Rating: 4.24 stars
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

Delicious and easy Swiss steak recipe that will have you out of the kitchen in under 20 minutes. I love to pair this with egg noodles or rice, being sure to get a good spoonful of sauce along with the steak. Feel free to add celery, green pepper, carrots, or your favorite vegetable. My husband isn't a fan of celery or green pepper, so I keep my Swiss steak simple.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix flour, salt, mustard, and pepper together in a wide, shallow bowl.

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  • Dredge cube steaks in the flour mixture to coat completely.

  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Fry steaks until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side; transfer to a slow cooker, reserving drippings in the skillet.

  • Saute onion and garlic in the reserved drippings in the skillet until softened, 2 to 3 minutes more; add to the slow cooker. Discard the oil.

  • Stir beef broth and tomato paste together in a bowl until the paste dissolves into the broth; add tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, thyme, and oregano. Pour the broth mixture over the steaks in the slow cooker.

  • Cook on Low until the meat is tender to the point of falling apart, 6 to 8 hours.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the flour mixture. The actual amount of the flour mixture consumed will vary.

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

358 calories; protein 23.5g; carbohydrates 23.9g; fat 17.9g; cholesterol 36.3mg; sodium 1524.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2014
Well, I usually make a very bare bones swiss steak. Meat, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, onions, green pepper, salt and pepper. I followed this recipe to a tee, except I needed an extra tablespoon of oil to sauté the onions and garlic, and I added a bit of sliced bell pepper This recipe was really, really good. Early on, I feared that the thyme and oregano had completely taken over the recipe, but as it cooked (I did 8 hours)it really mellowed out. It is delicious, and the gravy/sauce is a little thick, which works well with noodles, rice, or potatoes. I served it over potatoes and boy was it good. Thanks :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/12/2014
Made it my whole family didn't like it. Read More
(3)
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2014
Well, I usually make a very bare bones swiss steak. Meat, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, onions, green pepper, salt and pepper. I followed this recipe to a tee, except I needed an extra tablespoon of oil to sauté the onions and garlic, and I added a bit of sliced bell pepper This recipe was really, really good. Early on, I feared that the thyme and oregano had completely taken over the recipe, but as it cooked (I did 8 hours)it really mellowed out. It is delicious, and the gravy/sauce is a little thick, which works well with noodles, rice, or potatoes. I served it over potatoes and boy was it good. Thanks :) Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2016
I just want to let everyone who has not used Cubed Steak before in a slow cooker. Do yourself a favor and use Round Steak instead. Cubed Steak cooked for 6-8 hours in a crockpot will have the texture of chewed up meat. Not a good thing. Round Steak will turn out much better. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2015
The only change I made was holding out thyme as a personal preference. Very good dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2017
I have eaten Swiss steak all my life but I must say this was the beast I have ever had. The only changes I made were to add some sautéed mushrooms & thickened the gravy with the seasoned flour used for dredging. It was divine. The only negative was I made the mistake of using cubed steak instead of round but that one is on me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2018
Was trying to find a swiss steak recipe like my grandmother used to make, and this was it! Delicious with mashed potatoes. I used a pound of round steak and a pound of cubed steak to see which we preferred. The cubed is more like grandma used to make, and I liked both ... but the round does hold up better after cooking so long. Thank you for posting this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2015
Did not make any changes. This was exactly what I was looking for. I will be making this again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/12/2014
Made it my whole family didn't like it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2020
I added a little more seasoning than called and turned out Great. fork tender. Will be making this again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2019
This was beyond my expectations! It was early evening and had to rush so I cooked it in my Pressure cooker for 20 min. My family absolutely loved it. I did not change a thing. Read More
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