Oven Swiss Steak combines the perfect match of tomatoes, mushrooms and onions in a delicious gravy that covers a tenderized round steak. Add noodles or brown rice and you will have a family favorite.

oven swiss steakPrep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 1½ to 2 hrs
Ready In: 1½ to 2 hrs 15 min

Servings: 8

Ingredients
2 lb boneless Round Steak (½ inch thick)
¼ tsp fresh Ground Black Pepper
1 medium Onion, thinly sliced
1 can Mushroom Stems and Pieces, drained (4 oz)
1 can no-salt-added Tomato Sauce (8 oz)
1 pkg cooked Pasta or two cups Brown Rice

Directions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Trim beef; cut into serving-size pieces. Place in a greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with pepper. Top with onion, mushrooms and tomato sauce.
Cover and bake for 1¾ to two hours or until meat is tender. Serve over pasta or rice.

Tips & Notes
Swiss steak is a method of preparing meat, usually beef, by means of rolling or pounding, and then braising in a cooking pot of stewed tomatoes either on a stove or in an oven.
The name does not refer to Switzerland, but instead to the process of “swissing”, which refers to fabric or other materials being pounded or run through rollers in order to soften it. Swiss steak is typically made from relatively tough cuts of meat, such as the round, which have been pounded with a tenderizing hammer, or run through a set of bladed rollers to produce so-called “cube steak”. The meat is typically coated with flour and seasonings and cooked in a gravy made from tomato and sometimes onions and peppers.
The process of swissing meat is done to enable tougher and cheaper pieces of meat to be tenderized. Cube steak is the usual meat used in producing Swiss steak by most home cooks. Cube steak has had the connective fibers that make the meat tough physically broken by the butcher and the braising process further breaks down the connective tissue in the meat. Swiss steak should be tender enough to be eaten without a knife.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 209
Total Fat: 10g
Cholesterol: 68mg
Sodium: 112mg
Total Carbohydrates: 4g
Dietary Fiber: 1.2g
Protein: 26g

Source: DiabetesCare.net

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