Beer Braised Steak (Schweizer Steak)

Beer Braised Steak perfectly bakes a less tender cut of beef to tenderness using ale in  the German Schweizer steak  or Swiss steak  style.

Beer Braised Steak

Beer Braised Steak

By Sue Lau |Palatable Pastime

Beer Braised Steak is my recipe of the day with the blogging  group Sunday Funday. We join  up on Sundays  posting on a variety of topics the weekly host will  suggest. Today Stacy of Food Lust People Love has suggested German style recipes for Oktoberfest.

I  settled on doing  a braised beef recipe that in Germany  is called Schweizer Steak and in the German American communities is known  as Swiss steak.  I’ve posted some  Amish-like Swiss steak recipes before (Swiss Steak and also  Slow Cooker Swiss Steak).This one  differs a bit in that  it is oven braised in  a bath  of hefeweizen beer.

Beer Braised Steak

This recipe is very simple  to make and although  it  takes awhile  in  the  oven, the  results are nicely tender and it doesn’t take a lot of work  to get it there.

I love having recipe ideas for the less expensive (which also means less tender) cuts of beef to save money. The bottom round will make a very  satisfying  meal if  given  enough time  to cook and break down.

I served  this one with  simple French  green beans and cinnamon spiced apples. But  it would go equally well with something like sauerkraut or red cabbage among others.

Although  the Munich version of Oktoberfest ends in  early October, continue the fun  at home  with  your favorite German recipes of all types.

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Beer Braised Steak

Beer Braised Steak

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Beer Braised Steak

Beer Braised Steak

Sue Lau
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine German
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound boneless bottom round steak
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and black pepper to season meat
  • 1 large onion cut into wedges
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 12 ounces hefeweizen beer or lager beer
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon each salt and black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon prepared German mustard

Other:

  • cooked noodles or spaetzle

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325F.
  • Season beef lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Brown the meat and onions with garlic in the oil in a Dutch oven.
  • remove beef to one side and add remaining ingredients to the pan (except noodles or spaetzle) and whisk lightly.
  • Add beef back to pan and cover.
  • Place in oven and bake for about 2 to 2-1/2 or until meat is tender.
  • Serve meat and onions over noodles or with spaetzle.

Notes

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