Today’s Crockpot Tuesday recipe was inspired by a mistake on my part.` I was making Chimichangas over the weekend (this will be my next Stockpile Recipe post) and the recipe needed diced tomatoes drained.` I accidently opened a can of crushed tomatoes.` Instead of throwing them away, I put them in a glass dish in the refrigerator with the plan to use them in the next couple days.
So on Crockpot Day, the meat of choice was` Chuck Steak, and I figured I could make Swiss Steak using the crushed tomatoes.` I wanted something a bit more interesting so` I did some searching and was inspired by a recipe called Smothered Steak Strips in the Taste of Home Community and came up with Swiss Steak with a Kick.
Here’s what you’ll need for today’s Crockpot Tuesday recipe:
- 1 1/2 lbs Chuck Steak (mine was frozen)
- 1 Can Crushed Tomatoes ( Mine had basil and garlic flavoring)
- 1 Package Mushroom
- 1 Onion
- 3 TBSP Soy Sauce
- 1 pack Frozen Green Beans
Place your frozen Chuck steak in the crockpot and then add the mushrooms that you have sliced and the diced onion` Then add the Soy Sauce.` This is what adds the kick.
Pour the crushed tomatoes on top and turn the crockpot on HIGH.` Let it cook for about an hour and then open it up.` Mine had browned all over and I was able to cut it into quarters.` I then turned the Crockpot to Low and continued cooked for about 4 to 4 1/2` hours.
Next, add your frozen green beans.` Continue cooking on low for half an hour more.
I served mine up with some Italian bread that would have gone bad shortly had it not been used.` So like the tomatoes, another example of use it or lose it.` Swiss Steak with a Kick would also be delicious with rice.
Everyone in the house loved the meal, even though it’s not the prettiest.` When I’ve made Swiss Steak in the past I have had some complaints, but not with this meal.` Even my daughter who doesn’t like mushrooms cleared her plate.
Once again, not only was it delicious, but also very frugal.` That’s one of the things I love about the Crockpot.` You can take a “cheaper” slice of meat and make it delicious and tender.` This meal that fed six cost only $6.39 or just a little over $1 per person.
Chuck Steak — $4 (Part of buy 5 items for $19.99)
Mushrooms – 99`¢
Crushed Tomatoes — 25 cents
Onion & Soy Sauce — 15`¢ (estimate)
Green Beans– FREE
Italian Bread — $1