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Seasoned Swiss Steak

This main dish combines tender beef and vegetables in a gravy that melds tomato, brown sugar and mustard.—Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1-1/2 pounds beef top round steak (about 1 inch thick), cut into serving-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  • Combine the flour, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; set aside 2 tablespoons for gravy. Rub remaining flour mixture over steak. Pound meat with a mallet to tenderize.
  • In a large skillet, brown steak in oil over medium-high heat. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Top with the carrots, onion, green pepper, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Pour tomatoes over all.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender.
  • Transfer meat and vegetables to a serving dish; keep warm. Strain pan juices into a measuring cup; add water to measure 1 cup.
  • In a small saucepan, combine reserved flour mixture with cold water until smooth. Whisk in pan juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add remaining salt and pepper. Serve with steak.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 249 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 549mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein.

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  • vsheese
    Jul 18, 2015

    I love this recipe baked or in the crock pot!

  • dvierzen
    Jan 8, 2015

    A hearty, working man's meal! My husband and I both enjoyed this meal. I did as another reviewer suggested and used Rotel in place of chopping onions and peppers. I also added potatoes and poured 8oz of tomato sauce over everything. I cooked this in a Dutch oven. Very flavorful!

  • Rivkel
    Oct 9, 2014

    This is good but my family didn't like it. Just not their style. Also takes a lot of work.

  • SusieOFoodie
    Sep 18, 2013

    My husband loves this meal! Give it a try and I'm sure you'll love it. Slightly spicy with a little sweetness from the carrots and brown sugar. A quick shortcut is to use Rotel in place of the peppers, onions and tomatoes. It isn't the prettiest dish, but it is wonderfully hearty with some mashed potatoes on a cold winter day.

  • GracieLee
    Oct 19, 2011

    I've made this recipe many times. It always gets rave reviews and everyone always wants the recipe. They think I spent HOURS on dinner, and it's very simple. Tomorrow, I'm making it for 20!

  • ndiorio
    Mar 20, 2009

    This was very good. Used flat iron steak and cooked in crock pot.