swiss steak

Ingredients

  • 2 -2.5 pound Plew Farm round steak
  • salt and pepper or cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 onion , roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 -1 cup puréed tomatoes or diced tomatoes (I used 1 cup )
  • 1-2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-2 cups water
  • 1 small red or green bell pepper , sliced
  • 2 tablespoon parsley , chopped (garnish)

Instructions

  1. Pat dry steak on with a paper towel, then season with salt and Cajun seasoning.
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder.
  3. Then coat with seasoned flour and shake off any excess .
  4. Heat oil in a cast iron or skillet over medium-high heat; then fry steak on both sides until golden brown — about 6-7 minutes per side.
  5. Remove beef from skillet and place on a plate.
  6. Add onions to the skillet, then saute for about 2-3 minutes. Followed by garlic, thyme, oregano, bay leaf and continue cooking for 3-5 more minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent any burns.
  7. Next add tomatoes puree, smoked paprika, Worcestershire sauce , beef and about 1-2  cups water Cover and simmer for about 45 minutes.
  8. Throw in bell pepper, and continue cooking until meat is tender.
  9. Remove and serve warm. Spoon the sauce over the steak.