Creole Steaks

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 21, 2022
Here’s a way to “fancy up” an economical cut of beef. I created the recipe as a variation on Swiss steak. Serve this entree with rice to catch the flavorful sauce. —Nicole Filizetti, Jacksonville, Florida


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 beef cube steaks (4 ounces each)
  • Additional salt and pepper


  1. In a large skillet, saute the onion, green pepper and celery in
  2. 2 tablespoons oil until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the flour, salt, thyme, cayenne and pepper.
  3. Add tomatoes and pepper sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; stir in lemon juice and keep warm.
  4. Sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper to taste. In another large skillet, cook steaks in remaining oil over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Serve with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 355 calories, 18g fat (2g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 889mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein.