Simmered Swiss Steak

Three round steaks, prepared for dinner

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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
321 Calories
10g Fat
18g Carbs
39g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 321
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 914mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 39g
Calcium 83mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This variation of the classic family favorite swiss steak features simmered round steak, and is served with stewed tomatoes. Another delicious version is cooked in a crockpot or slow cooker.


  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds round steak about 1 inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons fine dry bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 14.5 ounces canned or homemade stewed tomatoes
  • 2 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed and minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. In a small bowl combine bread crumbs, salt, and pepper. Place steak on a clean board or similar work/cutting surface.

  2. Sprinkle steak with about half of the bread crumb mixture and pound into the steak with a meat mallet.

  3. Repeat on the other side of the round steak then cut into 4 to 6 pieces.

  4. In a large Dutch oven or large deep skillet over medium heat, melt butter or margarine. When hot, add steak; brown on both sides.

  5. Add tomatoes, onion, chopped celery, chopped green bell peppers, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce.

  6. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 2 hours, or until Swiss steak is tender.