Crockpot Tuesday–Swiss Steak with a Kick

March 1, 2011

in Crockpot Tuesday


Today’s Crockpot Tuesday recipe was inspired by a mistake on my part.`  I was making Chimichangas over the weekend (this will be my next Stockpile Recipe post) and the recipe needed diced tomatoes drained.`  I accidently opened a can of crushed tomatoes.`  Instead of throwing them away, I put them in a glass dish in the refrigerator with the plan to use them in the next couple days.

So on Crockpot Day, the meat of choice was`  Chuck Steak, and I figured I could make Swiss Steak using the crushed tomatoes.`  I wanted something a bit more interesting so`  I did some searching and was inspired by a recipe called Smothered Steak Strips in the Taste of Home Community and came up with Swiss Steak with a Kick.

Here’s what you’ll need for today’s Crockpot Tuesday recipe:


  • 1 1/2 lbs Chuck Steak (mine was frozen)
  • 1 Can Crushed Tomatoes ( Mine had basil and garlic flavoring)
  • 1 Package Mushroom
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 TBSP Soy Sauce
  • 1 pack Frozen Green Beans


Place your frozen Chuck steak in the crockpot and then add the mushrooms that you have sliced and the diced onion`  Then add the Soy Sauce.`  This is what adds the kick.


Pour the crushed tomatoes on top and turn the crockpot on HIGH.`  Let it cook for about an hour and then open it up.`  Mine had browned all over and I was able to cut it into quarters.`  I then turned the Crockpot to Low and continued cooked for about 4 to 4 1/2`  hours.


Next, add your frozen green beans.`  Continue cooking on low for half an hour more.


I served mine up with some Italian bread that would have gone bad shortly had it not been used.`  So like the tomatoes, another example of use it or lose it.`  Swiss Steak with a Kick would also be delicious with rice.

Everyone in the house loved the meal, even though it’s not the prettiest.`  When I’ve made Swiss Steak in the past I have had some complaints, but not with this meal.`  Even my daughter who doesn’t like mushrooms cleared her plate.

Once again, not only was it delicious, but also very frugal.`  That’s one of the things I love about the Crockpot.`  You can take a “cheaper” slice of meat and make it delicious and tender.`  This meal that fed six cost only $6.39 or just a little over $1 per person.

Chuck Steak — $4 (Part of buy 5 items for $19.99)
Mushrooms – 99`¢
Crushed Tomatoes — 25 cents
Onion & Soy Sauce — 15`¢ (estimate)
Green Beans– FREE
Italian Bread — $1

For more delicious recipes, be sure to check out Tasty Tuesday, Tempt My Tummy and Tuesdays at the Table, Full Plate Thursday, and Tasty Traditions.

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Miz Helen March 4, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Your Swiss Steak in the Crock Pot looks so good. I can almost smell it cooking. I would really love to have it here for dinner. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!


Melinda March 1, 2011 at 11:58 am

Yummy! I love my crock pot for the very same reasons!


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