Monday, March 7, 2011

Swiss Steak

If you follow along here you know how much we like to grill.  Year round most weekends I like to marinate chicken, pork, beef, and fish.  Sometimes though, it's just the right time for some "comfort food," you know, good old meat and potatoes!  

Swiss Steak

Swiss Steak
with steamed new potatoes and green beans is always a crowd-pleaser around our place.  I like to serve it on cold winter days.  It's been rainy here and this seemed just right for our Sunday dinner.  Here's the skinny on how to pull this one off...

Swiss Steak

Season boneless top sirloin or round steak with kosher salt, paprika and fresh ground pepper.  Dust lightly with flour.
Swiss Steak

Heat olive oil over medium-high heat and brown meat.
Swiss Steak

Slice up a couple of sweet onions, make up some beef gravy and pour it over the steak.  I also added some sliced mushrooms.  I like to slice up green bell pepper too, but was out of them!


Fast and fabulous, my 6 quart digital pressure cooker is one of my 5 top kitchen must haves.  Set it for 60 minutes and walk away...no worries about kitchen accidents.

Steam new potatoes and green beans with a little minced garlic and tomatoes.
Swiss Steak

Usually I pile on Will's Ultimate Mashed Potatoes, but these baby reds worked out just fine!  Plate and serve with a fresh fruit salad and lots of love.

Swiss Steak
  • 3-1/2 pounds boneless top sirloin or round steak
  • desired seasoning, kosher salt, paprika and ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil
Trim all visible fat from steak and cut into 6 to 8 pieces.  Season with your favorite seasonings, I sprinkle on kosher salt, paprika and fresh ground pepper.  Dust with flour, shaking off any excess.  Over medium-high heat, brown steak in a skillet in olive or canola oil.

For Gravy:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons Better Than Bouillon Beef Base
  • 1 teaspoon ground marjoram
In a skillet over medium-high heat, combine olive oil and butter.  Whisk in flour stirring constantly.  When the butter/flour mixture is smooth and bubbly, add water, beef base, and marjoram.  Continue stirring till it is thick and bubbling.

Place the meat in the bottom of a 6 quart pressure cooker or dutch oven.  Top with sliced onions and gravy.  You can also add other vegetables.  I added sliced mushrooms.  Cover and set pressure cooker for 1 hour, or bake at 300 degrees for 4 hours.  This is also perfect in a slow-cooker, set on low for 8 hours if you like.

Stay warm and comfort-able!

13 comments :

  1. I have the 4qt PC Gnee, love it! Baked a little 4lb chicken on Sat, threw what was left in the PC and had stock in 30 minutes, I think the electronic ones are so great! You dinner looks yummy:@)

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  2. My mom used to make this---happy memories!

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  3. Oh man! So good!! Great photos by the way... nice perspective and clarity. By the way, I upgraded my camera to the T2i. I found a steal on ebay that costed me the same as that rebate offer would have.

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  4. The perfect meal in my opinion, my husband approves.

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  6. Looks so good, Gnee! Yummy!

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  7. One of my favorite foods, and yours looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing.
    Sue

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  8. mmmmmm - that looks like serious comfort food.

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  9. Oh my gosh, I just forwarded this to my husband! Looks delicious! Great blog! (visiting from Tip Junkie)

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  10. Your final photo looks completely delicious. The gravy and mushrooms call to me! Visiting from Tip Junkie...visit me here if you like: http://simplethingssweetlife.blogspot.com/

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  11. My favorite kind of food...comfort food! ;D

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  12. I think I will try it with the slow cooker. Especially as the summer gets here, I just love to use it instead of heating up the house with the oven. I love saucy/gravy stuff. And I will most definitely add mushrooms!

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  13. This looks wonderful and I think I found a new kitchen appliance that I need to have :)

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