Posts Tagged ‘Steak’

Did you know that Pinterest can be addictive?  Yes, I am joking, kind of, since I don’t spend a ton of time on there.  If I ever do starting browsing, I can be there for hours if I would let myself.  This recipe is a Pinterest “find” from My Sweet Mission and it was a huge success.

To me, Sundays are perfect for slow cooker main dishes and this made a great addition to my repertoire.  I highly recommend it.

Slow Cooker Southern Steaks

2 lbs. top round steaks, cut into 3 or 4 inch pieces

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. pepper

2 tbsp. olive oil

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. onion powder

3 cups beef broth

1/4 cup all purpose flour


Sprinkle the steaks with salt and pepper.  Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add the olive oil.  Add half of the steak pieces to the hot skillet and brown on each side.  Place the first batch in your slow cooker and brown the last batch.  Place those in the slow cooker after they are browned.



Pour 2 cups of the beef broth into the hot pan.  Reduce heat to medium.  In a separate bowl, combine the remaining 1 cup of broth, flour, garlic powder, and onion powder.  Whisk until the flour is dissolved.



Add the flour mixture slowly to the hot pan.  Stir constantly until the broth thickens into a gravy.  Pour this over the steaks in the slow cooker.  Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours.  Steaks are done when fork tender.

Slow Cooker Southern Steaks

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Way back in August, 2009, I posted my own recipe for Cheesy Steak Sandwiches and I have made them many, many times since then.  I realized the last time I fixed these sandwiches that I had tweaked the recipe quite a bit since I posted it.  That means it is time for an update!  This is one of C’s favorite meals and I fix it regularly.

One of the big things that I changed was the type of steak I used.  Back then, I just used whatever was in the freezer and sliced it as thin as I could before it was cooked.  Not anymore!  I now use a flat iron steak 99% of the time.  I just buy them when whey are on sale and keep them frozen until I need them.  Also, I grill first and slice later and found that it makes a wonderful difference.  Here is my new take on an old favorite.

1 flat iron steak (This was was just under a pound and I got 4 or 5 sandwiches from it.)

1/2 tsp. Montreal steak seasoning

1 tbsp. olive oil

A-1 steak sauce

Sliced Provolone Cheese

Buns of your choice


Preheat the grill.  I just use a little George Foreman for this and it works great.  Season the steak with the olive oil and steak seasoning.


Grill the steak for about 8 minutes if it is completely thawed.  Don’t worry if there is a little pink left in the center.  It still has to bake in the oven for a few minutes.  Let the steak rest for about 10-15 minutes, then slice as thin as possible.


Pile the steak on a bun, then add the A-1 and cheese.


Wrap each sandwich in foil and bake in a hot oven for about 10 minutes.  I didn’t put an exact temperature on here because it really doesn’t matter.  I usually make oven baked fries with these so I just throw the sandwiches in the oven for the last 10 minutes the potatoes bake.


Please join me at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage for Full Plate Thursday.

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