Swiss Steak

Savory Swiss steak is fork tender, juicy, and sweet from sauteed onions and peppers. This is a hearty, one-pot meal that’s perfect for weeknight dinners or Shabbat.

The Backstory: I love making one-pot meals and Swiss steak is among my favorites.  You can make this anytime of the day and reheat it when you need to. I have been trying to think were I came up with this recipe and I honestly don’t have a clue.  All I know is that I have been preparing this for decades and love that it can be pulled together in about an hour. More of the Backstory after the recipe

Cubed Steak (Swiss Steak)

This is one of the heartiest and tastiest meals you can prepare. It also is very pleasing to the eye. What with all the different colors of the peppers, onions and herbs. Serve this with crusty bread and rice, noodles or mashed potatoes.
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 2+ lbs. Kosher cubed or swiss steak
  • 3-4 tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large sweet onions cut in rings
  • 2 large peppers cut into 1/2 inch strips use green, orange and yellow peppers
  • 2 14.5 oz. cans of diced tomatoes. or stewed tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp. fresh chopped dill optional


  1. Add salt and pepper to flour. Coat steak with the flour. Shake off excess flour. Set aside.
  2. In large skillet, heat oil on medium heat. Saute onions and peppers until soft, about 5 minutes. but not brown. Remove the saute mixture from the skillet. Set aside.
  3. If more oil is needed, add a small amount to the pan. Place steak in pan and brown on both sides.
  4. Add the peppers, onions, tomatoes, parsley and dill to the steak. Cover and cook on low to medium heat.
  5. Check often to make sure steak does not stick to skillet. You may have to add a little bit of water, Cook for about 1 hour. Check to see if meat is soft, cut off a small piece to taste. If not cook for a few minutes more. Most of the time, however, the meat is so tender that the meat does fall apart.

Recipe Notes


This delicious meal is also what I call a ‘stretcher’ recipe, as it can go a long, long way.  It can serve many people (it’s fabulous for a dinner party or when cooking for a crowd) and when you think about it, it is also economical.  Even though steak is not cheap, if you add a little more of the pepper and onions, or other veggies, you can get a lot of mileage out of it. Not a bad way to go. Swiss steak is delicious with creamy mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, wide noodles or rice as a perfect side dish.

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Myrna Turek

Myrna Turek

I'm a domestic goddess who got my 'PhD' in Home Ec in the early 1960s. I was married for 52 years and have six grandchildren. If it were up to me, everything would be fried. Including chocolate.
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