Friday, October 22, 2010

Swiss Steak

This is a dish that Jud asks for regularly. It was one that his mom  made for him on his birthday every year.  In his family, you got to pick your favorite meal and Irene would make it. Great tradition that we have tried to keep in our family. Aren't traditions great.

Printable Recipe:

2 tablespoons olive oil
round steak - Jud can easily eat two and I need one. So three is just right for us.
salt, pepper, flour
1 can crushed tomatoes, sliced thin
1 small onion
1 small bell pepper, cut in chunks
1/2 cup water
Heat a nonstick skillet with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
Salt and pepper your round stead on both sides. 
Dredge in flour and then place the steaks in the skillet on medium-high heat to brown on both sides.  It will not be done, just browned.  Remove the steaks to a paper towel and add onions and bell pepper. If you need more olive oil, feel free to add another tablespoon.  Cook onions and peppers over medium-low heat for 5 minutes or until the peppers and onions are soft.  Add 1 can of crushed or diced tomatoes and 1/2 cup of water.  Stir and then add the steaks to the skillet. 
Put a lid on the skillet and cook over low heat for 1 1/2 hours.  You might want to add water if the liquid cooks-off.
Mashed potatoes or parmesan polenta is a great side-dish to serve with this meat.

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