Steak in Sauce Recipe
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Steak in Sauce Recipe

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“My husband and I enjoyed this recipe for so many years,” recalls Vera Kleiber in Raleigh, North Carolina. “The sauce is wonderful, and the dish always brings back memories.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:2 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 3/4 pound boneless beef top round steak
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (5-1/2 ounces) tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup diced canned tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (prepared with 1/4 teaspoon salt and reduced-sodium tomato juice) equals 361 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 541 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 41 g protein.


  1. Cut steak into two pieces; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Using a mallet, pound flour into the meat. In a large skillet, brown meat in oil on both sides. Transfer to a shallow 1-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  2. In the same skillet, saute onion in drippings until tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Pour over meat. Cover and bake at 350° for 1-1/2 hours or until tender. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Swiss Steak in Cooking for 2 Fall 2005, p39

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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

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