Fry

Swiss Steak

by:
May 13, 2011
Author Notes

I love this dish, it's comforting and delicious and you leave the table satisfied, it's also very inexpensive. I use a cut of beef that is very economical either the edge of eye or eye of round or top round. This meal is simple to make either on the stovetop, in the oven or even in a slow cooker. I serve with either mashed potato's or rice and a salad. You can purchase all the ingredients for this meal for under $10. It really depends where you shop it could be less but in NYC thats dirt cheap. I have seen round steak or edge of eye for as little as 1.99 per pound. This recipe gives 4 people a generous serving. —sdebrango

  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Serves 4-6 (depends on serving size)
Ingredients
  • 1-1 1/2 pounds edge of eye or round steak
  • 2 cans stewed tomato
  • 1 small or med/small onion
  • 1 Bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Flour (to dredge the meat)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Some parsely chopped for garnish
  • Olive Oil to coat fry pan
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Dredge your steak in seasoned flour
  2. Chop onion and green pepper
  3. In a 12" fry pan ( with a lid) coated with oil fry your onions and green pepper don't cook through remove from pan when onions are translucent (you can put the peppers and onions together and remove together)
  4. Add a little more oil to the pan and put your steak in, brown on both sides. Don't cook through just brown the meat. Add the onion and green pepper, 2 cans of stewed tomato and salt and pepper. Cover with the lid, simmer on low for 1-2 hours or until meat is fork tender.
  5. When you cook on stovetop watch to make sure the liquid has not evaporated if it does just add a little water. You can also cook in the oven 275 degrees for 1-2 hours until meat is tender.
  6. I serve with either mashed potato or rice. Garnish with chopped parsley.
Contest Entries

See Reviews

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • dymnyno
    dymnyno
  • Alice E. Abbott
    Alice E. Abbott
Review
I have loved to cook for as long as I can remember, am self taught learning as I go. I come from a large Italian family and food was at the center of almost every gathering. My grandfather made his own wine and I remember the barrels of wine in the cellar of my grandfathers home, I watched my mother and aunts making homemade pasta and remember how wonderful it was to sit down to a truly amazing dinner. Cooking for me is a way to express myself its my creative outlet. I enjoy making all types of food but especially enjoy baking, I live in Brooklyn, NY, and I share my home with my two dogs Izzy and Nando. I like to collect cookbooks and scour magazines and newspapers for recipes. I hope one day to organize them.