Monday, March 1, 2010


First, I need to start by wishing my son a Happy 11th Birthday yesterday! We had a birthday dinner for him tonight and his wish was that his Grandparents were here to celebrate it with him. His favorite food is Macaroni and Cheese, however the rest of us just can't live off of it like he does! lol.. So, I decided that I would make a great dinner for them to all come over! So, I first decided to make RANCH SWISS STEAK! Another GREAT recipe for round steak! This is the BEST way to turn an inexpensive cut of meat into a wonderful meal that everyone is going to beg for for years and years to come! This is one that does take some time and preparation, but it is soooo WELL worth it! It is simple, however, so don't let all the steps and directions scare you away! The first bite you take will prove to you that this is a worthy recipe! It becomes so tender you don't need a knife! Just cut it with your fork! :-)
My Mom started making this when I was just a little girl and it has been a family favorite ever since! I am sorry that I wasn't able to get the best pictures because we were all eating it up so quickly! But, that should tell you something!
Here it goes:
2 lbs round steak 3/4" thick
1/2 cup flour
1 medium onion, sliced
1 teaspoon paprika
3 Tablespoons shortening
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon onion salt
1 cup water
1 clove garlic, crushed

Cut steak into 6 pieces and pound the flour into the meat with either a meat mallot or a knife.. (I use a knife.. what a great stress-relieving Brown meat well in shortening and season with salt and pepper. Add garlic and onion; continue cooking until onion is tender and browned. Add paprika, onion salt and water. Cover and bake in moderately hot 375 degree oven until meat is tender or about 2 hours. Add more water if necessary. (I like to bake this for about 4 hours and check it every 30 minutes or so, adding water if necessary. Also, I quadrupled this recipe and made it in a 5-qt dutch oven. It's a great recipe for a group!)


Happy Cooking!




  1. This sounds like something my husband would love! We get beef from my parents every year and I have tons of steak I don't know what to do with! I'm not a real big fan of it either, so it doesn't get made a whole lot around here. I'll have to try this out!

  2. I made this tonight for dinner and my hubby was so pleased! I really liked it also. He made a point of asking me if I would make this again. ;) I did forget about it for about an hour therefore, not adding enough water, but it still turned out good.

  3. I am so glad you tried it! I too, forget about it here and there... but it always turns out delicious! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks a bunch Camille!


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