Recipe Of The Week: Swiss Steak

For me cooking is a family tradition. It is a tradition that crosses vast generations, a connection to the past and to the future. My Grandmother Lois Irene Dickerson loved to cook and she was very good at it. Every Sunday we would gather a her house after church for dinner, it was something we just did.
She has been gone for many years now, in fact she past away in July of 2003. But I can still remember the smell of her kitchen, the taste of her food and the joy that she had when she cooked.


Lois Irene Dickerson
1918-2003

I was so fortunate to have the honor of spending her last summer right by her side. We made many memories that summer as I just sat with her and visited about her life. We talked about everything imaginable… how she grew up, how my mom and her siblings grew up and memories of how I grew up. One thing that I received from her after she passed was her recipe box. It is no ordinary recipe box, it is handcrafted by my Grandfather (who I never had the privilege of meeting since he passed before my birth) and is filled with handwritten recipe cards. It is a treasure that I hold very dear to my heart and look forward to passing down to my future generations.

Her Recipe Box

This weeks recipe comes form that box. So I guess you could consider it a family heirloom. I hope that you enjoy it as much as we do!

Swiss Steak
Ingredients: (brought to you by my Grandma herself)



I use beef minute steaks instead of round steak.
I also serve over hot white rice.


Lightly coat steaks with flour, salt & pepper. Slice steaks across the grain into thin slices. Brown in butter in a large skillet (i use cast iron). Add tomato sauce, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce. Add onion and pepper. Simmer 45 min. or until meat is tender. Serve over hot noodles or rice.



One thought on “Recipe Of The Week: Swiss Steak

  1. What a lovely tribute to your grandmother! I have very similar memories– we went to my grandmother’s every Sunday after church for dinner, as well! 🙂 This recipe looks delicious. My husband loves a good steak recipe, so I know I’m going to try this one, soon. Hope you have a wonderful holiday! Thanks so much for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” Many blessings, friend, Lisa 🙂

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