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