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Basic Swiss Steak

2 pounds round steak, 1 inch thick 
1/4 cup all-purpose flour 
1 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 
3 tablespoons vegetable oil 
1/2 cup chopped onion 
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes 
3 tablespoons chopped green bell pepper 

Cut steak into serving-size pieces. Combine flour, salt, and pepper; pound into round steak with meat mallet. In a large skillet, brown meat in hot oil. Add onion and tomatoes; cover and cook swiss steak over low heat for 1 1/2 hours, or until tender. Add green bell pepper; cook Swiss steak 15 minutes longer. Skim off excess fat. Taste and adjust seasoning.
Swiss steak serves 6 to 8.