Make this Fork Tender Swiss Steak recipe low carb (ketogenic) by substituting Shirataki noodles for the rice below. Click here to see my post on Shirataki noodles.
Many ways to make a Swiss Steak recipe
My Mama’s sister Aunt Kathy told her about this tender Swiss Steak recipe that just melts in your mouth. Hers is cooked in a Dutch oven, which I love to use. But I tend to use my slow cooker as often as possible as opposed to firing up the big oven. It saves electricity by only generating a small amount to run an appliance.
So I took that recipe that Kathy gave Mama, then modified it to use what I had on hand. This Swiss Steak recipe in a crock pot is a uniquely different taste, very savory, beefy, and with a wonderful oomph thanks to the choice of seasonings.
A wonderful supper idea if you’re looking for something new to try. We will be having this again. In fact, I think this will be our Sunday dinner this week along with sweet and sour green beans.
Ingredients you’ll need for the Swiss Steak recipe in a crock pot:
- Can of tomatoes (sliced, diced, stewed, crushed, whatever you want)
- Tomato sauce
- Garlic powder
- Paprika I am using smoked paprika but just use whatever paprika you grab first.
- Salt, and pepper
How To Make Swiss Steak In a Crock Pot
- You’re also going to need cubed steak.
- Place tomatoes, tomato sauce, and all seasonings in a bowl.
- Give that a good stir.
- Slice those onions up however you feel like slicing them up.
- Place your cubed steaks in the slow cooker.
I’m only putting in four of mine. I’ll save the other two in my freezer, packaged individually, and make myself steak and gravy for lunch one day when I’m here by myself.
- Toss your onions on top.
- And pour the tomato mixture over it all.
- Cover and cook on low, 7-9 hours (9-10 hours is fine, too, if you have a newer slow cooker)or high, 4-5 hours.
If you end up cooking it for an extra hour or so it will be just fine, even more tender, provided you have a newer slow cooker. The older ones (7-10 years old), at this point in the game, generally don’t cook evenly anymore and you can end up with scorched food. I use a Hamilton Beach Set N Forget Programmable slow cooker most of the time. I have a few slow cookers, all of them are Hamilton Beach and they cook really well (and are affordable).
When it is ready, that swiss steak will be so tender you can cut it with a fork.
I like to serve mine over rice. Since I buy rice in bulk, I like to incorporate it into a few meals each week to help give a little boost to our grocery budget.
- 1-2 pounds cubed steak*
- 14-16 ounces canned tomatoes stewed, diced, crushed, etc
- 14-16 ounces tomato sauce
- 1 onion sliced
- 2 teaspoons Oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Paprika smoked or regular
- Place cubed steaks in bottom of 5 or 6 quart slow cooker. Top with onions.
- In a large bowl, stir together tomatoes, tomato sauce, and all seasonings. Pour over cubed steaks.
- Cover and cook on low 7-9 hours or on high 4-5 hours.
- Serve over rice, mashed potatoes, or noodles.
Can sizes are changing so I included a range in the size description of this recipe. An ounce here or there won't make a difference.
*The sauce amount remains the same whether you are using 1 or 2 pounds of cubed steak.
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