Save on Pinterest

Swiss Steak with Dumplings

My mother was a great cook and I learned so much from her. Ten years ago, I entered this hearty recipe in a contest and won. It's great all year and one of our workers' favorites when I take it to the field during harvest.—Pat Habiger, Spearville, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 70 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 2 pounds beef top round steak
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 2/3 cup milk


  • Cut steaks into six or eight pieces. Place flour in a large resealable bag. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a large skillet, brown meat in oil on both sides. Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish.
  • In the same skillet, combine the soup, water, salt and pepper; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Pour over steak. Cover and bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until meat is tender.
  • For dumplings, combine bread crumbs and 2 tablespoons butter in a small bowl; set aside. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and poultry seasoning. Stir in milk and remaining butter just until moistened.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls into the crumb mixture; roll until coated. Place dumplings over steak. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 20-30 minutes or until dumplings are lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • keljo444
    Jan 12, 2014

    This is one of our favorite comfort food recipes. We made it from the original Reminisce Magazine and then lost it for a few years. Was so happy to finally find it again online a few years ago. So tasty.

  • ValerieMS
    Oct 11, 2012

    This recipe has been passed down in my family for 4 generations, but over the years it's been altered somewhat. I use Cream of Mushroom rather than the Cream of Chicken. I saute onion, fresh garlic and fresh mushrooms prior to browning the beef. I also add fresh parsley and/or poultry seasoning to the dumpling mix. The great thing about a recipe like this is that it can easily be altered to suit almost anyone's taste. My mother doesn't eat much red meat so she uses chicken instead of steak and adds fresh broccoli to the soup.

  • agnes993
    Apr 2, 2012

    i liked the bread crumbs on the dumplings, but the rest didnt do much for me :(

  • Cubby123
    Mar 15, 2012

    This has become one of my all-time favorite recipes as well as standard fare to serve to company.

  • jimkaz98
    Mar 5, 2012

    Made a few changes to this recipe and my family loved it. Like the previous rater, I cut the steak into bite sized pieces and only cooked at 350 for 45 minutes. I added some cooked green beans on top of the steak and then the soup, which I did not heat up and I used one can of cr of chicken soup and 1 can of cr of mushroom and omitted the water. Will definitely make again!

  • TexasCookie
    Oct 14, 2011

    No comment left

  • sedmonds1483
    Sep 11, 2011

    No comment left

  • sarahsfavfan
    Sep 3, 2010

    Have made this 4 times now, the same exact way every time. It is has become one of our family fave dishes to have and I even made it for my in-laws and got big approval there. Easy to make, no serious hard work or thought and very pleasing to the eye.

  • Bratrattery
    Jan 22, 2009

    This is one of my favorite recipes. To make things go quicker, I cut the steak into bite size pieces before browning. This allows me to skip the baking for 50-60 minutes, plus then no one has to cut up their meat!

  • cilusmc
    Jul 2, 2008

    No comment left