This was not the post I had planned for tonight, but I came across a recipe this weekend and I just had to try it. And y'all. WINNER,WINNER STEAK DINNER!
Hi. My name is Julia Goolila and I like red meat. :) I don't know if that is "politically correct" to say these days. You would never know from that statement that I was a vegetarian for 5 YEARS. Um. Yes. I did it more to help with my Crohn's than as a statement. And it did help me. But I found myself at a party one night drooling over some chicken. So. I started eating meat again and I never looked back!
I love to eat steak, but I have to be very careful about eating it. Because of the stupid, stinkin' Crohn's, I have a hard time swallowing. It's not everyday, but it can be a pain. Hee, hee. Things like to get stuck in my throat and sometimes they get stuck in my windpipe. It can be scary, but I just make sure I chew very, very, very well. And sometimes it still happens. Ugh.
So, when I came across this recipe I was intrigued. I love to grill out steak, but then I have to cut it into tiny, tiny pieces. Well. No more my pretties! No MORE! SQUEEEE!!
And, let me preface by saying that this is a recipe you will use a lot. If you like to grill, this will not have that "grilled" charred flavor. But, if you like meat that is juicy, tender and you will have a whole meal to boot, than this is for you. And. If it is raining and you want a steak dinner. :)
This is what you will need to make Julia Goolia's Entire Steak Dinner in a Crockpot.......
(Legal disclaimer... I did not make up this recipe. I found it on several blogs that I stalk.)
Steak. You want to at least purchase steak that is 3/4 inch thick. I put in four small pieces. But, you can go big, or go home. It's just me, so I stayed on the small side.
3 to 4 potatoes. You can even do sweet potatoes.
A veggie of your choice. It can be frozen. I went with corn. :)
3/4 cup of Heinz 57 or A1. Or your favorite steak or Barbecue sauce.
Place your steak on the bottom of your crockpot. If you want to put a rub on it, go for it. Add your steak or barbecue sauce and make sure it gets on both sides of the steak.
Now. Add a piece of tin foil OVER the steak. Just do it.
Wash up your potatoes. I salted mine and then wrapped them in tinfoil. Place the potatoes on top of the tinfoil layer.
Do the same thing with your corn, or veggie of your choice. Place it with the potatoes.
Now. Put on the cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours. Then toss up a salad, make some bread and get your sweet tea ready. You've got a meal!
And. After cooking your potatoes this way, you will never put a potato in the microwave AGAIN!!!
Now. Go forth and make a steak dinner!