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Crockpot Swiss Steak Slow Cooker

Crockpot Swiss steak is one of those rich, hearty, meaty dinner recipes that has stood the test of time!

Tender beef steaks are cooked in a rich tomato brown gravy with veggies. This recipe is perfect over mashed potatoes or egg noodles!

Swiss Steaks in a crockpot

Savory Beef Steaks

  • ‘Swissed’ means to roll or pound the meat, tenderizing it so it cooks up tender just Like the veggies!
  • This version of swiss steaks cooks in the slow cooker for the perfect set it and forget it meal.
  • Much like the beef in a stew recipe, these steaks become fork tender by cooking low and slow.
  • This recipe freezes and reheats well.

Ingredients for Crock Pot Swiss Steak

MEAT: Traditionally, Swiss steak comes from inside round or cube steaks. These cuts become tender when cooked low and slow.

VEGGIES: Use veggies like onions, peppers, carrots, and celery.

Add in mushrooms, green beans, or fresh green peas if you’d like.

SAUCE: Diced or crushed tomatoes and beef broth are paired with flavorful ingredients to make a thick tomato gravy.

Add diced canned tomatoes to this sauce or crushed tomatoes for a smoother sauce. If you prefer extra sauce, you can add extra tomatoes.

How to Make Crockpot Swiss Steak

  1. Place veggies & garlic in a slow cooker (per the full recipe below).
  2. Pound steaks & lightly coat them in flour.

steak on a plate of flour

  1. Brown them in a skillet and place them in the crockpot.
  2. Add remaining sauce ingredients.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours on low. Serve immediately with sauce.

steps for making crock pot swiss steak

What to Serve with Swiss Steak

Serve Swiss steak and gravy over any of the following:

  • garlic mashed potatoes
  • cooked noodles
  • mushroom rice
  • mashed cauliflower potatoes
  • white rice

For a side, serve Swiss steak with sauteed green beans or caesar salad. And of course, some dinner rolls for sopping up the sauce!

Swiss Steaks covered in gravy in a bowl

Leftovers

  • For best results, store Swiss steaks in their sauce in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Reheat steaks with sauce in a sauce pan on the stove or in the microwave.
  • Freeze steaks and sauce in zippered bags with the date labeled on the outside for up to 4 weeks.

Our Fave Crockpot Recipes

  • Crock Pot Cube Steak & Gravy – home-cooked comfort
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore – Italian-inspired recipe
  • Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin – a 5 star dish
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo – quick & easy
  • CrockPot Beef Stew – so hearty & delicious

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Swiss Steaks covered in gravy in a bowl

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Review Recipe

Crockpot Swiss Steaks

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Tender pieces of steak are slow-cooked with a rich tomato brown gravy!
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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds round steak or cube steaks or minute steaks
  • 2 carrots sliced into 1″ pieces
  • 1 stalk celery sliced into 1″ pieces
  • ½ onion sliced ½”
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 14 oz canned diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • corn starch for thickening optional

Instructions

  • Add sliced carrots, celery, onion, & garlic to the bottom of a slow cooker.
  • Pound steaks with a meat tenderizer to ¼ inch thickness and season with salt and pepper (cube steaks do not Require to be pounded). Put flour in a shallow dish or plate and dredge each steak in the flour mixture.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and brown steaks on both sides, about 2 minutes per side adding more oil if needed.
  • In the same pan, add wine and scrape up any brown bits. Add to the slow cooker with remaining ingredients except for the cornstarch.
  • Cover and cook for 6-8 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high or until steaks are fork tender.
  • Serve over mashed potatoes or noodles.

Recipe Notes

For a smoother sauce, swap out the diced tomatoes for crushed tomatoes or even canned tomato soup.

For extra sauce, an additional can of tomatoes can be added.

In this space, I am always sharing flavorful, fresh, (mostly) healthy recipes that I love to make and eat in my real, actual, every day life. If I wouldn’t eat it in real life, I won’t put in on the blog. You’re cooking for yourself, your family, your roommates, or your friends. I want you to be so excited about these recipes that you eagerly await 5pm when you can go home from work and start cooking.

Optional: To thicken the sauce, combine 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water. Bring the sauce to a simmer on the stove and add a little at a time to thicken.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 281, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 71mg, Sodium: 308mg, Potassium: 838mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 5414IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 54mg, Iron: 4mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Crockpot Swiss Steak Slow Cooker

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