Friday, January 8, 2010

Swiss Pepper Steak


This is a freezer recipe I tried out recently. It's something you can make ahead and freeze, to pull out when you need it. We enjoyed it!

Swiss Pepper Steak
2 lbs round steak, ½” thick cut
¼ cup flour
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
2 tbsp oil
½ cup green pepper, thinly sliced
1 ¼ cup onion, minced
1 16-oz can tomatoes
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
Cut steak into 8 individual pieces, using a fork to pierce each side of each piece. In a small bowl, combine flour, ½ tsp salt and ¼ tsp pepper. Top one side of the steak pieces with half this mixture, then use a meat mallet to pound the flour mixture into the steak. Flip the pieces over and repeat.
In large skillet, heat oil and brown meat for about 15 minutes, turning frequently. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover skillet and allow to simmer for 1 hour, adding small amounts of water as needed.
In a separate bowl, combine green pepper, onion, tomatoes, salt and ¼ tsp pepper, mixing well. Add to skillet, cover and simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Divide skillet contents in half (including tomato sauce mixture), and place in 8×8 freezer containers – foil is best so you can reheat right in container. Allow to cool, seal and label with cooking instructions.

On cooking day: Place thawed steak in 400 degree oven. Remove lid and bake for 30-40 minutes or until steak is tender. Serve with rice or noodles.

* I put mine in the crock pot on low for about 5 hours. It was nice and tender this way. I was afraid cooking it for such a short time in the oven would leave it tough.

7 comments:

Kathy said...

It looks like a great one, Mari. I love the "make ahead & bake later" style of this one, not to mention the fact that it's Swiss Steak!

Renee said...

This looks great! I've been needing to put away some freezer meals and will definitely try this. Thanks.

Stacey said...

Yum! Yay - I'm so glad you're doing a recipe blog! :)

Cherdecor said...

This makes me so hungry. It is time to go to bed or I would fix some. I am copying this recipe!

Tyler said...

crock pot is the way to do it imo. Looks good.

Mel said...

Oh yummy, pepper steak, I think I may just have to try that one.

I see we both share in spending time with our elderly.

Stop by my blog for visit sometime, I found yours on my cousins list and had to pop in and see about this steak recipe.

Glad I did.

Betsy said...

I used to make something similar to this years ago. It looks delicious all over again! yum...sounds great for winter, too!