Most people expect a certain flavor when they bite into a Swiss steak, so this dish is a real surprise! It is a wonderful alternative to regular Swiss steak. My family really likes Mexican food, and this is one of their favorites.
Whenever I ask my husband what he'd like for dinner, this is what he requests. I double the recipe so that I can enjoy it with him. He thinks this rivals the stir-fries served in many restaurants.Margery Bryan, Moses Lake, Washington
When I was a new bride 25 years ago, this recipe was inside a serving dish I received as a gift. It's great on winter evenings served with a loaf of fresh bread. The cider and vinegar help tenderize the meat and provide wonderful flavor to this hearty stew.
-Carol Hendrickson, Laguna Beach, California
Romping in the national forest amid tall ponderosa pines around our home gives my husband and our two little boys big appetites. They like this savory stew. Because I'm a busy firefighter, I often make it ahead and serve it when I need a meal in a hurry.
-Linda Russell, Forest Lakes, Arizona
"THE WHOLE FAMILY helped prepared this sauerbraten. We children had fun mixing the spices and pounding them on the hearth, then Dad mixed them with salt and rubbed them into the meat. The tantalizing aromas escalated as the sauerbraten cooked.