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Over the years my aunt and I have tried unsuccessfully to find a dish that my grandmother used to make. She called it Swiss Steak and it looked more like a roast than a steak. When the meat was finished, she would make what we all called a red gravy for our potatoes.  It was a dish that we all loved, but we could never find a recipe for it. Like many of us, she probably did not have a recipe.

A few weeks ago, I ran across a crock pot recipe from the Betty Crocker website entitled Slow-Cooker Swiss Steak Supper. This recipe intrigued me, so I gave it a try. I am pleased to say that it was a hit with me and my husband. Of course, the kids didn’t want to try it because it was something new.  But it will be on our menu again.

Although it did not taste exactly what I remember from my childhood days, it came pretty close.

Recipe:

  • 1 1/2 lb boneless beef round steak
  • 1/2  t. peppered seasoned salt
  • 6 to 8 potatoes, cut into fourths
  • 1 1/2 c. ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 jar (12 oz.) beef gravy  ( I used 2 brown gravy packets.)
  1. Cut beef into 6 serving pieces. (I cut mine into smaller pieces.) Spray 12-inch skillet with cooking spray ; heat over medium-high heat. Sprinkle with seasoned salt. Cook in skillet 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, until brown.
  2. In 4- to 5- quart slow cooker, layer potatoes, carrots, beef and onion. In medium bowl, mix tomatoes and gravy; spoon over mixture in slow cooker.
  3. Cover; cook on low heat setting 7 to 8 hours. Sprinkle with parsley (if desired).

I served this over noodles.

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