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Tender Swiss Steak Recipe
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Tender Swiss Steak Recipe

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This is one of my family's favorite recipes. I sometimes serve it with white or wild rice. You can also substitute venison for the beef if you like.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 pounds beef top round steak (1 inch thick)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Hot cooked noodles, optional


  1. Cut meat into serving-size pieces. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  2. In a large skillet, brown meat in oil on both sides. Top with onions and celery. Combine the tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and oregano; spoon over vegetables. Cover and simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until meat is tender. Serve with noodles if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Swiss Steak in Country December/January 1995, p51

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 Sep. 5, 2014

"Easy, Delicious.....I did drop in some mushrooms and cherry tomatoes near the end."

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"Made this for an elderly friend asking for Swiss steak, he calls me the queen of swiss steak! This is an easy and very tasty recipe, made it for my family and got thumbs up."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

"Very easy to make and delicious. A side dish is not needed."

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