This easy slow cooker steak recipe just about guarantees you will have a perfect beef entree. Let your crockpot turn even tougher cuts of meat into a tender and flavorful meal.
I don’t eat red meat. No, I am not a vegan or a vegetarian. I just don’t really like it. I was shocked to find out that, somehow, I managed to produce three carnivores. How is that even possible?? Is read-meat-loving a dominant gene?? Mr. Wonderful is definitely a steak and potatoes kind of guy…but really? Not even one who will share a tuna salad with me while the rest tear into their meat caveman style?
How To Make the Best Crockpot Steak
So, just how does a red meat hater make good steak? They let their slow cooker take the guessing work out of it. Disclaimer: For those of you who love a really rare steak or one that is perfectly charred by an open flame, you wont be getting that here. What you will get is the ability to take a tougher piece of meat, such as a skirt steak, and turn it into a really delicious steak meal.
It is as simple as adding some steak sauce, garlic, salt and pepper to you slow cooker, along with your choice of steak. Then let your slow cooker work its magic while you go about your day. In a few hours, your home will smell as if someone has been slaving over a stove all day - just for you!
Hints and Hacks for Steak In A Crockpot
- Some other recipes out there call for searing the meat first. I have found that this step adds very little, other than a dirty pot to wash - so I skip it.
- I always recommend using a slow cooker liner for easy clean up. This is a fully optional step. I usually buy liners in bulk for the best per-piece price. Click here to see what I buy.
- Add half of your steak sauce to your crockpot pot vessel before adding the meat. Then top the meat off with garlic and the rest of the sauce. This way all sides are covered.
- To keep things even lazier, I often fold the top of my slow cooker liner down over the steak and add potatoes wrapped in foil in to the slow cooker. Steak and potatoes all in one pot! What could be better?
- Meat thermometers are a great way to confirm that food is cooked through enough to be considered safe to eat. According to the USDA, beef is safe to eat when it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F . Click here if you are interested in learning more about USDA guidelines. Click here to see my favorite meat thermometer.
- If you are in the market for a new slow cooker, click here to see the one I am currently lusting after. It comes with its own thermometer!
Note: Lazy Slow Cooker Steak does not taste like, or in any way replace, a good grilled steak, but it is fan favorite.
The Lazy Slow Cooker Steak
- 4 qt slow cooker or larger
- Optional: slow cooker liner
- 2-4 Steaks I used NY strip that was on a great sale in the photo.
- 2-4 tbsp Minced Garlic
- 1½ cups Steak/Worcestershire Sauce, divided use your favorite
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- For zero clean up, use a slow cooker liner, otherwise, coat lightly with oil or non-stick spray.
- Fill bottom of pot with 1 cups steak sauce of choice. Place steak in slow cooker vessel on top of sauce.
- Spread 1 Tablespoon minced garlic on each steak
- spoon remaining ½ of steak sauce on top of steaks
- Add salt and pepper if interested (I don't use either)
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours (preferred) or 4 hours on high,
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