This is an oldie, but goodie that I remember my mom making as a child. Swiss steak is just round steak, (which is an inexpensive, but tough cut of meat), that is breaded, browned on the stove, and baked in the oven with a delicious mixture of tomatoes, onions, and peppers. After slow cooking in the oven, you have a tender, fall apart beef entree that has fabulous flavor and goes great with my family’s favorite mashed potatoes.
There are a couple of things that I have done to vary and speed up this classic dish from the original recipe (which I have given). After browning the meat, you can put it in the crockpot to slow cook. To make it even simpler, I have often poured some mild salsa over the top, rather than cutting up the vegetables.
Whichever way you make this, you’ll end up with a total comfort food!
- 2 pounds beef round steak
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1/2 green pepper, chopped
- 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup water