|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 18g||23%|
|Saturated Fat 6g||28%|
|Total Carbohydrate 31g||11%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||17%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Swiss steak is actually not from Switzerland, but instead is so named because of the tenderizing technique used called “swissing,” which means rolling or pounding. Once prepared this way, it is braised along with tomatoes as well as other seasonings and ingredients. This recipe for swiss steak is a classic combination that is cooked to perfection in the crock pot. The slow cooked steaks are full of flavor, with tomatoes, herbs, and vegetables, and a little beef broth and Worcestershire sauce.
If you don’t want to pound (or swiss) the steak yourself, make sure to buy thinned round steak or chuck, or you can use a sliced lean chuck roast.
Sometimes confused with Salisbury steak, Swiss steak is a completely different dish. While Swiss steak is pieces of steak in a tomato sauce, Salisbury steak is actually similar to a hamburger, as it is made of ground beef shaped into a patty and covered with a brown gravy. Swiss steak is cooked in an oven or slow cooker, while Salisbury steak is prepared on the stovetop or under the broiler. Just something to keep in mind when you try to order this delicious dish from a restaurant.
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon Hungarian sweet paprika
- Kosher salt (to taste)
- Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
- 2 1/2 pounds beef round steak (cut into 6 serving-size pieces; pounded thin to tenderize)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon canola oil (or other neutral vegetable oil )
- 1 large garlic clove (minced)
- 2 ribs celery (thinly sliced)
- 2 to 3 cups onion (thinly sliced)
- 2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans tomatoes (or about 5 medium tomatoes peeled and sliced)
- 1/2 cup beef broth
Gather the ingredients.
Combine flour, thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper in a small, shallow bowl, or pie plate.
Brush the beef pieces with Worcestershire sauce.
Then dredge in the flour mixture.
Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil to the hot skillet, and then the coated steak pieces; sear for about 5 minutes on each side.
Transfer steak to the slow cooker. Sprinkle the minced garlic and sliced celery over the steaks, then top it with the sliced onion and tomatoes.
Pour beef stock into the hot skillet and use a spatula to loosen any brown bits. Let cook for a minute or two.
Then pour over steak in the slow cooker, cover, and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours or on HIGH for about 4 to 5 hours.