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Slow-Cooked Swiss Steak

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


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds beef round steak, cut into 6 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


  • In a bowl or shallow dish, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add the steak and turn to coat.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • kredhead
    Nov 19, 2020

    Super easy & fast. 2hrs on high, 4 hrs on low. Cornmeal flour, venison, beef broth, lots of onions. No tomato. Will make again, very good. Never did this without browning first, but it works!

  • resalee
    Oct 23, 2020

    Delicious and easy! Can't wait to make it again!!

  • Karla
    Oct 15, 2020

    Seasonings are a personal choice and for my family I'll be adding more bell peppers, chili sauce, celery, garlic, and other spices. The swiss steak was SO tender. This was a wonderful starter recipe that we will build on to our tastes. I like the crockpot version, just add all the ingredients, turn on low for 8 hours and go about the day. Thanks for sharing!

  • Chargett
    Oct 11, 2020

    Why does that look like meatloaf in the photo???

  • pattecake
    Aug 16, 2020

    We make this with rice and enough water gor the rice in the bottom of the slowcooker. Delicious meal. Feel free to add bell pepper strips and carrots if desired.

  • Dorothy
    Aug 16, 2020

    nauticalady: how do you highlight only what you want to print? I used to just select the reviews I wanted to print, but for some reason I can't do that anymore. Anyway, this is a good basic recipe.

  • Kamie
    Oct 19, 2019

    Yummy! This has become a go to for me. WW friendly and so tender. I used traditional oven with my roasting pan covered tightly with foil at 190-200 degrees. Just my preference for red meat and so successful.

  • Carolyn
    Apr 29, 2019

    Awesome and easy. Meat so tender. Used tomatoe soup and added green pepper. Soooo good.

  • LSAinPA
    Apr 22, 2019

    This is a version of the way I’ve made Swiss Steak for 40 years, except I use 2 cans of condensed tomato soup instead of tomato sauce. It makes a sweeter sauce. It can also be cooked in a regular oven after browning. In recent years, my family has insisted that we add a can sweet corn before serving it over noodles.

  • jbstoll
    Sep 14, 2017

    i MADE THIS FOR DINNER LAST NIGHT. My husband LOVED it!!! He's a picky eater when it comes to new dinners. I could make this again tonight and he'd be thrilled. I served it over whole wheat noodles. Wonderful. Passed it on.