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Old 05-23-2012, 01:12 AM   #1
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Is it okay to cook an actual steak in the slow cooker?

I don't have currently have access to any other cooking methods (other than microwave lol). If so, can you give me some ideas for what liquids to use and what sides will go well and how to arrange them in the crock? I think it's some type of sirloin. Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-23-2012, 01:19 AM   #2
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Sounds like a good stew is in order.

Cube up the steak in big chunks and place on top of potatoes,carrots and onions in that order. Add a half bottle of red wine and a can of beef broth. you can also add some fresh herbs like thyme, or rosemary and some parsley.Add some water if needed to just cover the food.

You could substitute the wine for a beer and use boullion/water instead of broth. The potatoes could be turnips etc.

Another way could be to slice up a couple of onions and add the cubed beef and a bottle of BBQ sauce with enough water to cover. this could make some pretty good sandwiches.
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Thanks! The only thing is just last week I cooked pot roast arggh....
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I do this with meatballs but the steak would work too.

Cube up the steak and add a jar or two of alfredo sauce depending on how much beef you have. Add 2- cans of mushrooms and a big handfull of chopped sun dried tomatoes. I served with pasta but you could put some potatoes in bottom before the other stuff instead.
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Sweet and sour beef would be good too! You can make or heat microwave rice and veggies to go with.
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I do this with meatballs but the steak would work too.

Cube up the steak and add a jar or two of alfredo sauce depending on how much beef you have. Add 2- cans of mushrooms and a big handfull of chopped sun dried tomatoes. I served with pasta but you could put some potatoes in bottom before the other stuff instead.
That actually sounds very similar to a dish served at Olive Garden. I'm gonna try this. Thanks!
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Some olives might be good in it too.
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I don't have currently have access to any other cooking methods (other than microwave lol). If so, can you give me some ideas for what liquids to use and what sides will go well and how to arrange them in the crock? I think it's some type of sirloin. Thanks in advance.
You can cook the steak in a microwave. Put it in a pyrex dish, season w/ s&p if you wish, sprinkle on some worcestershire sauce, cover loosely w/ wax paper. Cook at about 50% power, turn halfway thru cooking. Add in sliced onion and mushrooms, if you want. You can nuke a potato (wash and puncture with tines of a fork), or vegetable of choice.
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You could cube it up smaller dice and make chili. If there are leftovers, you could nuke a baked potato another time and have chili gravy or make burritos from leftovers. A steak is always useful.
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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.

Anyway it can be done in about an hour with little maintenance on your part.
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