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Slow-Cooked Swiss Steak Recipe

Slow-Cooked Swiss Steak Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Slow-Cooked Swiss Steak

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artichokequeen 250550
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2016

"This is a keeper for sure!!"

hicks91 249203
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2016

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

jjonker 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 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 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 240434
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

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

denisegb 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 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 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 227502
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2015

"Tasty and easy and convenient! Love this!"

TheDix 218646
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2015

"Excellent recipe. I had 1 can of tomato sauce, so I added a good squirt of catsup to make up for the other. Also added a can of stewed tomatoes. This recipe lends itself to making other additions--you could add sliced mushrooms, sliced bell pepper, garlic, etc. Meat is tender and tasty. So EASY!"

bjetchecopar 205303
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"Delicious. Added wide egg noodles at the end before serving."

p8nthorselover 66201
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"I quickly browned the meat, added sliced bell peppers, sodium free garlic and herb seasoning, replaced the tomato sauce with fire roasted diced tomato pureed and a splash of Worstershire sauce......"

aromagik 38450
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2013

"I added a tsp. of ground mustard to make it a little more like my mother's recipe. Delicious and very easy!"

CookinFroggy 86712
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

"I have also made this using pork chops, family loved it too."

CookinFroggy 132774
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2013

"Tweaked it a little, but very tender."

AngelPuppy 114228
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2013

"A very simple swiss steak recipe I recently made for a sick friend. Everyone loved it!"

linsvin 38448
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2012

"I doubled this recipe and used a jar of spaghetti sauce for this quick recipe. Super tender and nice rich flavor."

Younglucy23 123872
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

"Great recipe. I add a little beef broth for flavor."

graymyst 121019
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"This meal is a great substitute for pot roast. The grandchildren all say that is what it taste like."

daisey5 136943
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

"I used some garlic and onion powder and added a can of diced tomatoes. It turned out very good!!"

cherrylady 66199
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2009

"This smelled soooooo GOOD all day as it cooked! It tasted as good as it smelled! Yummy! I used 2 cans of diced tomatoes instead of tomato sauce. We ate it over mashed potatoes. I'll definitly make this again."

nauticalady 205302
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2009

"I find that if you just highlight what you want printed you save alot of ink and space. Any info about nutrition facts, I just write in what I want to know for reference. It works, especially on this site.


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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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