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Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

A gourmet slow cooker swiss steak recipe that doesn’t have tomatoes.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 10 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: slow cooker beef, slow cooker recipes, Swiss steak
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 762kcal


  • 6 medium beef blade steaks*
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbs fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  • Heat a heavy skillet or saute pan over medium heat. Add 1 tbs of the oil. Add the mushrooms; cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove cover and continue cooking until mushrooms begin to brown. Remove from pan and place in the slow cooker.
  • Return the pan to the heat. Season the steaks with salt & pepper. Add 1 tbs of oil and brown the blade steaks nicely. Remove to a plate and set aside
  • Return the pan to the heat and add 2 tbs of the oil. Add the sliced onions, the thyme and the paprika. Stir and cook for about 1 minute. Add the flour and stir well, cooking for about 1 minute. Whisk in the sherry and chicken stock, scraping up all the browned bits at the bottom of the pan. Add the entire contents of the pan to the slow cooker.
  • Place browned steaks on top of the mushroom/onion mixture. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours, HI for 4-5 hours.
  • Remove steaks to a serving plate and cover with aluminum foil to keep them warm. Stir the cream and parsley into the liquid. Heat for another 10 minutes. Ladle gravy over steaks and serve


*In some parts of the country, blade steak is called chicken steak or flat iron steak.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 762kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 74g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 283mg | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 1512mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1082IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 10mg