Thursday, March 3, 2011
Caramelized onions, green beans and carrots simmering all day in savory mushroom gravy with hefty slabs of seared steak, it's a hubby approved comfort food dinner that is truly lip-smacking good.
Slow Cooked Onion Mushroom Beef Steak
2-3 pounds boneless round or chuck steak, cut 1/2" to 3/4" thick
2 to 3 tablespoons cooking oil
2 large Spanish or white onions, sliced and divided
3 cups mushrooms, cleaned and thick sliced
2 cups baby carrots, whole
1 pound green beans, cleaned, whole
1-10 or 12 ounce jar beef gravy
1 mushroom gravy packet, dry
Mashed potatoes, rice or spaghetti (optional)
Trim visible fat from steak. Cut steak into 8 serving pieces. Sear meat on both sides in hot oil using a large skillet. Discard excess fat and save the brown drippings in the bottom of pan; set aside.
Combine prepared beef gravy and dry mushroom gravy packet in a medium bowl. Put half the onions in the bottom of crock pot; add mushrooms. Place seared steak pieces and brown pan drippings over mushrooms; pour half the gravy mixture over steak. Add remaining onions and green beans. End by pouring last half of gravy mixture over green beans.
Cover; cook on low heat for 8-9 hours or 4-5 hours on high heat. Serve over hot mashed potatoes, rice, egg noodles or spaghetti, if desired. Yield: 8 servings
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We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink... ~Epicurus