Main Courses

Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

Posted: November 16

Time: 6 hours 35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Imagine a gravy with a delicious balance of savory, sweet, brightness, and earthiness. Now imagine steaks being slow-cooked in that gravy until they become almost brisket-like in their tenderness. Now you can take those mouth-watering thoughts and bring them into the real world: Slow Cooker Swiss Steak is deeply flavorful and meaty, making it an ideal dinner course. You'll soon find that Slow Cooker Swiss Steak is better than you imagined!


2 carrots, sliced into 1-inch pieces
1 stalk celery, sliced into 1-inch pieces
1/2 onion, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 pounds round steak, tenderized and seasoned with salt and pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup white wine
1 cup beef broth
1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes, juice reserved
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
salt, to taste
pepper to taste
cornstarch, optional, for thickening
mashed potatoes, optional, for serving
noodles, optional, for serving


Step 1

Put the carrots, celery, onion, and garlic into the bottom of a slow cooker.

Step 2

Pour the flour into a shallow dish or plate.

Step 3

Dredge each steak in the flour until evenly coated.

Step 4

In a skillet on the stove-top over medium-high heat, heat the oil.

Step 5

Once the oil is hot, brown the steaks, 2 minutes on each side.

Step 6

Once the steaks are browned, add the white wine and scrape up any brown bits at the bottom of the skillet.

Step 7

Add the steaks and wine mixture to the slow cooker.

Step 8

Add the beef broth, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, salt, and pepper to the slow cooker.

Step 9

Cover and cook on low until the steaks are fork-tender, about 6-8 hours.

Step 10

Serve warm over mashed potatoes or noodles!

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