3 lbs Swiss steak, trimmed of fat (I use a 3-5 lb bottom or rump roast)
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 cup coffee
2 bay leaves, crumbled
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1/2 tsp dried oregano
2 large onions,sliced
Additional coffee and soy sauce, as needed.
Preheat oven to 300F. Do not pound or flour the meat. Heat oil
in a heavy skillet over high heat, then sear meat on both sides.
Meanwhile, in large roasting pan, combine the soy sauce, ocffee,
bay leaves, garlic, oregano, and one of hte sliced onions. Transfer
the browned meat to the roasting pan. Top with the second sliced
onion. Cover and bake fro 3 1/2 to 4 hours, basting every hour
with the pan juices. If the liquid begins to boil away (this
depends on the heaviness of your pan), add another cup of coffee
and a liberal splash of soy sauce. You may have to repeat this
procedure; there should be quite a bit of liquid.
You may want to use 1 cup of plain water or broth for every cup
of coffee. It won't be as strong, though. Serves 6-8