Swiss Steak is one of those throw-back recipes that I’m just kicking myself for putting on the shelf for so many years.
I guess this is something my grandmother used to make, because the only times I’ve made it (until recently) were when my dad asked for it. My grandmother was one of those cooks who loved to read cookbooks and recipes and would try new recipes, but on a daily basis, she cooked by instinct only. The result? All my dad’s favorites are just in his memory. He would give me as many details as possible and I would try to recreate the recipes as best as I could, but this is a hard way to go!
Recently, he had a beef roast in his freezer and he wanted to make Swiss Steak and he asked me how to do it. I did a little research, gave him some pointers and he got to work. He invited my family over to share in the feast and we all thought it was great, but it wasn’t exactly what he remembered.
Of course, my thought was, “This would be great in the Instant Pot!” So I set to work, with dad’s recipe as a guide. I just made a few tweaks and voila! Swiss Steak! Now, I will admit that this is very similar to Pot Roast in the Instant Pot, but in my opinion, it is soooooo much better! There’s a lot more flavor in this recipe and I would take it any day over pot roast. My husband does not agree because he is a pot roast lover through and through. Why don’t you give them both a try and see which you prefer? Bonus: My husband and kids all agreed that this was even better leftover the next day!!
YouTube video of the prep coming soon!