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What ingredients do you need for a simple Swiss steak recipe?

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The ingredients necessary for a simple Swiss steak recipe vary but generally include steak or beef, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and flour. More ingredients that you need are garlic, water, oil and salt.

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To make Swiss steak, rub 1 1/2 tablespoons of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of ground mustard and 1/4 teaspoon of salt on 1 1/2 pounds of beef boneless round, tip or chuck steak cut into six pieces. Pound the meat pieces flat, turn them over, and sprinkle 1 1/2 tablespoons of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of ground mustard and 1/4 teaspoon of salt on the other sides. Cook the flattened meat over medium heat with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.

After browning the beef, stir in 1 can of undrained whole tomatoes and 2 minced garlic cloves, and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer everything for 75 minutes before adding 1 cup of water, 1 sliced onion and 1 sliced bell pepper. Bring everything to a boil again, and reduce the temperature to a simmer for eight minutes before serving.

Another simple recipe adds paprika to the meat in lieu of ground mustard. After browning the meat in a skillet, place it along with 3 green and 3 red sliced bell peppers, 4 sliced onions and 4 cans of crushed tomatoes in a slow cooker. Cook everything on low for six to eight hours.

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