Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

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This comforting, slow cooker swiss steak is healthy and made with real food ingredients. It’s a high-protein meal that the whole family will love.

This comforting, slow cooker swiss steak is healthy and made with real food ingredients. A paleo and Whole30 approved dinner that the family will love!

Slow cooker Swiss Steak

For as much as you all love my sweet, rich desserts (cheesecake dip, anyone?), even more so you are thoroughly enjoying our healthy, family-friendly dinners made with real, unprocessed ingredients. Dinners such as chili and meatballs that are whole food, gluten free, grain free, sugar-free and dairy-free.

I’m excited to share this new healthy dinner recipe with you today. It’s one that the hubby will crave and the kids will go crazy for, too.

Slow Cooker Swiss Steak.

This comforting, slow cooker swiss steak is healthy and made with real food ingredients. A paleo and Whole30 approved dinner that the family will love!

Did you grow up eating meals like this? I did. Comforting, creamy, slow-cooked round steaks that are done to perfection, meaning the meat flakes apart with a fork. So tender. So juicy. Think Sunday afternoon dinners with the family, filling our bellies til they can’t hold any more.

This comforting, slow cooker swiss steak is healthy and made with real food ingredients. A paleo and Whole30 approved dinner that the family will love!

With practices, lessons and cross-country meets, our schedule lately has been crazy. Some days too crazy to get a real dinner on the table. About two weeks ago Braden says, “Mom? I want to cook dinner this weekend so we can all sit down and eat together as a family.”

Ouch. Yep. Big “Fail” blinking on my forehead.

I’ve been doing much better since then having a dinner ready w and that is thanks to my slow cooker. Prepare this beef dish in the slow cooker in the morning and it’s a meal to come home to that is simple, convenient and healthy. Just 3 ounces of beef is packed with more than 10 essential nutrients and packs a big protein punch. My kids, like yours, need that protein!

This comforting, slow cooker swiss steak is healthy and made with real food ingredients. A paleo and Whole30 approved dinner that the family will love!

Hints for making this slow cooker paleo swiss steak:

  • The first step is to brown the round steaks. Is this necessary, you ask? Yes. It takes less than 10 minutes, but deepens the flavor by caramelizing the outside of the steak. It also gives the steaks a mouth-watering, light breading that is so fantastic. Don’t skip this step. Please.
  • The homemade cream of mushroom soup is so easy. You’ll blend beef stock, mushrooms, salt and pepper. I like to blend this until the mushrooms are chopped finely since I don’t really love mushrooms. Matt would love it if I’d leave the mushrooms in huge chunks. If you love mushrooms, add a few additional mushrooms to the slow cooker that are whole.
  • After the steak has slow cooked all day and your belly is rumbling because you’ve been smelling roasted beef for hours, it’s time to add the coconut cream. Get two cans of full-fat coconut milk and refrigerate them overnight. Open the cans and scoop out the hardened coconut cream. (Use the leftover coconut water to add to smoothies.) Mix two tablespoons of tapioca starch (or corn starch if you’d like) with the hardened coconut cream and scoop it on top of the swiss steak. Cover the slow cooker and allow it to sit for 20 minutes or so. That coconut cream will melt in, making a gravy that is so delicious served over potatoes.

And that’s about it. Simple, right?

 

This comforting, slow cooker swiss steak is healthy and made with real food ingredients. A paleo and Whole30 approved dinner that the family will love!
This comforting, slow cooker swiss steak is healthy and made with real food ingredients. A paleo and Whole30 approved dinner that the family will love!

Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

4.87 from 15 votes
This comforting, slow cooker swiss steak is healthy and made with real food ingredients. A paleo and Whole30 approved dinner that the family will love!
Servings 7
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 3 lbs boneless eye of the round steak
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca starch*
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil for browning steaks

For Mushroom Sauce:

  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans full-fat coconut milk chilled
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca starch*

Instructions
 

  • Put two tablespoons coconut oil in a skillet and turn on to medium heat.
  • In a small bowl, combine the coconut flour, tapioca starch, salt and garlic powder. Mix well.
  • Dredge the steaks in the flour mixture and place them in a hot skillet. Allow them to brown on the first side, 1-2 minutes, then flip the steaks and allow them to brown for 2 minutes on the other side.
  • Place the browned steaks in a slow cooker. Top with diced onions.
  • Pour the beef stock, mushrooms, pepper and salt in a blender. Blend for 30 seconds on medium speed, or until the mushrooms are chopped to the size you'd like.
  • Pour the mushroom sauce over the steaks.
  • Cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 7-9 hours until the steaks are tender.
  • minutes before serving, open the chilled cans of coconut milk and scoop out the hardened cream into a bowl. Reserve the clear coconut water for another use.**
  • Mix the coconut cream with 2 tablespoons tapioca starch. Add this to the slow cooker and allow the coconut cream to "melt" in.
  • Allow the coconut cream to heat through. Mix gently just before serving.

Notes

If you don't care about this being gluten free/paleo, you can use cornstarch and all-purpose flour in place of the tapioca starch and coconut flour. *This clear coconut water is good in smoothies.

Nutrition

Calories: 595kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 1443mg | Potassium: 1176mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 8.4mg
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 595

About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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Christellar
7 years ago

4 stars
I have never tried a swiss steak but I will have to now!
My favorite slow cooker beef recipe is Papa’s goulash. Cubed beef chuck roast, wild local mushrooms, 1 can of amber beer, 1 cup of red wine, lots of onions and black pepper served over egg noodles!

Liz
7 years ago

Another fav. meal would be dips and sauces for beef meals.

Ariane Lanzdorf
7 years ago

5 stars
My favorite slow cooker beef meal is my Slow-Simmering Beef Bourguignon ????The best !

Alicia
7 years ago

My favorite is chicken breasts with a jar of salsa! Perfect for chicken tacos!

Janet T
7 years ago

I like to cook beef stew in my slow cooker.

Liz
7 years ago

I also love slow cooked beef over noodles.

Liz
7 years ago

Bee and Rice Casserole.

Diane Brown-Smart
7 years ago

Your Swiss Steak recipe is delicious. Might be our new favorite, but up til we tried it our favorite was Amber’s Pot Roast with carrots & potatoes, cream of mushroom soup for the gravy. Amber is my youngest child so we lived together until after she graduated and was able to live out on her own. I worked night shift and she would be responsible for the supper meal. She tweaked my recipe some so when I printed up 185 page cookbooks for my 4 children for Christmas one year I called it Amber’s Pot Roast. Would love to have… Read more »

Liz
7 years ago

Stuffed red peppers with quinoa.

Liz
7 years ago

Beef and Rice Casserole with Veggies.

Liz
7 years ago

Shredded Beef Tacos are so good too.

Liz
7 years ago

Mac and Cheese with Beef.

DAB
7 years ago

Gosh, this sounds delicious. I never would have thought of using the coconut milk. We love beef stew in the crock pot or really, any meat/veggie mix. I’m going to try this one right away.

Connie
7 years ago

apple crisp is the best

Sherry
6 years ago

This is the best thing I’ve eaten so far during this round of Whole30. I had to stop myself from going back for seconds. I used arrowroot in place of tapioca flour and chicken stock rather than beef stock.