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Friday, July 16, 2010

Swiss Steak

This a meal that you can do on the stove, in the oven or in the slow cooker. Make sure you cook it long enough that the tomato juice turns into a thick tomato gravy.



SWISS STEAK (serves 4)

Ingredients: (serves 4)
*1 1/2 pounds round steak (ask butcher to cube it) about 1 1/2 inches or use cube steak
*1/4 cup flour (use rice flour if you need it to be gluten free)
*1/3 cup vegetable oil
*2 garlic cloves, minced
*1 green pepper, cut into strips
*1 medium onion, cut into strips
*1 cup mushrooms, sliced
*1 (46 ounces) tomato juice or 1 quart of stewed tomatoes
*1 1/2 teaspoon pepper
*1 teaspoon salt
*2 teaspoons thyme
*1 teaspoon dried basil
*1 teaspoon dried oregano
*1/2 teaspoon marjoram

Directions:

(Stove Top Method)
~Place vegetable oil in large frying pan, on medium-high heat.
~Put flour in a shallow dish and dust steak in flour, until completely covered.
~Place steaks in hot oil and brown on both sides. About 3 minutes each side.
~Remove steaks.
~Put green peppers, onions, & garlic in oil scraping steak drippings off bottom of pan as they cook.
~Cook until veggies are a little tender.
~Put steaks back into pan.
~Gently pour tomato juice into pan.
~Add all the seasonings.
~Bring tomato juice to a boil.
~Reduce heat to simmer.
~Cook for 4 - 5 hours, stirring every once in a while.

(Oven Method)
~Heat oven to 250
~Do all steps as listed above up through bringing tomato juice to a boil, using an oven-proof skillet.
~Bake in oven for 3-4 hours.

(Slow Cooker Method)
~Do all steps same as above up through bringing tomato juice to a boil.
~Add to slow cooker.
~Cook covered, on high for 6-7 hours. Low 8-9 hours.

Variations:
`Omit vegetables.
`Substitute tomatoes juice with 2 quarts of stewed tomatoes.

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