Slow-Cooked Swiss Steak Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Swiss Steak Recipe

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This is one of my favorite recipes to make because I can flour and season the steaks and refrigerate them overnight. The next morning, I just put all the ingredients in the slow cooker, and I have a delicious dinner waiting when I arrive home from work. —Sarah Burks, Wathena, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds beef round steak, cut into six pieces
  • 1 medium onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 celery rib, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 171 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 409mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add the steak; seal bag and shake to coat.
  2. Place the onion in a greased 3-qt. slow cooker. Top with the steak, celery and tomato sauce. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Swiss Steak in Quick Cooking January/February 2003, p6

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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artichokequeen User ID: 4912851 250550
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2016

"This is a keeper for sure!!"

hicks91 User ID: 6731271 249203
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2016

"Flavor was good but dredging did NOT work for me. Had to scrape it off, turned out thick."

jjonker User ID: 8791516 245589
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2016

"My son and husband are very picky about new recipes, but absolutely loved this one. It was a little tomatoie, so I added packaged au ju and it was perfect' Thank You I also add red potatoes, cut in fourths, placed them over meat in crock-pot. Every thing came out perfect. Might try adding mushrooms next time also."

Oldguyami User ID: 8786770 244588
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2016

"I tripled this recipe and used my 7qt crock. Rather than "shake and toss" I had floured each steak and set on top of the bed of onion. I'm picky of the sauce so I tend to use Contadina almost exclusively. On placing the steaks in the crock with the celery, I poured the sauce over the meat and set on medium for about 6.5 hours. Paired with Buttery mashers, this dish was enjoyed by the brothers in the lodge and given a large thumbs up! My family enjoyed the savory aroma and is asking me to make it for them! Thanks!"

lisahughes User ID: 8721992 244021
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2016

"I think this recipe would be great if there were more seasonings, like maybe oregano? It was a little bland for my tastes, and I have a Norwegian palate!"

denisestacie User ID: 7941861 240434
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"family gave this a big thumbs down and I was very disappointed with the flavor of the sauce."

denisegb User ID: 8629753 237841
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2015

"I added 1/4 head of raw cabbage, chopped to this recipe. also I didn't have any tomato sauce so I used 2, 14 oz. cans of diced tomatoes. Our son, who doesn't like veggies, had 3 helpings of veggie sauce for every piece of steak. will def make again"

wokker User ID: 8622211 237787
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2015

"This is in the slow cooker for the second time this week. So good. All I do differently from original recipe is (based on other reviews) to brown pieces of steak first, plus add a generous dash of Worstershire sauce with the tomato sauce, and it's in the slow cooker on High for 4 hours. It is food that goes down very easily ... and stays down. Oh yeah!"

amarshall59 User ID: 7754714 237476
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2015

"I read the reviews and love the suggestions... Some say it tastes "like" pot roast... I have pot roast to use and so I'm assuming this would be an ok substitution for the round steak? has more fat, so should be good?? Gonna try tomorrow. I'm adding a rating even though haven't tried yet.... otherwise, won't let me post.."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 227502
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2015

"Tasty and easy and convenient! Love this!"

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