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Zippy Swiss Steak

 Zippy Swiss Steak
This recipe has been in my family so long I don't even remember where it came from. Mexican-style food has been a favorite of mine since I was a child. This easy dish is mild, but it can be made hotter if desired.
6 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 2 hours


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 pounds beef top round steak (1/2 inch thick)


  • In a saucepan, saute onion and garlic in 2 tablespoons of oil. Add
  • tomatoes, chilies and 1 teaspoon salt. Simmer, uncovered, for 20-25
  • minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, combine flour, pepper and remaining
  • salt. Cut steak into serving-size pieces; dredge in flour mixture.
  • In a skillet, brown steak on both sides in remaining oil. Transfer
  • to an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Set aside half of the
  • tomato mixture; pour remaining mixture over steak.
  • Cover and bake at 325° for 2 hours or until meat is tender. Heat
  • reserved tomato mixture and serve with steak. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 323 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 1,073 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 13 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 36 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.