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!
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
- Place veggies & garlic in a slow cooker (per the full recipe below).
- Pound steaks & lightly coat them in flour.
- Brown them in a skillet and place them in the crockpot.
- Add remaining sauce ingredients.
- Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours on low. Serve immediately with sauce.
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!
- 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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Crockpot Swiss Steaks
- 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
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.
For extra sauce, an additional can of tomatoes can be added.
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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 provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)
Crockpot Swiss Steak Slow Cooker