Swiss Steak




Sauce and Seasonings:


  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Pat dry the meat. Sprinkle with minced garlic, salt, and pepper.
  3. Dredge meat in flour; shaking off excess.
  4. Heat a large deep ovenproof skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the steak to the skillet and sear until nicely browned on both sides, 6 to 8 minutes.
  6. Remove the meat from the skillet and keep warm.
  7. Add onions, carrots, and celery to skillet.
  8. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened but not browned, 5 to 10 minutes.
  9. Add meat and potatoes to skillet.
  10. Add beef stock, wine or beer, tomato paste, and seasonings to skillet.
  11. Cover skillet and bake in oven until the meat is tender, about 2 to 2½ hours.
  12. Remove meat and vegetables to a large platter. Pour sauce over meat. Serve.


Serves 4.

Serve with a bowl of crisp salad greens topped with Italian salad dressing and croutons.

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Recipe adapted from Joy of Cooking, by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, and Ethan Becker. New York: Scribner (1997).