Slow cookers are wonderful! If I know my day will be busy and I’ll be too tired to spend a lot of time cooking at the end of the day, I pull out the slow cooker. Although this recipe requires a bit of prep it’s so worth it when dinner time arrives! I serve it with mashed potatoes or rice.
Slow Cooker Swiss Steak
- 1 round steak (approximately 1 1/2 pounds)
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper
- 3/4 cup All-purpose flour, for dusting
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 green pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 (14-1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 tbl. Tomato paste
- 1 tsp. smoked paprika
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup beef broth
- 1/2 cup water
- Cut steak with the grain into larger than bite size pieces.
- Combine garlic powder salt, and pepper and sprinkle on both sides of steak.
- Dredge steak in flour on both sides.
- Using a needling device, tenderize steak. It should end up about 1/4 inch thick.
- Dredge in flour a second time.
- In heavy skillet, brown both sides of meat in vegetable oil.
- Spread steak in a slow cooker.
- In the same pan, sauté the onions, minced garlic, green pepper, and celery for about 2 minutes.
- Add the tomato paste and stir to combine.
- Combine paprika, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, beef broth and water, stirring to combine.
- Pour mixture over steak.
- Cover and cook on low setting for 8 hours.
You can also cook this at 325° for about 2 hours in a Dutch oven.