Succulent Swiss Steak in Rich Tomato Gravy

Swiss steak is a classic comfort food dish featuring tenderized beef steak cooked low and slow in a rich tomato gravy. Here’s a recipe for succulent Swiss steak:


  • 2 pounds beef round steak, about 1 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for extra heat)
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. Cut the round steak into serving-size pieces. In a shallow dish, combine the flour, salt, and black pepper. Dredge the steak pieces in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Brown the steak pieces on both sides, working in batches if necessary, for about 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer the browned steak to a plate and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, add the sliced onion and minced garlic. Cook until the onion is translucent and softened, about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add the diced tomatoes, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, dried thyme, dried oregano, paprika, and cayenne pepper (if using) to the skillet. Stir well to combine, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  6. Return the browned steak pieces to the skillet, nestling them into the tomato mixture. Cover the skillet with a lid and transfer it to the preheated oven.
  7. Bake the Swiss steak in the oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until the steak is tender and the sauce has thickened, stirring occasionally.
  8. Once done, remove the skillet from the oven. Taste the gravy and adjust the seasoning if necessary with salt and pepper.
  9. Serve the succulent Swiss steak hot, garnished with chopped fresh parsley if desired. Enjoy with mashed potatoes, rice, or crusty bread to soak up the delicious tomato gravy.

This succulent Swiss steak is sure to become a family favorite!

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