I like using a slow cooker in the summer as well as the winter. This easy, slow cooker swiss steak recipe is not only very low carb — it’s just right any time of the year. I like to serve it with a salad but if you feel the need for traditional mash then mash up some cauliflower with lots of butter and a little cheddar cheese. This would also be great with the faux mac and cheese recipe.
Always season your meat generously before you put it in to cook. One of the biggest mistakes people make is the lack of seasoning on their food. It doesn’t have to be all salt — lemon zest, pepper, paprika and other herbs and spices work in tandem with a little salt to bring flavor to a higher level.
One way I stay on track is to make a huge amount of something like this swiss steak and then freeze it in single serving packages. That way I have a low carb meal that is ready whenever I need it. Think of it as being your own personal chef!
If you are beyond induction and are okay with having a little wine try an Australian Merlot with this dish. Yellowtail is not very expensive and compliments the spiciness in the dish beautifully. I am of the mind that I would rather cut back on snacks and legal treats and have a glass of wine with dinner. Wine doesn’t have a lot of carbs but your body will burn the alcohol before it starts back up on the fat. It doesn’t stall me if I only have a couple of glasses a week but any more than that and I can forget it.
The next time you are going to spend the day at the pool throw this together before you head out the door. When you come home your house will smell delightful and you won’t be grabbing at junk foods because you are starving.
Low Carb Slow Cooker Spicy Swiss Steak Recipe (phase 1, induction)
- A couple of twists of ground pepper roughly a teaspoon
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 2-1/2 pounds boneless round steak
- 1 14-1/2 oz can Ro*Tel tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon liquid smoke mesquite flavor
- 1-1/3 cups beef broth
- 1 cup sliced celery
- 1/2 cup sliced onions
- 1/2 cup sliced carrots
- 1/2 cup bell pepper
- 2 peeled and minced garlic cloves
- Add all of the ingredients to a slow cooker and set for 8 to 10 hours.