Swiss Steak - a hearty and easy family dinner with pounded, coated and browned round steak slowly cooked in a rich tomato gravy, bell peppers, onions and seasonings. A tasty family-friendly steak meal that doesn't break the bank!
Pat dry steak on with a paper towel, then season with salt and Cajun seasoning.
In a medium bowl combine flour, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder.
Then coat with seasoned flour and shake off any excess .
Heat oil in a cast iron or skillet over medium-high heat; then fry steak on both sides until golden brown — about 6-7 minutes per side.
Remove beef from skillet and place on a plate.
Add onions to the skillet, then saute for about 2-3 minutes. Followed by garlic, thyme, oregano, bay leaf and continue cooking for 3-5 more minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent any burns.
Next add tomatoes puree, smoked paprika, Worcestershire sauce , beef and about 1-2 cups water Cover and simmer for about 45 minutes.
Throw in bell pepper, and continue cooking until meat is tender.
Remove and serve warm. Spoon the sauce over the steak.