Belle,s Swiss Steak

This a favorite of ours for a long time now it was given to me by a co-worker years ago.

1-1/2 lb. lean round steak
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
1/2 cup beef broth
1/2 cup V8 vegetable juice
1/4 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
1 medium onion, sliced
2 carrots, cut into thin strips
2 stalks celery, cut into thin strips
1 large leek, cut into thin strips
1 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
enough shorting to coat a non-stick pan.

Trim off excess fat from steak, cut into serving-size pieces. Combine flour and seasoned salt, dredge steak in flour mixture and pound into steak with a meat mallet.

Coat a large skillet with the shortening, place over medium-high heat until hot. Brown steak on both sides in skillet, remove from skillet and drain on paper towels. Wipe pan drippings from skillet. Combine broth, V8 juice and thyme in skillet, bring to a boil,. Return meat to skillet and add onion. Cover reduce heat and simmer 1 hour, stirring frequently.

Add carrot, celery and leek to skillet simmer uncovered for 15 minutes or until vegetables are just tender. Place on a serving dish, sprinkle with parsley.