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Slow Cooker Swiss Steak Recipe

Slow Cooker Swiss Steak Recipe

I modified my Mom's recipe as I became a more experienced cook. Everyone raves about how tender and rich this dish is. I make it about every 2 weeks during the winter.—Kathie Morris, Redmond, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 2-1/2 pounds boneless beef top round steak
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 1 cup sliced celery, optional
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic


  • 1. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, pepper and salt. Cut steak into six serving-size pieces; dredge in flour mixture.
  • 2. In a large skillet, brown steak in butter. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine the remaining ingredients; pour over steak. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until meat is tender. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 313 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 666mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 37g protein.

Reviews for Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

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kgangstead User ID: 8704862 242108
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2016

"Original owner of this recipe - Kathie Gangstead (aka Kathie Morris). I now use a teaspoon of "Better Than Boullion" beef paste and a 1/2 cup of coffee. I have discovered that cold coffee is great for this dish and roasting meats etc. I am over the moon about the reviews and love that people enjoy it. I also like to see the variations. Everyone should make a recipe their own. I try it the first time "by the book" and then I add and subtract to fit our family's tastes."

wnl999 User ID: 8550581 233544
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2015

"Since I was cooking for 5 big eaters I doubled the recipe, but instead of using celery I used one can of cream of mushroom soup and one can of cream of celery soup. I also added abouth3/4 of a small can of tomato paste, as well as substituting beef broth for the water as suggested. I didn't add any garlic as I don't like it. This turned out to be one of the best crock pot recipes I have ever made."

ettakarl User ID: 877220 233120
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2015

"My family absolutely loved this. Meat was tender, no knife needed. I did substitute beef broth for water and bouillon. Next time will add a little more broth and maybe some mushrooms."

CarrieBerry4Chad User ID: 5330384 232742
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

"The meat was so delicious and fork tender and we loved the flavor of the gravy it made! I love simple things like this that I can throw in the crockpot and forget about all day! Definitely a keeper!"

lbroadh2o User ID: 7201056 223587
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2015

"This recipe was delicious yet simple to make. We will definitely make this again. I did omit the celery. Also, I always make my own cream sauce rather than using the canned soup. I even used a slightly cheaper cut of steak and it still was so tender that it fell apart with the fork when you were eating. It was so nice to have a delicious dinner waiting after a day at work."

msbabs31 User ID: 7952955 19303
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2014

"VeRy Simple And VERY Delicious!"

gbillingsley User ID: 7888248 50419
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2014

"My husband and I thought it was absolutely wonderful! Didn't have any celery so I added a bit of celery flakes. Had it with some long grain and wild rice. Didn't add the beef bouillon into it until it was almost done because I forgot to add it at the beginning. Didn't make any difference, as it still turned out wonderful!"

Cedes2001 User ID: 4062830 24878
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

"Turned out great and a huge plus that it was so simple. I would definitely recommend it."

Chgogrl72 User ID: 7158732 24877
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2013

"Very good recipe my family loved it. I added a can of mushrooms instead of the celery and it turned out awesome. Will be making this again."

astrogea User ID: 7002188 23151
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

"Great recipe. Easy and delicious!"

Deanna Watkins User ID: 2392494 202918
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2012

"this recipe was easy and my family loved it! it is definitely a keeper."

acooley1 User ID: 62623 31446
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2012

"I will absolutely make this again. It was flavorful, delicious, and the meat was falling apart as it came out of the crock-pot. Yum!!"

JKevin User ID: 1046896 24874
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2012

"Very good - Very easy"

themonica User ID: 6644556 65331
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2012

"This was a good recipe. It didn't "wow" me too much. I added 1/4 teaspoon of hickory liquid smoke and that helped add a little more taste (I probably could've got away with a 1/2 teaspoon). For those that don't like bland foods, i would suggest altering this recipe by adding liquid smoke OR adding paprika to the flour mixture to spice it up a bit. I would still make this again because it is easy and was good, just not the best. I consider this a "base recipe" that should be altered to your preference."

Kamal User ID: 2903072 24527
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2012

"Absolutely delicious. Taste and texture are perfect. My husband and son are both expert cooks and they gave this one a 12 on a scale of 10. Thanks for sharing and will definitely make it again."

richkelly User ID: 1546661 202917
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"Made this today and family loved it! My husband said, "This is bangin'! This recipe is a keeper!" My family does not like chunks of onion but likes the onion taste. I substituted dehydrated onions for real onions and it was wonderful! Will definately make this again!"

Punkinsmom User ID: 78774 26578
Reviewed May. 22, 2011

"I've been making this for years and years. I always make stroganoff with the leftovers by crumbling the meat up in the gravy and adding the usual stroganoff ingredients, then serve it over noodles. You get a totally new dish with little effort."

jheinlen User ID: 4129897 31862
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"This is an awesome recipe to throw in the crock pot and let it do the work for you. Everyone will be impressed and think you spent hours on it! My husband loves it! Great with mashed potatoes and green beans or salad!"

lisamc User ID: 304985 26540
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

"I really like the tenderness of the meat after it's slow-cooked. I have made this recipe many times and it always turns out wonderful."

MY REVIEW User ID: 3820757 24867
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011


ronnied User ID: 41496 51848
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

"We REALLY liked this!! Very good, very tender and great flavor! I will making this again soon!"

jodand User ID: 3887658 69763
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2010

"Really enjoyed this- very easy to make, nice flavor. But I did need to double to sauce recipe for the amount of meat. Will make this again."

swulski User ID: 4923410 31790
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2010

"We loved this meal! dinner was excellent--I was afraid the sause was going to be to salty but once over the rice it was perfect. I am kinda excited to eat the leftovers for lunch tomorrow--hopefully I will reach them first!! Enjoy!"

kathie1216 User ID: 3629222 48355
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2010

"I made this 10 years ago & I must have misplaced my magazine; thank goodness for this website!! I finally found the recipe that I have loved since the day I made it. The day that I made it I had company drop in & invited them for dinner & they raved over this recipe also!! I am going to make it for my family tomorrow night & can't wait to see what they say about it...I KNOW that they will love it!!!"

kluesner5 User ID: 4518466 69493
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

"I have made this many times for my family and they love it. Very easy and great tasting."

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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.