Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Family Swiss Steak

A slow cooker recipe!  Prep this dinner in the morning, let it cook all day, and come home to a nutritious, delicious meal.

Servings: 6
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total: 8 hours 20 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon crushed dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 ½ pounds boneless beef round steak, cut 1 inch thick
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • canola oil cooking spray
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 medium celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 medium plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup reduced-sodium canned beef broth
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a small bowl, combine flour, thyme, and paprika. Using a pastry brush, brush steak pieces with Worcestershire sauce. Dredge in flour mixture.
  2. Lightly coat a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Place on stove over medium-high heat. Add steak pieces and brown on both sides, about 5 minutes per side.
  3. Transfer steak pieces to a 3-quart or larger crockery slow cook. Top with garlic slices, celery, onions, and tomatoes. Pour beef broth over the top. Do not stir.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
  5. To serve, transfer steak pieces and vegetables to a heated serving platter. Spoon any pan juices over the top and serve at once.

Nutrition Information


Per serving:191 calories (21% calories from fat), 28 g protein, 4 g total fat (1.4 g saturated fat), 8 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fiber, 71 mg cholesterol, 102 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges:3 lean protein, 1/2 carbohydrate (1 1/2 vegetable)


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