Swiss Delight: Low Fat Swiss Steak & Gravy Freezer Recipe
Welcome to the world where comfort food meets healthy living! Our Low Fat Swiss Steak & Gravy Freezer Recipe is here to enchant your taste buds without tipping the scales. This recipe is a homage to the classic Swiss steak, tenderized to perfection, bathed in a savory gravy, and loaded with vegetables for that extra punch of flavor and nutrition. Perfect for busy weekdays or a cozy family dinner, this dish promises the heartiness of a traditional meal with the benefits of a low-fat approach.
So, let’s embark on a culinary journey that leads to a deliciously satisfying meal you can enjoy any day of the week, knowing it’s light on fat but heavy on taste.
Ingredients for Your Guilt-Free Feast
- Round Steak: 2 lbs, lean and lovingly trimmed of fat, cut into hearty serving pieces.
- Flour: Just a quarter cup to thicken our gravy without the guilt.
- Tomatoes, Onions, Celery, and Carrots: A vibrant mix adding color, taste, and wholesome goodness.
- Seasonings: Salt and pepper to taste, because simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Crafting Your Culinary Masterpiece
Browning the Star
- Sear to Perfection: Lightly spray your frying pan with non-stick cooking spray. Brown each piece of steak, sealing in the juices and flavors. Transfer these beauties to your freezer dish but keep those flavorful bits in the pan for the next step.
- Whisk and Boil: With the same pan, whisk flour into water, creating a lump-free base for your gravy. Bring to a boil to thicken, scraping up those delicious steak bits for an unbeatable flavor.
- Veggie Mix-In: Add the tomatoes, onions, celery, and carrots, stirring into the gravy. This mix not only adds depth to the taste but also ensures you’re getting those essential nutrients.
Freezing for Later
- Layer and Cool: Pour your rich, vegetable-packed gravy over the steak pieces. Let the dish cool, then seal with love, label, and freeze for a future gourmet experience.
From Freezer to Table
Ready to Revel
- Slow and Low: Thaw your dish overnight in the fridge, then bake covered at 350°F for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. The slow cooking ensures every bite is tender and soaked in that luscious gravy.
- Over Noodles: Lay a bed of noodles on your plate and spoon over the Swiss steak and gravy. The combination is classic, comforting, and utterly delicious.
A Toast to Health and Flavor
This Low Fat Swiss Steak & Gravy Freezer Recipe redefines comfort food, proving that you can enjoy all the rich flavors and tender textures without the extra fat. It’s a testament to mindful eating, where health and taste dance together in delightful harmony. So, gather your loved ones, serve up this heartwarming dish, and savor the good life—where good food brings joy, nourishment, and plenty of smiles around the dinner table. Cheers to health, happiness, and heavenly meals!
- 2 lbs round steak lean fat removed, cut into serving sized pieces (about 8)
- 1/4 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 14 oz can tomatoes
- 1 large onion chopped
- 3-4 celery stalks sliced
- 3-4 carrots sliced thinly
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- Spray non-stick cooking spray on frypan and brown steak on both sides. Place in freezer dish but do not clean frying pan!
- In a small bowl add flour then slowly add water while constantly stirring, so no lumps form. Add to frying pan and bring to a boil, using a spoon or spatula to lift any browned its of leftover steak from the frypan to create a sauce. When sauce thickens slightly, add remaining ingredients and stir.
- Pour sauce over chicken, allow to cool, cover, label and freeze.
On serving day
- To serve, thaw overnight in refrigerator.
- If not already in a baking dish, pour into one. Cover baking dish. Bake in 350F oven for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until cooked through and tender. Serve. This is great over noodles.