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Old 05-23-2012, 11:25 AM   #11
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Sure you can use a crock pot, and you really don't have to cube it up if you don't want to. However if it's just a steak (rather than a thick roast), you can do it stove top in a deep pan or pot as well.

Too bad they wont let me post a helpful Youtube video here, because I do have one on this exact topic. Anyway it can be done in about an hour with little maintenance on your part.

OP doesn't have a stove. Micro or Crock pot only.
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:14 PM   #12
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If you havent already bought the steak, don't.

Buy cheap chuck roast or round roast meat instead.
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:33 PM   #13
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I would try cooking some flanken (shirt ribs cut other way) if your sick of pot roast that is my go to slow cooker meat.

Ps: the new fancy slow cookers have a searing mechanism. Perhaps of your has that ability you can "Pan fry" in it
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:14 PM   #14
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Beef Stroganoff with some white rice and a green or fruit salad would be great.
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:56 PM   #15
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If you havent already bought the steak, don't.

Buy cheap chuck roast or round roast meat instead.
I'm with Jenny on this.

If I had no other means of cooking a steak properly at home, I'd consider buying two steaks and taking them to a friends house to cook them.

A steak needs intense heat, be it a skillet, broiler or grill.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:08 PM   #16
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I'm with Jenny on this.

If I had no other means of cooking a steak properly at home, I'd consider buying two steaks and taking them to a friends house to cook them.

A steak needs intense heat, be it a skillet, broiler or grill.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:11 PM   #17
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I'm with Jenny on this.

If I had no other means of cooking a steak properly at home, I'd consider buying two steaks and taking them to a friends house to cook them.

A steak needs intense heat, be it a skillet, broiler or grill.
Or turn it into tatare.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:25 PM   #18
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A good ole german crock recipie:

Country pork ribs
Shredd a potato
Cover with saurkraut. If ther's not enough moisture in the kraut add a little water to cover it.
After it cooks all day finish it off with some homemade dumplings (or use bisquick)
Your whole house will smell good!
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:31 PM   #19
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A good ole german crock recipie:

Country pork ribs
Shredd a potato
Cover with saurkraut. If ther's not enough moisture in the kraut add a little water to cover it.
After it cooks all day finish it off with some homemade dumplings (or use bisquick)
Your whole house will smell good!
HUH? Sounds like a great dish but you must have posted to the wrong thread.
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:39 PM   #20
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Steaks are among the most prime cuts of meat because they are taken from the most tender, juicy parts of the animal. These tender cuts benefit from searing over high heat and fast cooking, where the tenderness is least affected.

Slow cookers are usually used upon tough cuts that are not suitable for quick searing like steaks, but rather rely on long cooking to break them down into tenderness. These cuts are usually cheaper because they are less desirable, tougher, require long cooking times like braising or pot roasting.

If you have only a microwave and slow cooker then you should focus on recipes that benefit them. In this case instead of buying steaks you should buy the cheaper, tougher, less expensive cuts and then use your slow cooker to advantage and cook them for long times (several hours).

So in a word about cooking steaks in a slow cooker: don't.

Waste of time, waste of money.
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