Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tasty Tuesday - Slow Cooker Swiss Steak {Recipe}

Photo: Not sure why I never made this one before. Swiss Steak over rice...

While I do have several tried and true recipes that have become family favorites, I still love to try new recipes.  Don't you?? 

Sometimes when life is crazy and busy it is much easier for me to just stick to what I know.  While I do plan on doing that, to some degree, I am also looking for new recipes.  My goal is to try at least one new recipe a week.  The recipes that I am leaning towards are family friendly, fast and frugal. 

We have tried several new recipes lately that have gone into our favorites box.  The Honey Mustard and Bacon Smothered Chicken is definitely my new favorite, well one of them anyway. 

Have you ever had Swiss Steak before?  When I told a friend of mine, the same friend that I got that awesome meatloaf recipe from, she said her mom used to make that all the time.  I told her I could not believe she had not given me this recipe before!

I made Swiss Steak last week, by accident really.  I had set out to make Beef Stew, but realized I didn't have any potatoes.  Beings that there was snow on the ground, it was cold and I was to lazy to run to the store I improvised.  I grabbed my trusty crock pot cook book and set out on a mission.  I came across Swiss Steak and the rest is history.  The WHOLE family loved it, SCORE!

Slow Cooker Swiss Steak
Serves 6

1 cup of chopped onions
1/2 cup of chopped celery
2lbs. 1/2 inch think round steak (I used 1lb. of stew meat and 1lb. of venison -that is what I had on hand)
1/4 cup flour
3 Tsp. oil
1 tsp. salt
1/4 pepper
16 oz can of diced tomatoes

1.) Place onions and celery in the bottom of your slow cooker.
2.) Cut steak into serving size pieces.  Dredge in 1/4 cup of flour.  Brown on both sides in oil.  Add to slow cooker.
3.) Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
4.) Cover and cook on low for 9 hours (I cheated and cooked mine for 5 hrs on High).

I served this over brown rice, one because brown rice is good for you {smile,} and two because it helps to stretch a meal.  It would also be delicious over noodles or mashed potatoes. 

Have you tried any new family friendly, frugal recipes lately?




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