Grandma Sessions’ Swiss Steak- A Meal For The Entire Family

Grandma’s Sessions Swiss Steak

I’ve been meaning to post this recipe up for over 2 weeks. Oops. After posting the crock-pot chicken, Erik also made a version of the crock-pot chicken. Since he was not use to using his crock pot for lots of meals, he emailed me asking if I had any steak recipes for the crock-pot. It was then, that I remembered my Grandmas Swiss Steak. Yummy! Now, you will notice that in the video I used my skillet to make it, but you can use the crock-pot as well. The only thing to remember is that you want to cook it in something with a lid. The great thing about using the crock pot or skillet is that the top round will become tender and fall apart.

This is one of those recipes that the entire family can enjoy. I know that is important for some of us since we like to enjoy our meals as a family. And hey, who would complain about making one meal for dinner that everyone can enjoy. ;) I even got the seal of approval from Erik that clients can have one of the tomatoes over the rice and it still be considered ‘on plan’. (see video) Ahh…the things that get me excited. :D

Swiss Steak


1 1/2 lbs of Top Round Steak

1 large can of whole tomatoes (28 oz) or 2 small cans of whole tomoatoes

2-3 Tbsp Soy sauce

1-2 Tbsp Worstershire sauce

10 oz water

Sea Salt and pepper (optional)


Tenderize meat with tenderizing tool and optional McCormick tenderizer seasoning.

In skillet sprinkle soy sauce and worstershire sauce and brown the meat on both sides.

Add large can of tomoatoes and 10 oz of water and turn temperature to simmer.  Check on liquid level every hour until you see sauce thickening up.

Once sauce is at desired thickness, you are ready to eat.

Optional salt and pepper

My recipe made seven 3 oz servings.