Healthy Swiss Steak

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This dish is traditionally baked in the oven, low-and-slow and you would need to get the right cut of meat for that (top round steaks), but I far prefer a juicy steak, packed with succulence and moisture, and done medium.

As a busy mom of four, I don’t have the time or patience for that! Plus, I would probably forget it in the oven! So with this different take on a classic, I offer you a much tastier, speedier version swiss steam – where everything is done on the stovetop. I hope you love it as much as we do! Plus, I made it healthier too! 

Yield: Serves 2 people

Healthy Swiss Steak

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This is a perfect easy weeknight dinner that you'll have on the table in about 30 minutes. It's savory, creamy, and delicious.


  • 8.5 oz sirloin steaks
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 3.5 oz streaky, smoked bacon, chopped small
  • 3.5 oz white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 TB finely chopped fresh tarragon


1. Have all your ingredients prepped and weighed out.

Healthy Swiss Steak | Real Food RN

2. Season all sides of the steak with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Heat a tablespoon olive oil in a large, deep skillet (cast iron is really great) and once hot, sear the steaks on both sides until golden with a dark crust. It doesn’t matter if they aren’t cooked through – at this stage we just want to achieve maximum flavor on the crust which we can only achieve this way. Remove the steaks from the pan using tongs and set aside on a plate to rest.

3. Add the bacon to the same pan and cook until crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside on a plate lined with kitchen paper.

Healthy Swiss Steak | Real Food RN

4. You should have enough rendered fat remaining in the pan, but if not, add a little more olive oil. Add the mushrooms, onion, and garlic to the pan and cook until softened and caramelized.

5. Add in the chopped tomatoes and cook for at least 5 minutes over moderate heat until the tomatoes are fragrant and warm. Add in the heavy cream and stir well to warm through and reduce slightly.

Healthy Swiss Steak | Real Food RN

6. At this stage, return the steak to the pan and spoon over the sauce. The heat of the sauce will gently warm the steaks through. If you wish to have your steaks done well, allow the steaks to simmer in the sauce for longer.

7. Sprinkle on some chopped tarragon just before serving over rice or mashed potatoes to mop up all that lovely sauce. If you are watching your carbs, serve over cooked cauliflower rice or cauliflower mash.

Healthy Swiss Steak | Real Food RN

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 750Total Fat: 64gSaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 810mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 38g

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