My Mom's Swiss Steak Recipe

My Mom's Swiss Steak Recipes

  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 2 hrs
  • READY IN 2 hrs 20 mins 


Original recipe makes 4 servings
  •  2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  •  2 (1/2 pound) beef sirloin tip steaks
  •  salt and pepper to taste
  •  1 cup (1 small) chopped onion
  •  1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  •  2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms (optional)
  •  1 stalk celery, chopped (optional)
  •  1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper (optional)
  •  1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  •  1 bay leaf
  •  1 cup water (optional)
  •  2 tablespoons cornstarch (optional)


  1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Place steaks into the pot one at a time, quickly browning on each side. Remove steaks, and set aside. Add the onion to the pot, and cook over medium-low heat until wilted, about 3 minutes. Return the steaks to the pot, and add the tomatoes, mushrooms, celery and green pepper. Season with oregano and add the bay leaf.
  2. Cover the pot, and cook over medium-low heat for about 1 1/2 hours, or until meat is fork tender. If you wish to thicken the gravy, remove the meat to a plate. Stir together the cornstarch and water; stir into the pan juices. Let simmer for about 2 minutes to thicken. Return the beef to the pot.

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