Swiss Steak

Posted by on Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Here is a favorite recipe from last Winter that can be made in the crock pot while you are away at work all day long. I had never experienced Swiss steak until I met the guy who would later ask me to marry him. This is my mother-in-law’s recipe and it has never failed me.


When Kroger has top sirloin beef, or round steak “reduced for quick sale” I stock up on these cuts of beef and freeze them.


  • 1 ½ -2 lbs round steak or sirloin beef (thawed)
  • 1 cup plain flour for dredging
  • A little oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Cut steak into 2” squares. Toss steak pieces in a zip lock back with 1 cup plain flour. Shake bag to coat steak pieces. Cover the bottom of a 10” skillet with vegetable oil and heat to medium high. Add steak pieces and fry beef until slightly brown (a couple of minutes for each side), turn, and repeat. Remove beef from skillet and transfer to crock pot. Toss chopped onion into remaining oil. Sauté onions a couple of minutes, then add them to the crock pot. Pour canned tomatoes and mushroom soup (undiluted) over beef and onions. Add salt and pepper to taste. Simmer all day, or until the beef is tender.

The tomatoes and mushroom soup make a tasty gravy which is excellent served over creamed potatoes, rice, or egg noodles. Although I prepared egg noodles here, my preference is to serve the beef and gravy over mashed potatoes

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4 Responses to “Swiss Steak”

  1. Gayleon 17 Feb 2009 at 10:46 pm 1

    Gosh, this looks great, I will have to give this recipe a try.

  2. lylaon 18 Feb 2009 at 4:54 pm 2

    i love your recipes site and will have to add it to my blog list!

  3. Beverlyon 18 Feb 2009 at 10:06 pm 3

    This sound so good, going to get the ingredients and try it soon. Love to check the website out and have tried a couple recipes.

  4. Taraon 19 Feb 2009 at 12:40 pm 4

    Hey ladies, I hope this recipe works well for you. I’ll be posting another recipe soon made with these same beef chunks in the crock pot.