We're Baaaaack !
Before I get to the recipe, let me issue an apology... Sorry to have ignored you for so long! I hope to be better ...starting now! I have been posting recipes, but on my other blog, Sweet Jeanette. And that's just wrong. This is the site for food, right? So, in an effort of good will (clearing throat), I intend to mend my ways with food. Forgiven? Good!
For dinner tonight I made Smothered Swiss Steak. This was nothing less than awesome. (don't be grossed out by the Brussels sprouts on the plate, and don't hate me. I like 'em!)
Smothered Swiss Steak
1/2 tsp salt
6 cube steaks (about 4 oz each)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp pepper
1-2 TBSP garlic powder
5 TBSP olive oil
1 large onion diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
1 (12 oz) cola (I used Coke Zero because that's what I had on hand)
1 TBSP beef bouilon granules
2 TBSP Heinz ketchup
1 envelope dry onion gravy mix, or dry onion soup mix.
Sprinkle salt evenly on both sides of cube steaks. Combine flour, pepper and garlic powder in a gallon size zipper type bag. Shake the steaks in the bag to coat with flour.
Brown steaks (two at a time) in hot oil - abt. 3-4 minutes on each side. When all steaks are browned, drain drippings reserving 1 TBSP oil in pan.
Saute' onion and bell pepper in drippings for about 7 minutes, or until tender.
Add diced tomatoes, cola, beef bouilon granules and ketchup. Bring to a boil and cook until slightly thickened (about 5-6 minutes)
Return steaks to the skillet and cook for 55-60 minutes, or until tender.
I would love to hear back from you if you try this! The cola makes it really tender.