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Swiss Steak

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New Year’s Resolution: start blogging again. Life has been pretty crazy with a new job (that is now 2 years in), new house, and new baby but hopefully I can get back to the blog… fingers crossed, y’all!

So, first recipe back? How about Swiss Steak? This is a regular meal around our house. It’s easy to throw together on a week night and allows me to sneak lots of veggies into the family meal without people noticing. I’ve tried it baked and in the crock pot but stove top is really the best way to make Swiss Steak.


Swiss Steak

4 cube steaks aka minute steaks

1 onion, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

2 stalks celery, sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 can tomato sauce

1 can diced tomatoes

Olive oil

Salt & pepper

2 tsp. dried basil

1 tsp. dried oregano 

Heat olive oil in pot (I like my Dutch oven but use what you have). Season meat and sear for 3 minutes a side. Remove steaks from pan. Brown garlic and onions in pan, cook until transparent (about 3 minutes). Add green peppers and celery and cook about 2 minutes. Add meat, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, basil and oregano. Bring to a simmer and cook about 20 minutes.




Swiss Steak

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Happy Friday! Fridays are (technically) a day off for me. Which translates into I try not to go to the office and I work from home. But it also means I have time to try new recipes or at least spend a little extra time cooking than I normally would on a week night. I love this recipe because you throw everything into a dish and stuff it in the oven for an hour. During that time you can do other things like play with a baby, get caught-up on emails, do the dishes, or simply enjoy the heavenly smells that emanate from your oven perfuming your home. Heck, with an hour you can do all of those! And with little one-dish wonders such as these you don’t have to worry about sides! I just served up a side salad and some bread.

I don’t know why this recipe is called Swiss Steak. It doesn’t seem very Swiss and calling it steak is extremely generous. But then I’m a meat snob.

Swiss Steak


  •  I used 3 of those little minute steaks
  •  ¼ cup flour
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  •  1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • half an onion, chopped
  • half a green pepper, chopped
  •  a few shakes Worcestershire sauce


Place flour, salt, and pepper in a Ziploc bag. Place meat into bag and coat entirely. In a skillet, brown meat in oil. Transfer meat to a 2-qt. baking dish; set aside.

To pan drippings, add tomatoes, carrot, celery, onion, green pepper, Worcestershire sauce and a pinch of flour. Cook over medium heat and stir for 2 minutes. Pour over meat. Cover and bake at 350 for an hour or until the meat is tender.