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:

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.

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Crockpot Swiss Steaks

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

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 need 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.

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.
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.
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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.

Course Beef, Dinner, Entree, Main Course, Slow Cooker
Cuisine American
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  1. I made this for dinner this evening and it turned out excellent! I had not used my slow cooker in a long long time and decided to give it a go after reminiscing about Swiss steak that my mother used to make when I was a child. I followed the recipe exactly as described and it was very flavorful And the meat was quite tender. I served it with mashed potatoes. I made a double batch and used a can of crushed tomatoes and a can of diced tomatoes and I liked that consistency. I have plenty of leftovers and can’t wait to have lunch tomorrow. Thank you for a great recipe.5 stars

    1. Step 4 reads: In the same pan, add wine and scrape up any brown bits. Add to the slow cooker with remaining ingredients except for the cornstarch.

  2. My Family rated this recipe “Excellent!” I served the Swiss Steak and sauce over noodles with a green salad on the side.5 stars

    1. Yes Todd, that will work to thicken the sauce. Packet gravy can be salty though, so I would keep that in mind before adding salt to taste. I would love to hear how it turns out!

  3. You are so welcome and I can’t wait to try more recipes of yours. I love to eat and I love to cook. I’ve been thumbing through a lot of them and they look yummy so I’ll give you some more reviews once I try them. God Bless and Have a great New Year5 stars