Rating: 4 stars
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This classic Swiss steak recipe is the perfect comfort food dinner.  Simply coat flattened chuck steaks with seasoned flour, brown in a cast-iron skillet, and simmer with onions in water over low heat until tender.  Serve with glazed carrots and mashed potatoes.

Recipe by Cooking Light September 2000


Credit: Randy Mayor

Recipe Summary

4 servings (serving size: 1 steak and about 1/2 cup onions)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Trim fat from steaks. Place each steak between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; flatten each piece to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Rub steaks with garlic. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife. Combine flour, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle the steaks with the flour mixture.

  • Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add steaks, and cook for 4 minutes or until brown. Turn steaks over. Add onion, and cook 4 minutes. Add water. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until meat is tender.

Nutrition Facts

267 calories; calories from fat 32%; fat 9.4g; saturated fat 2.8g; mono fat 3.3g; poly fat 2.1g; protein 26.6g; carbohydrates 18.6g; fiber 2.9g; cholesterol 68mg; iron 3.6mg; sodium 374mg; calcium 41mg.