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Kansas Swiss Steak in the Slow Cooker

Swiss Steak  is a perfect family dinner; it’s easy to make and can be cooked either in the oven or in the slow cooker. This dish has delicious tender beef in a rich tomato gravy and is perfect served over rice, noodles or mashed potatoes!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Kansas Swiss Steak in the Slow Cooker
Servings: 6
Calories: 276kcal


  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 3 ribs of chopped celery
  • 2 lbs 1/2 inch thick round steak or cube steak
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 16 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Place onions and celery in slow cooker
  • Dredge meat in flour and sprinkle on salt and pepper.
  • Place in slow cooker.
  • Pour diced tomatoes over the top.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.
  • Remove meat from slow cooker.
  • Stir together 1/4 cup flour and 1/2 cup of water.
  • Add to the juices left in the slow cooker and stir well.
  • Turn slow cooker up to high and leave for 15 minutes or so.
  • Serve over swiss steak, or if you prefer, over the mashed potatoes.

Freezer to Slow Cooker Instructions:

  • Chop onions and celery
  • Dredge meat in flour.
  • Place meat, onions, celery and diced tomatoes in gallon sized freezer safe bag.
  • Label & lay flat to freeze.
  • On cooking day, follow the instructions above.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 600mg | Potassium: 765mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 5mg