Suzanne's Simple Swiss Steak
This is the recipe that I used when I was a kid. I just made it up as I went along. You can use a little more of this or that to suit your taste. It goes great with mashed potatoes.
1 1/2 pound round steak
Vegetable shortening for frying
All purpose flour (for pounding meat)
1 medium onion sliced
1 can tomato sauce
Garlic, 2 cloves minced
2 teaspoons Italian spice seasoning
(or use a bit of oregano and basil)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
8 -12 fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 diced fresh tomato (optional)
Cut round steak into serving-size pieces. Sprinkle flour over meat and pound the flour into both sides of the meat. Put shortening in frying pan and brown the meat, onions, and mushrooms. Pour off fat. Add remaining ingredients. Cover; simmer 1 1/2 hours or until done. Stir frequently.