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Sour Cream Swiss Steak Recipe

Sour Cream Swiss Steak Recipe

One year, after we'd purchased half a beef from a local cattle raiser, I went on a full-scale search for new and different recipes. This is one I found - my family loved it from the very first bite. I've shared it with friends at work, too (I'm a waitress). They agree it's a nice change from regular Swiss steak. My husband and I have three children - boys 25 and 21, and a girl 17. -Barb Benting, Grand Rapids, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 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 (12 ounces) 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
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Additional paprika, optional


  • 1. In a shallow bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper, paprika and 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 flour; stir until smooth. Transfer steaks 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. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Dorrie User ID: 7626543 255594
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2016

"This recipe, although good, is missing some serious information! Ground mustard...... Dry or in a jar? The ingredients are devided into 2 parts and both call for flour, but it does not specify how much goes into each part? Details people!!!!!"

gunslinger User ID: 544392 241246
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2016

"Steaks were so tender, gravy delicious over mashed potatoes!"

acooley User ID: 245858 83368
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

"This was delicious. We both enjoyed it a lot and the leftovers heated up really well, too. I may add a bit less brown sugar the next time I make it (maybe down to 1/8 of a cup instead of 1/4) but the sauce was still very good."

MelissaJacob User ID: 7114701 47771
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2013

"Round steak was much more tender cooking it this way."

vewebber58 User ID: 998755 24444
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2013

"This appealed to me because it's different from traditional Swiss steak that always seems to have tomatoes in it, which I wasn't overly fond of. I adapted this to use in my slow cooker....sauted the onions in the drippings after browning the meat, then added the steak pieces and simmered it all for thirty minutes. After that I put everything in the cooker and added the sauce mixture. I cooked them on low for about five hours and the meat was falling apart. It made a delicious meal, and leftovers the next day tasted even better!"

zellko User ID: 930001 202822
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2013 Edited Dec. 31, 2015

"I make Swiss steak often, but this is a standout! I don't think it has to cook quite that long and I'll probably use less sugar."

TexasCookie User ID: 4277703 48963
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2012

"Absolutely delicious, even better than I had hoped for based on the good reviews. Just make it, you won't be sorry!"

naja_n_veda User ID: 1142773 47770
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"Tried this recipe on a whim because I had some steaks that needed to be cooked and I didn't just want plain. My family LOVED them!! Even my super picky young kids. I must say, though, that I took a shortcut and didn't simmer the steaks in the pan for 30 min with the water. Instead after browning them, I put them right in the pan for baking and baked them for 3 hours on 265."

Sask Mom User ID: 5647641 68357
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

"My family really enjoyed this recipe, next time I won't add as much sugar. Very tasty"

LuvMyWesties User ID: 3215694 48962
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"The word is FLAVOR-FULL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)"

LuvMyWesties User ID: 3215694 68356
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"Extremely tender and flaverful. Had a friend visiting when I had this baking in the oven for our dinner and she refused to leave until I gave her the recipe!"

cburnett User ID: 2734210 60205
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2008 Edited May. 6, 2016

"My family absolutely LOVED this recipe!!"

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