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.