Monday, 19 May 2008

Swiss Steak (slow cooker recipe)

Antotehr in my series of family favourites. I think this one came from the aussie slow cookers group on yahoo. Thank you to whoever added it!

Swiss Steak

1/4 cup flour
salt and pepper
750g diced beef/steak
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 onion, chopped
3 carrots, diced
2 small (440g) tins of chopped tomatoes
1 tbs worcestershire sauce
2 tbs brown sugar

Toss steak in flour, seasoned to taste with salt and pepper.
Saute onion, cerely and carrot together in a frypan (or skip this step if short on time)
Place everything into the slow cooker and mix it well.
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.***

Great served with mashed potoatoes and green vegetables.

*** Just remember not all slow cookers are created equal. The latest generation of slow cookers tend to cook hotter and faster than the older models. Make sure you test drive any new recipes on a day that you will be home. Then you'll know what timing and settings work for you!


Kez said...

I'm going to steal the Swiss Steak for tea tonight!

The Tin House said...

Hey Lisa, I've been thinking about buying a slow cooker. What brand is yours? As you say, they're not created equal - can I assume the cheaper ones (aout the $30 mark at Big W/Kmart) are a lesser product than the $80 ones? Should you get one with the ceramic insert? Lisa x

Lis said...

Kez - hope you enjoy it!

Lis said...

Lisa - I have a ronson one which cooks fairly quickly as well as an old (90's) sunbeam one. The ronson cooks most things in 3-4 hours on high so I tend to cook from frozen, which slows it down a lot. The sunbeam takes 6-8 hours to cook things on low. Not sure wether you could find a choice article perhaps on the comparisons. Personally I'd stick with a known brand, but I think most of them do tend to cook a lot quicker than the old ones.
Hope this helps - will try and post more favourite recipes this week.

Anonymous said...

I tried the Swiss Steak last night and it was very nice. The kids loved it too. Thanks for the recipe.