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Oven Swiss Steak

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours

Makes

6 servings

I was really glad to find this recipe since it's a great way to use round steak and it picks up fabulous flavor from one of my favorite herbs - tarragon. I am a homemaker with three children and enjoy cooking tasty dinners like this one for my family. —Lorna Dickau, Vanderhoof, British Columbia
Oven Swiss Steak Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 8 bacon strips
  • 2 pounds beef top round steak (3/4 inch thick)
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons dried tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Directions

  1. In a large cast-iron or ovenproof skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain, reserving 1/4 cup drippings. Crumble bacon and set aside.
  2. Trim beef; cut into serving-size pieces. Brown on both sides in drippings. Top meat with mushrooms, tomatoes and onion. Sprinkle with tarragon and bacon. Cover and bake at 325°, until meat is tender, 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 hours, basting twice.
  3. Remove meat to a serving platter; keep warm. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat; stir in cream. Simmer, uncovered, until heated through, 3-4 minutes. Return meat to skillet and turn to coat with sauce. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 385 calories, 26g fat (12g saturated fat), 116mg cholesterol, 308mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.

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