I have not cooked a lot of red meat in my slow cooker so this was a great learning curve for me. I thought it came together well after cooking on low for 7 hours. I enjoyed eating the vegies but also quite liked the meat even though I do not often eat red meat. It was not falling apart and this was what I was aiming for but this might be to do with error on my part.
Normally, I am not a fan of steak done in the crockpot, but this was great. I did use top sirloin steak as indicated in the recipe but since it was on sale for $2.99/lb I didn't bat an eye. Unlike the other reviewers, I am not so sure how well a cheaper cut would fare. I would think it may be likely to dry out. Anyways, I have a funny little story to go along with this review. I chose this recipe because it was a crazy night (hockey, hair appointments etc). I left my DH instructions to complete the dish by adding the cornstarch and water, which I had ready on the counter. He decided that the gravy wasn't thickening enough after 30 minutes, so he would just add more cornstarch. Unfortunately, I don't have my containers labelled as the likelihood of anyone going in my kitchen to cook (other than me) is equal to that of hell freezing over. He grabbed icing sugar and threw in another 2 tbsp of that instead. No worries, it still tasted great, did nothing to improve the thickness of the gravy though (wink!). First thing this morning, I labelled the cornstarch and the icing sugar. Lesson learned! The only change I did make was I added 1 tbsp soy sauce and omitted the salt. Thanks for sharing this great recipe Mama, I will def make again.
It is so tender and delicous! I use a london broil and my family loves it! Even my 3 year old!
Being new to cooking different cuts of beef, I was afraid it might not turn out well. But, we just had it for dinner and I signed up on this website just to say how good it is! I used fresh thyme and cut up a tomato from the garden. I added Montreal steak seasoning since it has the salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes and it was excellent! I'm so pleased. Thank you.
This is very good and very easy. Makes for an elegant meal without a lot of fuss. Nice blend of flavors and the onions, peppers and garlic make a great gravy and the leftovers were even better! Thanks for posting this mama smurf - will definitely make this again. Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup.
Definitely a tasty fix & forget dinner. I agree with Lavender Lynn no point paying for sirloin when a less expensive cut would be just as good. Served this to my sister & she had to have the recipe. Don't know what changes you made mama smurf, we enjoyed this very much
This was quite good and I'd be proud to serve it to most anybody, but it seems like the sort of thing you'd do with a cheaper, tougher cut of meat, say, bottom round. Sirloin is really at its best if you sear it good on both sides and throw it right on the plate; the fall-apart fork-tender look isn't the best display of this cut. We used fresh thyme from the back yard and wished we'd used less. Also, I'd suggest adding salt only at the end, with the cornstarch thickener, for less shrinkage of the meat. Overall, we enjoyed this very much except that it looked better going into the crockpot than coming out. Made for PAC.