So Simple Swiss Steak

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Registered: 09-10-2003
So Simple Swiss Steak
Tue, 09-04-2007 - 3:13pm

So Simple Swiss Steak

1/2 pound lean bacon
2 to 3 pounds boneless beef round steak (about 1/2-inch thick)
Salt and pepper
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
6-8 medium-size potatoes sliced
2 large sweet onions sliced
1 large can (28 oz.) diced or crushed tomatoes
1 15 1/2 can tomato sauce
1 large or 2 small cans of sliced mushrooms (optional)

In slow cooker layer bacon across the bottom, rub the meat with seasonings and garlic, place in cooker over the bacon, then layer potatoes (sprinkled with salt and pepper) and onions alternately; add mushrooms, then pour in the tomatoes and sauce, cover and cook on high 4-6 hours or low 8-12 hours. Or until the meat and potatoes are fork tender.

Notes: This can also be done in the oven using a Dutch oven; I have found this to be an excellent dish for a crowd because you can use the least expensive cuts of beef and it still comes out tender and delicious