9/15/2011

Steak Layered Dinner

Today is Slow Cooking Thursday over at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom! Check her blog out for some awesome recipe ideas!

Although I'm a day late, it was also What's on the Menu Wednesday over at Dining with Debbie, and of course Works for me Wednesday at We are THAT Family. There are already a ton of great recipes and ideas on both of those sites from yesterday, check them out!

This is almost crockpot gourmet! I mean, who knew you could have steak, shrimp, potatoes, and corn on the cob out of a slow cooker!? The greatest thing about it was it's simplicity and the ability to sub ingredients for whatever you are in the mood for.

I found this recipe in Stephanie O'Dea's cookbook or you can find it online here. I also used a steak marinade recipe from All Recipes.

Here is what you need:
Steak (I used 1.5lb sirloin), potatoes, corn on the cob, steak seasoning, salt, pepper, worcestershire, italian dressing, bbq sauce, garlic, olive oil, and butter. I also added some unplanned shrimp later!

First, you need to get your potatoes ready for the crockpot clean them up and peel off any nasty bits and then:
Grab some tinfoil to wrap the potatoes, drizzle a little bit of olive oil, and sprinkle sea salt, then wrap them up and set aside.

Next, get your corn ready:
Using some tinfoil, set the corn in and rub with butter, salt and pepper, then roll up and set aside.

Next, prepare the steak:
This is really a matter of preference. I sprinkled my steak with montreal steak seasoning, sea salt, and fresh ground pepper. Add the steak to the bottom of your crockpot.

Next, mix your marinade together. For this I used 1/2 cup worcestershire, 1 cup italian dressing, 1 cup bbq sauce, and a spoonful of minced garlic. Once mixed, pour on top of steak:
Add potatoes and corn on top:
And if you want to, you can add shrimp too! I bought a bag of Gorton's grilled shrimp:
Just take it out of the freezer, wrap it in tinfoil, and add it to the top of the crockpot:
I should mention that I didn't think to do this until about 2 hours before it was time to eat, and that was plenty of time for my shrimp to heat up (they are already cooked after all!)

I cooked this meal on low for 5 hours and then switched it to high when I added shrimp for the last 2 hours. You could cook it on low all day for 8 hours, or on high for 5-6 hours.

The finished product was a surf n turf dinner!
The one thing I will say about this, don't expect the steak to be like a usual steak. It was more like a roast, very well done and peeling apart. It was still good! And since it was raining outside (no covered patio!) the grill wasn't an option, so when you are having a steak craving and don't want to use your grill, this might be a good thing to try out!

Here is a printable version for you! Let me know if you want to try it!

Love and Luck to you,

The Packet Queen

11 comments:

  1. Wow! What a great idea. I had no idea, and now see I've definitely been under-using my crockpot.

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  2. Great idea!! A way to have a steak and baked potato dinner on a busy night. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Great idea, to come home after a big work day what a nice idea. Hubby is going to think I slaved over the bbq. Thanks so much for sharing, look forward to trying.

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  4. Yummy that looks and sounds so good :)

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  5. Glad you all like the recipe!!

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