This recipe cooks up quick, it's easy and my family loved it so much there were no leftovers and they were asking when we would have it again. I make the meat and gravy in the crockpot. You could add potatoes if you were so inclined.
PLEASE DO NOT SALT THIS RECIPE! THERE IS ENOUGH SALT IN THE BETTER THAN BOULLION BEEF BASE THAT I DOUBT YOU WILL NEED IT!
Add your steak to your crockpot (I have an oval large crockpot).
Add 1 T. Better Than Boullion Beef Base to measuring cup with two cups of water and microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes, stir and add to the crockpot.
Add optional items to your preference.
Cook this on high for about 3 hours if you are in a hurry or about 4 hours on low. Circulate the meat at least once through the cooking process to make sure none of your meat is stuck together and all is cooking evenly.
I use an old jelly jar with a lid but you can use whatever you have on hand even if you don't have a jar with a lid, just mix it with a spoon to make sure it is lump free ----.
Add about 3 T. flour to about a cup of water or so (I fill my jelly jar about 3/4 of the way up with water). You do not want to over dilute because this is your thickening agent for your gravy! Mix well or shake your jar to make sure all the flour is well mixed and no lumps. I add hot water because it seems to help it mix and minimize any lumps.
Add about half of your mixture to your liquid and gently stir. This will thicken fairly quickly. If it is not thick enough, continue adding small amounts of your remaining water/flour mix until you have the desired thickness.
Add a drop of browning sauce, stir and serve!
If your gravy is too thick add small amounts of water and stir to get it the right consistency. If it is runny, your thickener was too thin, make more thickener with less water than the first time and more flour, add in small increments until desired consistency.
I would not cook this cut of meat more than 4 hours in the crock or it will be falling apart and in pieces.