Karen's Swiss Steak (Stove Top, Crock Pot or Oven)

READY IN: 1hr 45mins




  • Cut meat into 6 serving pieces.
  • Combine flour, salt, mustard, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Put 2 T. of the flour mixture into the meat.
  • Brown the meat in the shortening on both sides.
  • Drain off excess fat.
  • Add undrained tomatoes, onion, celery, carrots, Worcestershire sauce and cooking wine.
  • Cover and simmer for 1 1/4 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Remove meat to a serving platter and keep warm.
  • Combine 1/4 water and the remaining flour mixture.
  • Stir into tomato mixture until thick and bubbly.
  • Pass with meat.
  • Serve meat and sauce with hot cooked noodles or rice.
  • Crock pot directions:
  • Prepare swiss steak as above except cut meat to fit your crock pot.
  • After browning meat, transfer to crock pot.
  • Stir remaining flour into pan drippings in the skillet.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients and cook until thick and bubbly.
  • Pour over meat in the crock pot.
  • Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.
  • Serve with hot cooked noodles or rice.
  • Oven directions:
  • Place meat in a baking dish.
  • Cover with thickened drippings and veggies as above.
  • Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  • Serve with hot noodles or rice.


“This recipe can be prepared on the stove top, or in the oven or crock pot. I decided to post it since it is a bit different than the swiss steak recipes I have seen on here. Just wait until you smell this stuff cooking!”