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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Grandma's Book - Oven Swiss Steak

This is fantastic. It's a bit of work, and it's worth the effort. I suggest serving with plain mashed potatoes; the meat is very rich and flavorful! The tone of the recipe and the fact that it was typed on a typewriter means this is one of her older recipes. Those are the best kind. :)


1 1/2 lbs. round steak, 3/4" thick
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes
1/2c chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped carrot
2T chopped onion
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Cut meat into 4 portions. Mix flour and salt. Sprinkle 1/2-1 tsp worth of flour mixture onto each, and pound into flour mixture on both sides. Reserve remaining flour mixture. Brown meat in a small amount of fat, preferably shortening but I used butter. Place browned meat into a baking dish and set aside. 
Combine remaining flour with drippings in pan. Add vegetables and Worcestershire sauce. Cook mixture until it boils, stirring constantly. Pour mixture over meat. Cover, and cook at 350 for 2 hours. Add cheese and return to oven for 5 minutes.

*I have a very hot oven, so I did 325 for 2 hours. It was very tender and developed a lovely crust on the bottom; if you want them more even, turn them halfway through cooking.