Swiss Steak is one of my fall back recipes. It uses items that I usually have in the pantry, refrigerator, and/or freezer. And when I cook it in my pressure cooker, I don’t have to plan too far in advance.
The recipe is fairly flexible; adapt the ingredients to use what you have on hand.
The pressure cooker allows you to use an inexpensive cut of meat. No matter what cut you put in, it will come out fork-tender.
I save time by leaving the skins on the potatoes. The skins have nutrients, so I just scrub them well and cut them up.
- 2 lbs. round steak, fat trimmed and cut into 4 – 5 oz. pieces
- dash of pepper and garlic powder
- 6 large carrots, cut into big chunks
- 4 large potatoes, cut into large pieces
- 1 small onion, coarsely chopped
- 2 cans beef broth (How to make beef broth in a slow cooker)
- 1 – 6 oz. can of tomato paste
- 2 cups of water
- 2 tablespoons corn starch or ¼ cup flour
- Place the meat in the pressure cooker and leave the lid off. Dust the meat with pepper and garlic powder.
- Brown both sides of the meat.
- Remove the meat and brown the onions in the grease from the round steaks.
- Add the meat back in and place the carrots and potatoes on top of the meat. Add the beef broth, tomato paste, and water.
- Place the lid on the pressure cooker; Bring to high pressure, reduce heat to stabilize pressure and cook for 10 minutes.
- Release pressure by putting the pressure cooker in the sink and running cool water over it.
For some reason I took a picture of my daughter’s plate, and she does not take her Swiss Steak with gravy. She prefers to mash her potatoes with butter instead. I apologize for the unappetizing final photo!
Swiss Steak can be easily adapted to include your favorite flavors. You can add bell pepper, oregano, thyme, sage, worcestershire sauce, etc. My kids just happen to like it a little less “muddied” as my daughter says.
*I freeze the unused liquid. It makes a great beginning for a hearty stew in winter.
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