Last night I made Swiss Steak for a party I was having to showcase the flexible bakeware I sell. I used to make this in my cast iron Dutch oven, which left me with a big mess to clean up afterward. Now I use my flexible bakeware, and it's a snap to clean the pans when I'm done. Plus, the meat doesn't pick up any metal taste as it bakes, so it ends up tasting SO much better. Here is the process for making it.
Mix together some flour and seasonings to taste in a plastic bag. I use salt, pepper and garlic & onion powder.
Cut round steak into serving size pieces. This is actually buffalo meat.
Dredge meat in flour mixture
Brown some fresh onion and garlic in olive oil in a cast iron or other frying pan.
Brown meat in frying pan with the oil, onions & garlic. Add more oil if needed
Put browned meat in baking pan
Add water to frying pan, and boil while scraping the bottom of the pan. Pour this over the meat in the baking pan
Place sliced potatoes on top of meat, if desired
Put a lid on the baking pan (I use another, smaller-sized flexible bake pan to form a flexible Dutch oven)
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until meat is fork tender and potatoes are soft
This is what my Swiss Steak looked like after feeding six people at my party last night. I'm sorry I didn't get a photo of it when it was fresh out of the oven, but it is kind of hard to stop a party to take pictures of the food. It was a big hit, though...very tasty!