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So-Tender Swiss Steak

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 2 hours

Makes

8 servings

This fork-tender Swiss steak with rich gravy was an often-requested main dish around our house when I was growing up. Mom took pride in preparing scrumptious, hearty meals like this for our family and guests. —Linda McGinty, Parma, Ohio

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds beef top round steak, cut into serving-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • GRAVY:
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 cups beef broth or water
  • Hot cooked noodles or mashed potatoes, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large shallow dish, combine flour, salt and pepper. Pound steak with a mallet to tenderize. Add meat, a few pieces at a time, and toss to coat.
  2. In an ovenproof Dutch oven, brown steak in oil on both sides. Arrange onion slices between layers of meat. Add water and Worcestershire sauce.
  3. Cover and bake 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until meat is very tender. Remove to a serving platter and keep warm.
  4. In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper and broth until smooth; stir into pan juices. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve steak and gravy with noodles or mashed potatoes, if desired.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled beef mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a covered saucepan, gently stirring and adding a little broth or water if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 213 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 424mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein.