well so didn't I item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yumm item not reviewed by moderator and published
very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used cubed steak instead of round steak. My guys ate it up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really like this easy recipe. I also used beef broth instead of water and added extra garlic and a few shakes of crushed red peppers. We prefer a little spice. Served with rice and crusty bread. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe. A new family favorite. I've shared it on Facebook so more can enjoy it as much as my family did. Don't be afraid 2 add additional seasoning. I always put my own spin on recipes. Thanks Paula Deen. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy. My husband and I loved it! Yuuummmm!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw this on Paual's show and am always looking for a new beef recipe as my husband is a big beef fan. I followed this recipe almost to a T, and it was very good. Only change I made was to use one can of beef broth instead of the water as many others have suggested. I didn't use a slow cooker for it, just a dutch oven on the stove top and it came out perfectly. I did have the butcher run the meat through the cuber as the recipe suggested, and I think that really made the difference in the meat being tender. For only cooking for 1 1/2 hours on a stove top, I was afraid the meat would be like shoe leather but it was very tender. Served it over rice with roasted brocolli on the side. A good, quick and easy dinner-great addition to the recipe box. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very similar to the way my mom taught me to make it. Only difference is we use stewed tomatos. Always one of my favorites. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very easy to prepare. Kids, Grandma & hubby loved it. Will definitely make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
One of my favorite go to recipes. Easy and tasty!! The Family loves it!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really nice recipe, taste just like my Moms. I added a little Worcestershire. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Comfort food at it's best item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tast and Super Easy to make item not reviewed by moderator and published
Way too much liquid in this dish. Really didn't care for it at all. The meat was drowning in liquid. I would leave out the water next time. This is nothing like the swiss steak I grew up on. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great basic recipe. Using the suggestions of adding worcestershire sauce and beef broth instead of water, this recipe was elevated to at least four stars. I can see creating an Italian version using plum tomatoes and some Italian spices or a Mexican version using some fresh chilies instead of bell peppers with a little cumin and or chipolti peppers in adobo sauce. I'm such a fan of the smokey taste imparted by the chipolti/adobo blend that I will try them next time. However, I had no problem consuming the dish as prepared (above and look forward to lunch tomorrow via the left overs. I had my preparation with a baked potato using the sauce as a topping. YUM item not reviewed by moderator and published
VERY tasty, as is everything I have ever made courtesy of Paula's recipes. I ate it until I couldn't eat anymore! : item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. So delicious, takes me back to my childhood. Another winner Paula, you're the best!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i lovw this recipe so much i am a majoir meat lover exsppecially with swiss omg item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this with deer, and it was excellent. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used to have swiss steak when I was little. Thank you Paula , of course I had to tweek a little. I used Hunts fireroasted tomatoes. This added great flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loves this recipe. Instead of Swiss Steak, I use beef tips. And, in the place of one can of water, I use one can of beef broth (and add a bit of Worcestershire sauce. We serve it over rice with french bread. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best swiss steak recipe. It's easy to make and tastes great! My whole family loves it and my mom asked for the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very disappointed. Tasted bland, and the ratio of breading to liquid made this rubbery and uninviting. Really will not make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last night for dinner and I think I did something wrong. This was the first time I have ever attemted Swiss Steak and all the coating fell off while it was simmering. So when it was done there were pieces of the flour coating that had once been fried on, all over the bottom of the pan. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and tastes great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and fast to make just put it in crook pot great meal after along day in the fields item not reviewed by moderator and published
i make this all the time except i do it on the stove instead of a slow cooker turns out great item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was wonderful and so easy. My family loved it. I put mine on top of white rice. It was amazing !!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good.My husband said i could cook this anytime.Very good and tender.I made rice with this dish.YUM YUM. item not reviewed by moderator and published
With his first bite, my husband said, "Oh boy! This is great!" He was right- it was delicious! Reminded me so much of the Swiss Steak my mom made when I was growing up. Great comfort food, served with mashed potatoes. Thanks, Paula, for the great dish and the pleasant memories. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed recipe exactly, except I used 2 lbs of meat to have leftovers, and it was fantastic. I may have simmered it a bit longer just because I was finishing up sides. The steak was so fall apart tender. Flavors were wonderful. Added cornstarch at the end to thicken up the "gravy". Served over rice. Yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been looking for something to do with cubed steak besides making CFS, so when I saw this episode I watched it with interest. I've got this cooking now. I don't care for bell peppers (regardless of color, so I omitted it, and added celery and mushrooms. I followed some of the other suggestions, and used a can of beef broth instead of the water. Smells great so the flavor should be spot-on! Hope it comes out "fork tender" like I hope. Serving it with mashed 'taters, I think. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I give this five stars. The reason is it is a comfort food ,in my opinion. No ,it is not very spicey but it is a good , homey recipe. I know it works in a slow cooker but the iron dutch oven brings out more flavor. I have made it several times. I dredge in cornstarch instead of flour and I don't use garlic powder, as I feel the fresh is enough. I don't think those two changes are enough to really alter the recipe. I love it over brown rice ,with a dusting of parmesan cheese . Also, this is one recipe that really needs ample ammounts of salt and fresh ground pepper. Make sure to stir about once every half hour because it keeps it from sticking. Then I must add, I always have a homemade bread with it that is slathered with, yes,there I said it, REAL BUTTER !!! Thanks Paula !! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is delicious! My husband and I love it! I added some mushrooms to the recipe, too. I have found that if I make a little extra 'gravy' with it and put the leftovers in the frig, I can make hamburger steaks later in the week and it is delish as well. Thanks, Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW! This dish was terrific! I don't usually rate recipes unless I follow them exactly, but I am making an exception. I wanted beef and green peppers; I found this recipe! I did not have any canned tomatoes, so I substituted a half of a can of tomato sauce and a half of a can of salsa. I also used beef broth instead of water. Wonderful, thank you Paula! Side note; this must be the only recipe of Paula's that does not contain butter :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This wasn't mind-blowing or anything new, but it was exactly what I wanted! Good yummy comfort food that reminded me of my childhood. It was simple to make and budget friendly and we loved it. I will definitely make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am an experience cook and was looking forward to this recipe. I followed it to the letter and must say it was one of the biggest disappointments I have had in a long time. My husband who will eat almost anything did not like it at all. I won't recommend it nor will I ever make it again......Sorry Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is close to how I make Swiss steak; I don't use bell peppers though. My family LOVES my Swiss steak and it is even better the next day (if there are any leftovers). item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought it was WONDERFUL! I used sirloin steak, I added another can of tomotoes. I served it over mashed potatoes, yummy! it would go go ver bread too. maybe rice. It was done in an hour. thanks paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious! I used beef stock instead of the water, added some extra garlic, tossed in a couple of stalks of celery (chopped and eliminated the peppers, since my son doesn't like them. But the meat was very tender, and the sauce was really tasty. I served it over rice and it got rave reviews at our table. I would definitely make this again. Comfort food at it's finest, but what did you expect from the Paula, the Queen of Comfort Food, y'all! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is closest to the way my Mom used to make and needless to say I LOVE IT!!! I make it often and it always is eaten with delight. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I also used Rotel and my husband and I decided this would become a regular....loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I recently had tooth implant surgery and can only eat soft food. This recipe was so tender I could eat it without any teeth in my mouth. I never had top round steak turn out as tender as it did in this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last night for my son and I - it was a hit. I did not have diced tomatoes but had two small cans of tomato sauce and used that instead. My son liked it and I will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a wonderful,savory, & satisfying dish. Taste awesome! I did make a few changes..i used rotel tomatoes with mild chili's & instead of a can of water i substituted with a can of beef broth. Also i gave it a little kick with a dash of cayenne. Cooked on 300 degrees for about an 1 & 45 min in my cast iron dutch. Will def be a reg meal for my family. My husband raved over this dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was fantastic. I did make some small changes--I cut my steak into 4" squares, added 6 garlic cloves instead of 2, 1 stick of chopped celery, 1 large russet potato cut into 1" cubes and I used a can of beef consomme instead of water. Finally, I used my crock pot on high for 2 hours, then on low for about 3 more hours. The beef was fork tender and fantastic!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh yes what a way to bring in the new year my family recently moved & seen show a few days ago cooked everything enlised in the slow cooking episode. It was great no fabulous!With 3 lil ones in the house picky, picky I'd say, they all loved it ate every bite! Yummy were about to dig into the blueberry peach cobbler, we love you Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have not tried this recipe but im am trying to find a similar recipe for chicken. i used o eat chicken wih a deep dark rough with such a wonderful rich flavor and cannot find a recipe. does anyone have a suggesstion? PLEASE HELP!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
was good, however I used sirlion, no mushrooms - carrots. Cover with tomato soup instead. Much better..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was disappointed-The cooked tenderized beef steak had the consistency of liver, and was very dry. The tenderising was recommended. The sauce from the tomatoes, onions, and peppers was wonderful. Next time I will try regular beef steak, or sirloin steak. If anyone knows why this happened, let me know. Usually always have great luck with Paula's recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this last night. I used Sirloin steak, and pounded each piece. I substituted stewed tomatoes for the canned, and sliced fresh mushrooms for the peppers. I added 2T Worcestershire. Right before serving, I thickened with corn starch. My family LOVED this, and RAVED about it all day (those that were home kept coming into the kitchen and saying how great it smelled!). item not reviewed by moderator and published
While recouperating from surgerry I spotted this recipe. It gave me great memories and what a wonderful "comfort food". It's taken a couple of weeks before I was able to make it but it's just like Mom's. The only addition I made was a couple of bay leaves. I pounded my own round steak and it was very tender. (I can remember Mom using the side of a dish to pound out her meat and it was always melt in your mouth good) It was cooked on top of the stove as it's too hot to light the oven and we don't have a/c. For those of you who didn't care for it, perhaps you just don't have the memories of the dish that the rest of us do. I know that sometimes they help to "flavor" dish as much as any seasoning! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved this receipe. I made a couple changes. Instead of green peppers I used red and yellow and didn't add the tomatoes. They cause my son and I sever heartburn. Next time I think I will add fresh mushrooms when I add the onions.......... item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved this Swiss Steak recipe and it was so easy. Only one change, I used 5 fresh bell peppers from the garden. This will be a weekly regular at our house. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This Swiss Steak recipe was easy & delicious! The only adjustment I made was that my sauce tasted a little "tomatoey" to me, so I added 1 teaspoon brown sugar & that mellowed out the flavors perfectly! I have been searching for a recipe like my Mom's & this is it, only better!! THank you item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved all the flavors to this recipe. My family could not wait until it cooked so they could devour it. I can't wait to try more of your recipes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was terrific. Everyone loved it. So easy and economical. I don't care for green bell peppers so I replaced them with Cubanelles (Italian Frying Peppers) and it was fantastic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was real easy to make and it reminded me of the swiss steak my mother use to make. Only problem was it wasn't as good the second day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I haven't had Swiss Steak since I was a child, and wondered it would match my memories. I loved it, and my daughter devoured it. Mind you, it IS Swiss Steak, it has simple flavors. If you're looking for Bobby Flay tastes, this isn't it. I did cut down the water a little, made it in the crock pot, and served over mashed potatoes. I will make it again when I'm in the mood for comfort food. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best swiss steak i have ever had. My life-partener loves all swiss steak or so she thought until I did this one now she ask for it to be a weekly dinner. So this has became a regular at our house. Thanks Paula. And don't worry about the butter you use my life-partener loves butter so she is more than happy to eat anything you make with it. She thinks the more butter you use the better or butter as it is. HA HA.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added mushrooms, and diced tomatoes with garlic and seasoning already added. This was a great recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I had a taste for Swiss Steak, so we found this one. Definitely a wonderful recipe, easy to make, very good. Will be making this again and again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband was craving Swiss Steak and he had been asking me to make it for quite sometime. I did not have a recipe for it so as always, I went to Paula Dean for assistance. This recipe ROCKS! The meat was falling apart, tender and the flavors were amazing. I wouldn't change a thing! For those of you who didn't think it was flavorfull or tender....you obviously did something wrong. This recipe needs NO adjustment. I have made it a few times and we never have leftover...it's definitely a crowd pleaser! Thank you Paul Dean...you ROCK! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a good recipe but I could not say Excellent. A definite keeper as the meat turns out very tender. I also put fresh mushrooms in for added flavor. I am going to try this with venison. item not reviewed by moderator and published
When I'm in the mood for comfort food,Paula comes to my mind. Over brown rice, to make it healthy, Yum, Yum. I loved it ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
That's what my family said all during dinner tonight. This recipe was super easy to make. I did brown my cubed steaks in the dutch oven and when browned, removed them and deglazed the pan with about 1/4 red wine and cooked it down to almost completely evaporated. Then, added the veggies, including some sliced carrots because my family love them. I added 2 cans of tomatoes because I had more meat then the recipe calls for, but otherwise completed the recipe as shown. The meat was fork tender and very flavorful. I served it with a side of oven roasted potatoes. Excellent meal!!! Thanks Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
Jennifer from San Diego, that is one of the funniest reviews I have ever read! I almost laughed myself right out of my chair. Thanks kid, that was great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a really delicious and easy recipe! I've been dying to try it ever since I saw Paula made it on her show. I decided to do it for my grandmother's birthday dinner party. I didn't have any round steak so, I substituted it for stew meat. Yes, I said stew meat! I know it's not round steak but, the end result was the same. I cooked the stew meat just like the recipe said and it was delicious! Tender too! I got rave reviews! The only change I made was, I used beef broth instead of water. I encourage everyone to try this recipe. Even the cooking novices! Next time I make it, I'll make sure I buy some round steak! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made my mom's Swiss Steak a long time ago but couldn't find the recipe when I wanted to make it today. I couldn't find her at home, so I found the next best thing with Paula's recipe. As it turns out, this swiss steak recipe is EXACTLY like my mom's with one small exception -- she uses STEWED tomatoes rather than diced tomatoes (have to admit I like the stewed a little better). Warning....bring tissues to the dinner table, because served over buttery mashed potatoes this recipe will make you cry! I feel sorry for those people who rated it bad because they either have no taste buds left, they can't cook worth a dang, or they just hate everything in life. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe turned out excellent! It was my first attempt to make swiss steak and I wanted to try something new for my picky husband for dinner. He LOVED it! I made a few small tweeks to use what I had on the shelf. I used one 14 oz can of diced tomatoes with green peppers and a jar of super chunky green pepper and mushroom spaghetti sauce. (I like it more saucy!) Also on the meat I didnt tenderize it. I used regular thin cut round steaks. I sprinkled them with garlic salt, black pepper and seasoning salt. Then dredge in flour and browned. I slow simmered mine for about 90 minutes and it was SO tender! I served with mashed potatoes and green beans and my husband cleaned his plate! This is a keeper! Next time I may add fresh sliced mushrooms along with the onions and green peppers! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula - this dish was excellant! A note to the bad critic: if you want a spicey dish make gumbo. Swiss Steak is Swiss Steak; it is not supposed to be overly spicey. The key, as Paula states, it to properly coat the meat with flour before browning. The flour will thicken the dish, so no tomato paste will be required. Also, the meat must be browned first. I doubled the recipe and used a can of 'mini dice tomatoes' (new from Hunts), as well as a can of crushed tomatoes. I like these types of dishes to be saucey so I can soak it up with bread. As another reviewer states below, I used UN-TENDERIZED round steak and it was STILL fork tender. I cooked the dish in the crockpot, and it was terific. As I am typing this, I am wearing my beloved Lady and Sons tee shirt that my sons purchased for me on their road trip to Florida during spring break six months ago. They made a detour to the resturant especially to get this for me! Unfortunately, they couldn't eat there (another goal), because the resturant was sold out for the night! Paula, this dish is definitely going on my rotating list of dinners. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was NOT acceptable without major tweeking. Absolutely no flavor or substance. While simmering, add 2 TBS tomato paste, 2 beef boullion cubes, 1 tsp. sugar, 2 TBS worcestershire sauce, juice of 1/2 lemon, 1/2 cup red wine. Roast the peppers and peel. This will add some flavor. At very end, add cornstarch plus 1 cup liquid from the pot, whisk and add to pot to thicken. Use crushed tomatoes instead of whole. Might as well just use someone else's recipe because this one's a dud. Love Paula but she needs to test her recipes before publishing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband is from the south and I am not. I turn to Paula's recipes often. As usual she didn't let me down! I used a can of crushed tomatoes instead of diced and chicken broth instead of water. I don't like chunky tomatoes and just thought chicken broth might give it extra flavor. It is an absolutely delicious easy meal. My husband and family loved it. The meat was tender and the flavors came together nicely. The " gravy " around the meat and veggies was awesome over mashd potatoes. I will make this again and again. Thanks again Paula!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not a fan of Swiss Steak because I'm not a fan of cooking with peppers. However, my mother gave me some from her garden and I had some round steak in the freezer. I watched the "Slow Cookin'" episode this week and made this recipe. By the time it all simmers together for an hour and a half, the peppers mellow down and it's fantastic. Believe it of not, I also did the mac and cheese and the peach & blueberry cobbler from this show and we had a real "Paula" supper. It was ALL really good and I had so much fun doing it!. I would surely make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe a few days ago and it was YUMMY!!! My family LOVED it and it's super easy!!! Paula you're the BEST!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this yesterday for my family and it was great. Spiced it up a little more, but all in all, it's a keeper. Thank you Paula, for another wonderful, homey, great tasting recipe. We all loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great Swiss Steak. To all the people that left bad ratings. Southern people are great cooks. If you watched Paul on tv then you know to brown your meat first. I have tried this on the stove which I prefer but also in a crock pot as well as in the oven,yes I loved it that much. Anyone that cooks nows about the temp. to cook it on and for those that dosen't, the degrees is in the recipe. As far as it being a cheap cut of meat, be thankful you can buy it. Some people can't afford to buy any meat.Some people just want to fuss. Paula,you keep on with all the great recipes.This is so GOOD!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Paula, you have made my family so happy! Once I had my daughter off to school, I started to prepare this dish. It only took 30 minutes to fix and I was done. I added in fresh sliced mushrooms and filled up the can with beef broth instead of water. It made a rich and delicious gravy. Since we eat GLUTEN FREE, I served it over hot buttered QUINOA. I used our GF baking mix to coat the steak. This was so comforting for my daughter who had just started a new school and was a little anxious. We are blessed to have you in our lives and watch your show everyday. Thank you Paula. YOU GO GIRL! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this yesterday for my family and am in a leg cast and have been for 3 months so it can't be very hard. I did exactly like she said do and went and bought the cast iron dutch oven like she uses and it was fabulous. My husband went wild over it. I added yukon potatoes the last 20 min.'s just so I wouldn't have to do mashed, and I did homemade cole slaw and mexican corn muffins. This meal was to die for. Paula, A+ as usual. We're coming to Savannah to your Restaraunt and I sure hope I get to meet you. Big fan. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this tonight and we just couldn't get enough. I used a London Broil because that's what I add, browned the meat in a cast iron skillet first. Then I put the meat in a crockpot, added the rest of the ingredients as listed. I cooked it in the crockpot on low for 7 hours and the meat just fell apart. The gravy was fantastic tasting. I did add a little more garlic and I seasoned the London Broil with some meat seasoning along with salt and pepper. Served this with rice and enjoyed!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Traditional Swiss Steak takes hours to make, and I must say the most important part of the cooking process is a iron skillet well seasoned! I was looking for a Swiss Steak recipe while waiting for my granny to call me back and when she did, I read her this recipe. The recipe she gave me was from a cookbook her mother gave her when she married in 1938. In an iron skillet melt three tbs of butter and cook a whole diced onion, and a bit of garlic. While this is cooking, POUND your floured meat with a meat mallet and work in flour and salt and pepper. Brown the steak on high heat until its seared on each side and nice and brown. scrap up the goodies on the bottom of pan. Add a pint of home canned tomato's and cover the meat. Don't drain the tomato's. Add some diced bell pepper, and some diced mushrooms. Heat until boiling, then add a domed that's tight fitting to let no steam escape. Cook over very low heat for up to three hours until the meat is fork tender. About 30 minutes before the steak is done, turn. We always served ours with mashed potato's and served the thick, brown gravy, which is what happens to the tomato's when its cooked properly, at the right temperature and the right amount of time! Always with fresh green bean's with a tbsp of butter! You can make this a little easier with minute steak, but be sure to the cook the sauce down! The butter from the cooking of the onions and garlic, mixes with the flour pounded into the meat and makes a great roux, that mixes with the cooked tomato's to make a great brown gravy and the acid in the tomato's tenderize the meat! You need to be patient with this recipe. I notice most people who liked this were from the mid-west and north-east. It just cannot be cooked in a slow cooker, why do you think no one makes it anymore! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family & I loved this but as previous reviewers have done I added additional ingredients. I added fresh mushrooms, beef bouillion, a bay leaf, and extra garlic. We had mashed potatoes w/ it & it was fabulous!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this and it looks really good, I am still cooking it. But I noticed that the recipe is a little different than the show. They tell you to brown the meat in a skillet, transfer to dutch oven and add the rest of the ingredients. On the show you brown the meat in the dutch oven, remove meat. Brown peppers, onions and garlic. Then add meat on top of pepper and onions, add tomatoes and water and cover. The recipe doesn?t tell you to cover it. It might not make a big different, but to someone who doesn't cook a lot they might be confused and not brown the onions and peppers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a fantastic recipe! I used venison instead of steak and I added fresh mushroom just because I had them in the refrigerator. I served this dish with mashed potatoes. These is for that hunter who is looking for a great way to cook venison. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super easy. Served over rice. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this recipe about 4 times now since it first aired my whole family loves it. It is even better when served over rice with the sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this with vegetarian "swiss steaks" and it was really, really good. My family, even meat eaters, loved it. I plan to make this a lot. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Have made this several times and we really like it. The steak is always tender and goes well over rice. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've never made swiss steak but my mom always used to. She passed when I was 17 y/o so never had a chance to get her recipe. Paula's version is just as delicious! I followed all directions with these exceptions - I pounded the steaks myself with a metal mallet, I added seasoned salt, pepper and garlic powder in with the flour and dusted liberally. I used a heavy skillet since I don't have a dutch oven. I used frozen peppers (red, green & yellow) since that's what I had on hand. The steak was extremely tender and full of flavor. My boyfriend (who'd never had "swiss" steak) loved it! Thanks Paula ! Love your shows, recipes and your wonderful personality! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best Swiss steak ever! I did what other reviewers suggested and added beef boullion mixed in with the can of water. I rubbed the meat with browning sauce, seasoned with Chicago Steak Grind and Grill, then floured and browned over high heat before I added it to the slow cooker. I used UN-TENDERIZED round steak and it was STILL fork tender. Those who complained of tough meat are definitely doing something very wrong! There's no way the meat can come out tough if you just follow the method. AWESOME PAULA!! Thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This swiss steak is now one of my family's favorite meals! Even my four year old loves it!! It comes out great each time! I did add one beef bouillion cube to the recipe. We also like to eat the steak over egg noodles. Thanks Paula for another great dish!!~ item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is soooo good. I make it at least twice a month and add mushrooms as well. I love the aroma though out the house while its cooking.. really gets you ready to eat! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I MADE THIS DISH YEASTERDAY. MY FAMILY WENT NUTS OVER THIS. THEY COULD NOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT IT. THE MEAT WAS SO TENDER, ALL I ADDED WAS 1 BEEF BOUILLION CUBE. OTHERWISE, I WOULD NOT CHANGE A THING. THIS IS A KEEPER. GOOD JOB, PAULA! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! item not reviewed by moderator and published
IWhen we had dinner it took me back to when I was a little girl and Mother's cooking. It tasted just like hers only I think she put potatoes and carrots in hers. Thank you Paula for a very special memory of Mo9ther. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had company last night and made this dish, but I used my crock pot. It was wonderful. Very flavorable and tender. My husband (who says he is an expert on swiss steak) and our friends just loved it. It is going to become a regular for us. Thanks Paula........... item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have tried making all kinds of swiss steak over the 36 yrs. of cooking and this was the best one ever. My husband and I loved it very much. Will definately make it more often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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