Swiss Steak

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Swiss Steak Swiss Steak

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: On low until meat is tender
Difficulty: Easy

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1   (14-1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes (use can and add 1 can of water)
2   cloves garlic, crushed
1/3 cup vegetable oil
all-purpose flour for dusting
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1   round steak (approximately 1 1/2 pounds) (see Note)
1   medium onion, cut into strips
1   medium bell pepper, cut into strips





Cut steak into serving-size pieces. Season, to taste, with garlic powder and salt and pepper. Dust meat with flour. In heavy skillet, brown both sides of meat in vegetable oil. Transfer to Dutch oven. Combine garlic, tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, and 1 tomato-can measure of water. Pour over steak and simmer over low heat until meat is tender, about 1 1/2 hours adding water, if necessary to keep meat partially covered. Season, to taste, with additional salt and pepper. Hint: Cook this in a slow-cooker, according to manufacturers instructions, on low for a most fabulous dinner. Low heat on a slow cooker is about 200 degrees F and high heat on a slow cooker is about 300 degrees F.

Note: to ensure tenderness, it is necessary to have the butcher run the round steak through a cuber.

Show: Paula's Home Cooking
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Publication: Savannah Country cookbook

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Hi Paula, I just finished looking up you recipe for Swiss Steak. Sounds good. I will cook it tonight. Best Wishes, a loyal fan: Jim

By Mr. JT on July 10, 2013


I received a slow cooker for my birthday from my darling fiancé ( Stanley oxox ), I decided to try the Swiss steak recipe, I used cubed steak from the local pathmark store, I also added beef bullion for flavor, Tip, when Paula cooks this recipe on her show she adds that famous and beloved stick of butter, and so did I, No lighter side for this jersey girl, My family loved the recipe, I'm making it again tonight just for them. Thank You, Paula Deen

By Nurse~Diva on January 16, 2013


Love your show and how authentic you come across on TV. Recipes are good homecooking, love that; so full of memories! Love that you welcome us to see your family by bringing your sons and husband on. Don't change!!!

By Patti Allen on November 02, 2012


ON the Swiss steak. On the easier side: Put the meat, cut into pieces into the crock pot, add Lipton onion soup mix and a can of cream of mushroom soup. Add about a 1/3 cup of water. Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add bell pepper if you like. Cook on low all day. Add a can of diced tomatoes with italian seasonings. While the tomatoes get hot, make the potatoes. Now, you have a wonderful meat, potatoes and gravy for dinner.

By Cindy Etienne on July 31, 2012


Your food looks so very, very good. I wish T.V. at taste-a-vision. I know I'm no youngster but PLEASE ADOPT ME. To be at your home and eat that food would be like I died and went to heaven. Your program just makes me hungry. I haven't had a really good home cooked meal since my mom passed on. I'm watching you now and oh my gosh. Yum Yum Yum. Keep on with what you do. You're my kind of people. Nancy

By Nancy Wolf on April 10, 2012


What is a cuber?

By Nancy Wolf on April 10, 2012


Hello Paul Deen and family, I just wondered if you had any recipes for game, Venison, wild turkey, etc, for those hunters up north. Thank you, Diane

By Anonymous on March 03, 2012


I cooked this tonight. It was great. I added rotel tomatoes because i didn't have plain diced ones. i didn't have any leftovers.

By Jennifer furlow on December 15, 2011


I recently received a crockpot for a wedding gift and I'm really excited to use it for this recipe, but how long do you cook it for? (Amateur cook question!)

By Erica on August 15, 2011


I love your show!! Marvelous cooking GO PAULA!!!

By Sheri Jolley on May 18, 2011


Love Love this recipe. I cooked it in the slow cooker, and it was very tender. I added potatoes , because my husband is from the north and has to have potatoes with almost every meal. Your recipes are awesome.

By Beatrice Pruett on January 05, 2011


Looks wondeful. Going to try this. Thanks

By marie on December 29, 2010


I made this recipe with cubed steak and in the crock pot. We really enjoyed this recipe! Thanks, Miss rock!

By MLM216 on July 02, 2010


Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!!!!! I had been craving Swiss Steak, but the recipe went to my Grandmothers grave. This recipe isn't the same, it's better. (I will now be haunted by my Grandmother I'm certain.) So very good, I throw it in the Crockpot. My husband raves about how good it is!

By Anonymous on February 15, 2010


Paula My husband and I love this recipe.The meat had a good tast.

By Barbara Hall on August 28, 2009


Our family loves this recipe. It was not extremely soupy. The meat was tasty and great.

By Aunt GiGi on June 10, 2009


I LOVE Paula! Sorry to have to say that this recipe is not great. Followed exactly this one became soup... Meat that did not disintegrate was bland.

By wbinteriors on April 13, 2009

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