Sour Cream Swiss Steak

Total Time

Prep: 50 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours


8 servings

Updated: Dec. 22, 2022
I spent a year searching for new and different beef recipes. This is the dish my family raves about, and they agree that it's a nice change from regular Swiss steak. —Barb Benting, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Sour Cream Swiss Steak Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons each salt, pepper, paprika and ground mustard
  • 3 pounds beef top round steak, cut into serving-size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • Additional paprika, optional


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine 1/3 cup flour, salt, pepper, paprika and ground mustard; dredge the steak.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil and butter. Cook steak on both sides until browned. Carefully add water; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. In a bowl, combine the sour cream, onion, garlic, soy sauce, brown sugar and remaining flour; stir until smooth. Transfer steak to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish; add sour cream mixture.
  4. Cover and bake at 325° for 1-1/2 hours or until tender. Sprinkle with paprika if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 460 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 137mg cholesterol, 1173mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 43g protein.