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Swiss Steak Slow Cooker Recipe

Swiss Steak Slow Cooker 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 steak with about 1/2 cup gravy equals 313 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 666 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 37 g protein.

Reviews for Swiss Steak Slow Cooker

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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."

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."

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."

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!"

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."

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2014

"VeRy Simple And VERY Delicious!"

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!"

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

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

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."

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2013

"Great recipe. Easy and delicious!"

Reviewed Oct. 3, 2012

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

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!!"

Reviewed Sep. 20, 2012

"Very good - Very easy"

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."

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."

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!"

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."

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!"

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."

Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011


Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

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

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."

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!"

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!!!"

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.