Slow Cooked Round Steak
Swiss steak meets the Orient in this wonderful crock-pot recipe. Serve over
noodles, or spaghetti squash.
Preparation time: ½ hour. Cooking time: 8-10 hours.
1.5 pounds round steak
3 Tbsp. flour, optional
Butter, to brown meat
1 medium onion, sliced
5-6 medium tomatoes, chopped (or 16 oz. can chopped tomatoes)
5-7 cloves garlic
¼ tsp. ground ginger
¼ cup rice wine
2 Tbsp. tamari or soy sauce
Up to 1 cup water, if needed
Optional: 1 cup dried mushrooms, soaked in 1 cup warm water for 10 minutes
Cut meat into 4-6 serving-sized pieces, no more than ¾ inch thick, cutting across the grain.
Pound pieces of meat with the back side of a heavy knife to tenderize. Coat
pieces of beef
with flour, if desired. In a 10-inch heavy skillet, brown meat (floured or not
floured) on both
sides in butter. Remove meat to slow cooker (crock pot).
Add sliced onion to skillet, and cook until caramelized. Sprinkle remaining
flour over onions,
and stir. Add remaining ingredients. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
vegetables over meat in cooker.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8-10 hours. Serve over brown rice,
spaghetti squash, accompanied by steamed or sautéed vegetables.
No crock pot? Transfer meat and other ingredients to a Dutch oven or heavy oven
Cover, and cook in the oven at 300 for several hours, until meat is tender.