Saturday, July 30, 2011

Swiss Steak & New Friends :)

Well I was lucky enough to meet 2 of my blogging friends Angie from a lil country sugar, check her out here, and Marsha from the Better Baker ,check her out here .....what a wonderful experience.. they were both awesome and I had a blast... thanks girls for inviting me...let's do it again soon :)

I had the day off obviously and was going to go out for date night with my wonderful husband Ian.... then the more I thought about it, the more I wanted a home cooked meal.... and the thought of swiss steak sounded good.... I serve this over mashed potatoes, but you can serve it with cooked pasta, rice whatever you want.  Use what you like.. Also when the steak is tender, I remove it from the pan and use an immersion blender to blend the sauce then thicken the sauce.... you can omit these steps if you like your sauce thin and chunky.... enjoy

Swiss Steak

1 large round steak
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup red wine
1/3 cup beef stock
1 can petite diced tomatoes,
1 clove garlic, minced
1 onion, small diced
2 T. water
1T. cornstarch
1 t. worchester sauce
2 T. brown sugar

seasonings of your choice ( I used seasoned salt, dash of Montreal steak seasoning, dried parsley flakes,
pinch of red pepper flakes, cracked pepper and a dash of celery seeds)

In crockpot place onions.  In large pyrex measuring cup mix the remainer of the ingredients (except the steak).  Pour the liquid over the onions and place steak on top.  Spoon the sauce and some onions on top of the steak covering steak with liquid.  Cook on low 8-10 hours.  When steak is tender remove from pan.  With immersion blender, blend sauce until almost smooth.  Turn crockpot on high.  Stir together water and cornstarch and pour into sauce mixing sauce well taste sauce and adjust seasonings if necessary. Place steak back into the sauce and put the lid on the crockpot and cook until sauce thickens and bubble for about 10-15 minutes.  Serve over mashed potatoes.  Enjoy


  1. This sounds amazing! I loved meeting you too Joelle, and you are awesome too. I can't believe you went home and cooked.....

  2. Joelle - you are just a die hard cook aren't you? After having a day off, you whipped up another delicious meal at home? Bless your sweet heart! It really was great to meet look JUST LIKE your pictures! We will have to plan to do this again sometime. Thanks for getting the day off to spend together. It was terrific! I'm tickled to be able to think of the flesh...=)

  3. And BTW - I would LOOOOOVE this wonderful dish. Sounds amazing!

  4. Joelle - wanted to remind you of a giveaway going on at my blog...would love for you to stop by. You take good care Girl and get your rest!