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Easy Swiss Steak

Here's a dinner that takes up little of your time. We like it with mashed potatoes, rice or noodles. -Betty Richardson of Springfield, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 beef cube steaks (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib with leaves, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water


  • In a large nonstick skillet, brown cube steaks on both sides in oil over medium-high heat; remove and set aside. In the same skillet, saute the onion, celery and garlic for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce and bouillon. Return steaks to the pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into tomato mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 255 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 746mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 3 vegetable, 1/2 fat.
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  • CarolDKidd
    Apr 3, 2017

    Really liked this recipe. It was very easy to make and turned out well. Looking forward to eating the leftovers.

  • khegeman
    Oct 3, 2016

    delicious and very easy

  • ppolen
    Jan 30, 2015

    Very tasty. My daughter, who dislikes most red meat, is a big fan of this dish. I brown the steaks & then place everything in the slow cooker for about 3 hours on high--I use my slow cookers whenever possible . It always turns out moist & tender.

  • hillsmans
    Dec 18, 2014

    My husband & I loved this. We substituted venison for the beef. It was easy & quick to prepare. Thanks

  • toolbarsco
    Nov 16, 2014

    This recipe is different from what my husband and I remember from our childhoods, but we really enjoyed it. I seem to remember my mom's Swiss steak to have a brown gravy rather than a tomato based gravy. But this recipe is delicious and probably much healthier.

  • Nstarlyn
    Apr 4, 2014

    My husband told me it was one of the most tender cuts of steak he'd even eaten. My daughter isn't a big red meat fan and she even liked it. Really hearty and delicious. Will definitely make again!

  • basbousa
    Jan 8, 2013

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  • kayitten
    Oct 24, 2012

    This recipe was delicious and very easy to make. I used a larger amount of steak (about 6 pieces) but the same amount of the other ingredients. there wasn't any need to thicken the sauce. it was thick and delicious with baked potatoes. I'll definitely serve it again.

  • mslagirl
    Oct 14, 2012

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    Dec 4, 2010

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