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

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This is a favorite because I can flour and season the steaks and refrigerate them the night before. The next morning, I put the ingredients in the slow cooker, and the dish is ready when I come 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 each: 171 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 409mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein


  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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Reviewed Jun. 8, 2016

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

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."

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!"

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!"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

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

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