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My Grandmother's Swiss Steak

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“There are a lot of swiss steak recipes here, but all of them have a lot of "stuff" in it. My grandfather was a very picky eater, and this is the way my grandmother made swiss steak. Granddaddy loved it, and we all did, too. In fact, my sister always wanted Swiss Steak for her birthday dinner. The gravy is best on mashed potatoes, but it's not too shabby over rice, either. This is not fancy, but it sure is good! My grandmother used her home-canned tomatoes in this, but it's almost as good with store-bought.”
1hr 10mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs round steaks
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 -2 onion, chopped (to taste)
  • flour (for dredging)
  • salt & pepper
  • oil


  1. Note: I usually use one very large onion. If your onions are small, use two.
  2. Heat oil in cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper and dredge in flour.
  3. Brown steaks on both sides in hot oil. Remove from skillet and place in oven-safe dish. (I use a 9 x 13 pyrex dish.).
  4. Add onions to skillet and saute until they start to brown around the edges. Pour in tomatoes and stir to loosen browned bits on bottom of skillet.
  5. Pour tomato mixture over steaks. Cover (I use foil) and bake at 350 for an hour or till meat is very tender.

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