Best Swiss Steak Recipe 2021

Best Swiss Steak Recipe

Best Swiss Steak Recipe 2021

Swiss steak is a dish of meat, usually beef, that is swissed by rolling or pounding before being braised in a cooking pot of stewed vegetables and seasonings.

It is often served with gravy. It is made either on a stove or in an oven and does not get its name from Switzerland, as the name suggests, but the technique of tenderizing by pounding or rolling called “swissing”.

This Easy Swiss Steak recipe is made with inexpensive beef, cooked down until tender in a flavorful tomato sauce. Made all in one pot, an impressive steak dinner doesn’t have to cost you so much money and effort!

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What is Swiss Steak?

This recipe gets its name from the method in which the meat is handled before being braised. It is swissed, which refers to either rolling or pounding meat out. This is what will give you that incredibly soft result filled with flavor in each bite.

How to Serve?

This Swiss steak will pair perfectly with some rice or over some noodles to help soak up all that deliciousness, but it is typically served very simply with mashed potatoes and veggies.

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Reheating

You can reheat Swiss steak the microwave, or in a skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally. If you find the sauce has reduced too much, you can add a splash of water or broth to thin it out.

Freezing

You can also store leftovers in the freezer for 2-3 months. It’ll be much easier to let the leftovers thaw overnight in the fridge before using one the reheating methods detailed above. This will ensure you can reheat carefully without breaking the meat apart.

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SWISS STEAK BEST RECIPE (So Easy):

YEILDS:PREP TIME:TOTAL TIME:
6 Servings0 Hours 30 Mins2 Hours 30 Mins

INGREDIENTS

2 lbs bottom round roast Cut into 1/2″ thick slices
1 tsp salt or to taste
1 tsp pepper or to taste
½ cup flour all-purpose
3 tbsp olive oil
1 onion sliced
4 cloves garlic minced
1 tbsp tomato paste
14.5 oz diced tomatoes 1 can
2 cups beef broth low sodium
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp parsley freshly chopped

DIRECTIONS

  1. Swiss the steak: Use a meat tenderizer mallet to poke holes into each slice of steak on both sides. You can also do with a fork or pairing knife.
  2. Dredge through flour: Generously salt the beef slices with salt and pepper. Add the flour to a shallow bowl. Dredge each piece of beef well in the flour.
  3. Sear the steak: Heat 2 tbsp of the olive oil in large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add the dredged beef to the skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until seared and well browned. Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside.
  4. Sauté onion: Add the remaining tbsp of olive oil to the skillet along with the onions. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until they soften and get translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds or until aromatic.
  5. Add the rest of ingredients: Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute, then add the diced tomatoes, broth, Italian seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir everything together well.
  6. Braise: Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Add the beef back to the skillet and make sure it’s fully submerged. Cover and cook for 1 1/2 hours, or until the sauce has reduced to your liking and the beef is tender. Stir occasionally.
  7. Finish & serve: Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

  1. Swiss: Use a meat tenderizer mallet to poke holes into each slice of steak on both sides. You can also do with with a fork or pairing knife.
  2. Dredge: Generously salt the beef slices with salt and pepper. Add the flour to a shallow bowl. Dredge each piece of beef well in the flour.
  3. Sear: Heat 2 tbsp of the olive oil in large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add the dredged beef to the skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until seared and well browned. Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside.
  4. Sauté: Add the remaining tbsp of olive oil to the skillet along with the onions. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until they soften and begin to brown. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Mix: Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute. Add this mixture to your slow cooker along with the diced tomatoes, broth, Italian seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir everything together well.
  6. Cook: Add the beef to the slow cooker and make sure it’s fully submerged in the sauce. Cook for 8 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high.
  7. Finish: Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed. Garnish with parsley and serve.

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Instant Pot Swiss Steak

  1. Swiss: Use a meat tenderizer mallet to poke holes into each slice of steak on both sides. You can also do with with a fork or pairing knife.
  2. Dredge: Generously salt the beef slices with salt and pepper. Add the flour to a shallow bowl. Dredge each piece of beef well in the flour.
  3. Sear: Heat 2 tbsp of the olive oil in your Instant Pot on the sauté setting. Add the dredged beef to the pot and sear for 4-5 minutes per side, or until seared and well browned. Work in batches. Remove the beef from the pot and set aside.
  4. Sauté: Add the remaining tbsp of olive oil to your Instant Pot along with the onions. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until they soften and begin to brown. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Broth: Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute, then add the diced tomatoes, broth, Italian seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir everything together well.
  6. Braise: Add the beef back to the pot and make sure it’s fully submerged. Secure the lid and cook for 20 minutes on high pressure, then let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes before quickly releasing the remaining pressure.
  7. Finish: If you want the sauce thicker, turn on the sauté setting and simmer until some of the liquid cooks off or make a cornstarch slurry with cornstarch and water and stir in the sauce. Cook for a couple of minutes until the sauce thickens. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed. Garnish with parsley and serve.

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What cuts of meat can I use for Swiss Steak?

Swiss steak is perfect for those typically tougher cuts of meat! I used bottom round, but you can use top round, sirloin, or chuck instead.

Can I make Swiss Steak gluten free?

If you need a gluten-free alternative, use cornstarch instead of flour for dredging the beef.

Can I use my slow cooker or Instant pot?

While I used a stove-top method, you can get the same perfectly saucy and tender results using your favorite kitchen gadgets! (See below for step-by-step instructions!).

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