Baked Round Steak

2 lbs. Cates round steak
1/2 clove garlic
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
1/2 tsp salt
1 small bay leaf
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp sugar
1 green pepper, cut in rings
salt and pepper
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cup water
1/8 tsp pepper
1 large onion, sliced

Cut steak into serving pieces, trim fat. Rub with garlic, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pound flour into steak. Heat oil in large skillet, brown steak on both sides. Remove steak and place in casserole. Pour off fat from skillet. Mix tomato paste, water and seasonings; heat in same skillet. Arrange onion and green pepper over meat in casserole. Pour tomato mixture over all. Cover tightly with lid or aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 2 hours, or until meat is fork tender. It can also be cooked in a crockpot for about 7-8 hours.

From the kitchen of Kim Cates, Cates Family Farm.