Swiss Style Braised Steak has always been popular with dieters, and brings together the flavors of beef, onion and tomato to produce a meal that the entire family will enjoy. The advantage of braising steak is that you can choose the less expensive cuts of beef. All beef has the same nutritional value, so if you learn to cook the cheaper cuts you are helping your budget.
1 1/2 pounds (750 grams) top beef round steak, 1/2 inch (12 mm) thick
2 cups sliced onions, halved
2 tsps concentrated beef base or beef stock
1/4 tsp pepper
2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 cup water
Combine all ingredients except beef in a 12 inch (25mm) skillet (heavy pan) and mix together.
Trim all fat from beef and cut to serving size pieces then place on top of the other ingredients; bring to boil.
Reduce heat, then cover and simmer until beef is tender, usually 2 hours.