Microwave Swiss Steak Recipe

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Grace Ling of Winona, Minnesota lets her microwave do the work with this hassle-free Swiss steak dinner. "Because this dish is so simple to assemble, it's perfect after a long day when I don't feel like cooking," she mentions.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 50 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds beef top round steak (1/4 inch thick)
  • 3 tablespoons onion soup mix
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper, optional

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with reduced sodium onion soup mix and no-salt-added whole tomatoes) equals 201 calories, 4 g fat (0 saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 308 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable.

Directions

  1. Cut steak into serving-size pieces; pound with a mallet to tenderize. Place the steak in an ungreased shallow microwave-safe dish. Sprinkle with soup mix and mushrooms. Drain tomatoes, reserving liquid; set tomatoes aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the cornstarch and tomato liquid until smooth. Add pepper, cayenne if desired and tomatoes. Pour over meat. Cover and microwave on high for 4-6 minutes or until mixture begins to boil. Microwave, covered, at 50% power for 14-19 minutes longer or until meat is tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Microwave Swiss Steak in Quick Cooking September/October 2000, p33

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with reduced sodium onion soup mix and no-salt-added whole tomatoes) equals 201 calories, 4 g fat (0 saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 308 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable.

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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

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