Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.

Friday, February 3, 2012


3 lb boneless beef sirloin steak, trimmed, cubed
1/2 cup flour
4 bacon slices, cut up
2 medium carrots, diced
8 new red potatoes, quartered
approx. 10 mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 to 2 dozen fresh pearl onions
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 bay leaf
1 tsp marjoram
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp salt
pepper to taste
2 1/2 cups Burgandy wine or beef broth

Coat the beef with flour, shaking off the excess; set aside.

Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until partially cooked.  Add the floured beef to the skillet and cook until browned.  Using a slotted spoon, remove the bacon and beef from the skillet.

In a slow cooker or crockpot layer the carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, onion, garlic, bay leaf, spices, and meat mixture.  Pour the wine or beef broth over all.  Place a lid on the cooker and cook on low setting for 8 to 9 hours or until the beef is tender. 

Discard the bay leaf before serving.

Yield: 10 to 12 servings.

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