So instead, I give you .... how I make Swiss steak.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Here are the ingredients I used:
2 pounds beef cube steak
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon each salt and garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 large onions (I love onions, you could get by with one.)
1 pound baby carrots (You could use green, yellow or red peppers.)
1 cup chopped celery (Or not. I don't always use celery in this.)
2 28 ounce cans of chopped tomatoes
Cut the cube steak into bite size pieces. Mix the flour, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a bag or bowl. Dredge the steak in the seasoned flour and place on a greased pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in oven. Alternately you could fry in a skillet. I don't fry because I always burn myself and also my gallbladder doesn't like fried foods so much.
The steak looks like this when it comes out of the oven:
While the steak is cooking, cut up your veggies and put them in your crock pot or baking pan. First I cut up my onions:
Then I chop up my celery and add my carrots:
Then open up the tomatoes and put them in. When the steak is ready stir that in as well and you end up with this:
If you use a crock pot, I suggest 8 to 10 hours on low. If you bake in the oven it will probably take 1.5 to 2 hours on 350.
It looks like this once it has simmered for 10 hours in the crock pot:
I usually serve this with mashed potatoes but I didn't have any potatoes so we just ate this like a stew with some slices of sharp cheddar. It's so delicious and now I have plenty of leftovers to freeze for future meals! This recipe feeds 8 very hungry people or 12 moderately hungry people.
Do you make your Swiss steak differently from this recipe?