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Simmered Swiss Steak Recipe

"My husband and I are beef lovers, and we truly enjoy the flavor of this round steak," writes Cindy Stewart from her kitchen in Deshler, Ohio. "It's simple to make, but it tastes like it took several hours."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/4 cup mashed potato flakes
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons garlic powder, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound boneless beef round steak
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup beef broth


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the potato flakes, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, onion powder and pepper; sprinkle over steak. Pound with a mallet to tenderize.
  • 2. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown steak in oil on both sides. Remove and set aside. In the same skillet, saute onion and remaining garlic powder until onion is tender. Return steak to the pan; add tomatoes and broth. Cover and simmer for 1 hour or until meat is tender. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

8 ounce-weight: 258 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 275mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein.

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jbennett User ID: 1496914 52518
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2010

"This recipe just didn't have any zip, flavor-wise. Even doubling up on garlic and onion powder didn't make any difference. It was a simple recipe--too bad it didn't taste better."

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