Swiss Steak

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 25m
Ready In

Recipe: #655

October 16, 2011

"Wonderful recipe for swiss steak. The original recipe came from 1937 Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. It has been changed over the years, but the basics are the same and it really is a good dish! You can make this recipe on the stove top or in the oven."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (294.9 g)
  • Calories 599.8
  • Total Fat - 36.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 168.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1589.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 12.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 1.2 g
  • Protein - 52.4 g
  • Calcium - 54.8 mg
  • Iron - 4.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Trim fat from meat. Cut into 4 serving size pieces.

Step 2

Combine flour, salt and pepper. With the notched side of a meat mallot, pound flour mixture into meat, both sides.

Step 3

In a large skillet brown meat on both sides in hot oil. Drain off fat.

Step 4

Add undrained tomatoes, onion, celery, carrot and thyme. Bring to boil, reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 1 1/4 hours or until meat is tender.

Step 5

Skim off any fat from the top.

Step 6

Serve over rice or noodles.

Step 7

OVEN DIRECTIONS: Prepare and brown meat in skillet, as above. Transfer meat to a 2 qt baking dish. In the same skillet combine undrained tomatoes, onion, celery, carrot and thyme. Bring to a full boil, scraping up any browned bits. Pour over meat. Cover and bake in a 350 degree oven about 1 hour until tender.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Derf "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen

mmm YUM, haven't made Swiss steak for ages, this is one of the best we 've ever had, loaded with flavour and will be made often.  I just did one thing different , i was out thyme, but had some fresh rosemary on hand so used that , loved it!!   thanks for posting.

(19 Dec 2012)