Swiss steak


Swiss steak
noun
steak braised in tomato and onion mixture
Hypernyms: ↑dish

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized 1st S
: a slice of round steak into which flour is pounded on both sides and which is then browned in fat and smothered in onions, tomatoes, and other vegetables and seasonings

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a thick slice of steak dredged in flour and pounded, browned, and braised with tomatoes, onions, and other vegetables.
[1920-25]

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Swiss steak,
a slice of beef, veal, or lamb, kneaded with flour, browned, and cooked with gravy and tomato sauce: »

To stimulate more beef-eating, the Agriculture Department is putting out recipes for…ragout of beef and Swiss steak (Wall Street Journal).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Swiss steak — noun Date: circa 1911 a slice of steak pounded with flour and braised usually with vegetables and seasonings …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Swiss steak — a thick slice of steak dredged in flour and pounded, browned, and braised with tomatoes, onions, and other vegetables. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

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