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Zippy Swiss Steak

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Bake: 2 hours


6 servings

Updated: Jan. 12, 2023
This recipe has been in my family so long I don't even remember where it came from. Mexican-style food has been a favorite of mine since I was a child. This easy dish is mild, but it can be made hotter if desired.


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 pounds beef top round steak (1/2 inch thick)


  1. In a saucepan, saute onion and garlic in 2 tablespoons of oil. Add tomatoes, chiles and 1 teaspoon salt. Simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  2. Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, combine flour, pepper and remaining salt. Cut steak into serving-size pieces; dredge in flour mixture. In a skillet, brown steak on both sides in remaining oil. Transfer to an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Set aside half of the tomato mixture; pour remaining mixture over steak.
  3. Cover and bake at 325° for 2 hours or until meat is tender. Heat reserved tomato mixture and serve with steak.

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