Enjoy a 10% discount on all orders over $60

Classic Swiss Steak

This Classic Swiss Steak, with its tender meat and delicious sauce, is the perfect dinner!

May 29, 2022
Swiss SteakPhoto By Canva
Difficulty Medium
Servings 6 people
Preparation 30 mins
Cooking 120 mins
Total 150 mins



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F.
  2. Begin by swissing the steak. Soften the steak with a meat mallet or tenderizer. Season with salt and pepper both sides of the meat generously.
  3. Add the flour to a bowl and brush the flour on both sides of the steak. Season it with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a wide and deep pan. Add the steaks to the skillet and then cook for 5 minutes on each side. After cooking for about 10 minutes until the meat is browned, transfer the meat to a plate.
  5. Add the rest of the olive oil to the skillet that you just cooked with, along with the onions. Cook them together for 2-3 minutes, by which time they should have softened a little and become quite translucent. Add the garlic to the pan, and then cook it for an additional thirty seconds, or until it becomes pleasantly aromatic.
  6. Add the tomato paste to the onion and garlic in the pan. Then add the broth, Italian seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir all the ingredients thoroughly.
  7. Bring the mixture in the pan to a boil, and then reduce the heat to bring it to a simmer.
  8. Taste the sauce. Add salt and pepper if needed.
  9. Put the steaks back to the skillet and make sure they are properly dipped in the sauce. Cover the pot and place the meat in the oven for about 2 hours, or until the meat is tender. At this point, the sauce will reduce significantly and the beef will become tender. Check the meat and continue cooking if necessary.
  10. While the beef is cooking with the sauce in the pan, make sure to agitate and stir the contents of the pan occasionally. This will ensure that the ingredients cook together well.
  11. Garnish the steak with parsley and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Swiss Steak
Serves 6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40.2 g51.5%
Cholesterol 401 mg133.7%
Sodium 718 mg31.2%
Protein 60 g120%
Potassium 246 mg5.2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Use a meat grinder to tenderize the steak. Cover the steaks with cling film and pound the steaks until they are about ½ inch thick.
  • To make the sauce thinner and more watery, add ½ cup tomato juice or low-sodium broth.
  • Use Italian seasoning. Any Italian seasoning should include basil, thyme, rosemary, and thyme—four herbs that give Italian dishes great aromas and flavors. If you can't find a really great Italian seasoning where you buy your food, you can mix the spices yourself to make an Italian spice mix.
  • You can make this recipe in a crock pot, skillet, or oven. If baking in the oven, use an ovenproof skillet or casserole dish.
Rate This Recipe

Swiss Steak is made by slowly cooking the steak meat with the sauce until it is tender. Serve the delicious steak stewed in a spicy tomato sauce with mashed potatoes, pasta or rice.

You can easily make this classic american swiss steak recipe in the oven. Prepare the ingredients now and start making this delicious steak recipe. Enjoy the perfect family meal.

What Is Swiss Steak?

Swiss steak is a simple dish. At the most basic level, it’s essentially a beef dish, where the beef is seared before being cooked until tender in a sauce made from tomatoes and other vegetables. It’s typically a one-pot dish, which means that it’s easy to make on a weeknight if you fancy it.

Swiss steak's name derives from the "swissing" technique used to tenderize the meat. Hard pieces of meat pass through a mechanical tenderizer or a meat machine. It comes out with cube-shaped indentations. You can find it ready-packaged in the markets. You can also have it made at your butcher's or use it at home by thinning thick steaks with a hammer.

What Is The Actual Difference Between Salisbury Steak and Swiss Steak?

The difference here is quite a simple one. Salisbury steaks are made from ground beef that has been formed into a patty shape, just like how a beef burger is made. Conversely, a swiss steak is made from an actual piece of beef that hasn’t been ground.

On top of that, Salisbury steak is typically served with a beef stock gravy, while Swiss steak is more typically cooked with a tomato-and onion-based sauce.

What To Serve with Swiss Steak?

Swiss Steak can be served alone. Boiled vegetables go well with this steak. Mashed potatoes and green beans go well with this dish. You can also serve it with rice or noodles.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Swiss Steak:

How To Store Swiss Steak?

If you have leftovers from this Swiss Steak recipe, you can easily store them at home. Transfer leftovers (if you have any) to an airtight container and then store them in the refrigerator for 3–4 days.

This recipe can also be frozen using an airtight container. It will keep in the freezer for 2-3 months. The best way to reheat these steaks is to let them thaw and then immediately use one of the following reheat methods.

To reheat the steaks, use a microwave or skillet over medium heat — both will work perfectly. If the sauce has reduced a bit during storage, you can add water or broth to thin it out a bit.

Recipe byPetite Gourmets

Did you make this recipe?

Tag @PETITEGOURMETS using the hashtag #PGRECIPES and share on Instagram. We'll feature you on our site.

Shop on Petite Gourmets