Saturday, February 4, 2012

Swiss Steak Recipe

I have been asked by several readers to share my recipe for the Swiss Steak. I usually don't use recipes except when are the approximate measurements for the ingredients and what I did when making the steaks. I don't like the texture of cooked celery, but love the flavor it adds to dishes, so I halve the stalks, using them as lifts for the steaks to keep them from sticking to the pan. Make sure you simmer this until the meat is fork tender, you won't be sorry!

Swiss Steak

1-1½ lb. London broil steak
½ cup flour
3-4 tablespoons oil
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons tomato paste (I use the kind in a tube)
1-15 oz. can diced tomatoes, don't drain
1 tablespoon Worcestershire
2 stalks celery, halved
1½ cups chicken broth, you can use beef broth, but I like it better with the chicken broth

Cut meat into 3-4 pieces. Dredge meat on both sides in flour, then pound out to about half an inch thick. In large frying pan, add oil. Once the oil is heated add the meat, browning on both sides. Remove meat from pan. Add onions and garlic, sautè until onions are soft, add tomatoes, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and broth. Next I lay the halved celery stalks into the mixture and top them with the browned steak. Cover and simmer 2-3 hours, until meat is fork tender.
Serve with boiled potatoes and a green vegetable. I always top the potatoes with some of the sauce, okay lots of it!


Foley said...

Looks delicious! I have never seen london broil steak at the grocer except for the individual London Broils that you would grill. I'll have to check it out. I remember Mom making Swiss steak but I have never had much luck with it, always turned out a little bland. Will definitely give this a try!!

Cindy said...

My mom used to make Swiss Steak too! Haven't had it in years.... Will have to try your recipe soon. Have a great weekend! XO Cindy

Designs on 47th Street said...

Oh yum! This sounds like a perfect meal for a wintry day. Thanks for sharing. I have never purchased london broil. Is this the secret or can another cut of beef work too?

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This sounds really good! I might have to give this a try! hugs, Linda

On Crooked Creek said...

This recipe is a "keeper". Different from my usual...but will be the NEXT Swiss Steak I make, for sure! Thank you for sharing!

Sunny said...

Hi! I plan to make this childhood fave this week, thanks! Happy week ahead, Sunny

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Ummmm, yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Babs said...

Marigene, OMGosh, I haven't had swiss steak in a looong time and I love it.I've never tried the London broil as mom used to use cubed steak. I think london broil would be an upgrade for sure.
Gosh you're making me hungry. I'm getting the ingredients for your recipe when I go to the store.
Have a great Sunday,

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

It looks so good! I've never had Swiss Steak, have to try this.

Maggie said...

Saw your blog on Cuisine Kathleen's blogroll and came over to find your Swiss steak recipe, now I know what we'll be having for dinner tonight.
Thanks for sharing.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I know we will like this. Thanks for the recipe!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

How wonderful to see another recipe from you, Marigene! This sounds wonderful!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Looks most delicious. I haven't had swiss steak in years. Thanks for your visit to my table this week.

Jo's This and That said...

Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing,Have a great week.Joann

Sunny said...

Just back to say that I tried your recipe. It was delicious. Sunny109

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

I haven't made swiss steak in years. It reminds me of my grandmothers kitchen. It was one of my favorite dinners. Thanks for the reminder and the recipe.

Audra said...

My grandmother and mother made this family favorite years ago. Unfortunately, after they passed we haven't had it, as none of us could remember the ingredients. I am making this tonight for my family and sharing the recipe with my sisters and sister in laws. Thank you!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Yum! My mom used to make this all the time! I am going to try it out!...hugs...Debbie

Rettabug said...

Marigene, I have not made Swiss Steak in AGES...thanks so much for the reminder & explanation of how you do it. I like the idea of placing the celery stalks beneath the steaks, too. Good thinking!

I can't wait to make it again. Wanna bet you've created a run on London broil steaks this week? LOL