Easy Swiss Steak Recipe
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Easy Swiss Steak Recipe

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Here's a dinner that takes up little of your time. We like it with mashed potatoes, rice or noodles. -Betty Richardson of Springfield, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 beef cubed steaks (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib with leaves, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 255 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 746mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein Diabetic Exchanges:3 lean meat, 3 vegetable 1/2 fat


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, brown cubed steaks on both sides in oil over medium-high heat; remove and set aside. In the same skillet, saute the onion, celery and garlic for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce and bouillon. Return steaks to the pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into tomato mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Swiss Steak in Light & Tasty October 2005, p21

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Jan. 30, 2015

"Very tasty. My daughter, who dislikes most red meat, is a big fan of this dish. I brown the steaks & then place everything in the slow cooker for about 3 hours on high--I use my slow cookers whenever possible . It always turns out moist & tender."

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"My husband & I loved this. We substituted venison for the beef. It was easy & quick to prepare. Thanks"

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

"This recipe is different from what my husband and I remember from our childhoods, but we really enjoyed it. I seem to remember my mom's Swiss steak to have a brown gravy rather than a tomato based gravy. But this recipe is delicious and probably much healthier."

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014

"My husband told me it was one of the most tender cuts of steak he'd even eaten. My daughter isn't a big red meat fan and she even liked it. Really hearty and delicious. Will definitely make again!"

Reviewed Oct. 24, 2012

"This recipe was delicious and very easy to make. I used a larger amount of steak (about 6 pieces) but the same amount of the other ingredients. there wasn't any need to thicken the sauce. it was thick and delicious with baked potatoes. I'll definitely serve it again."

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