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.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014



  • 2 pounds top round sirloin steaks, cut into 3" - 4" pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder (optional)
  • 1 beef bouillon cube, or 1 teaspoon beef broth paste
  • 3 cups water (separated)
  • 1/4 cup unbleached or all-purpose flour
    1. Cut steaks into 3" - 4" pieces and sprinkle with the salt and pepper.
    2. Place the olive oil in a large pan over high heat. When the oil is hot add half of the steaks.
    3. Brown thoroughly on each side, remove from pan and put them in the slow cooker. Repeat with the other steaks.
    4. Pour 2 cups of water in the hot pan along with the bouillon cube or beef broth paste. Reduce heat to medium high.
    5. Pour 1 cup of water, the flour, garlic powder & onion powder in a container with a lid and shake until the flour is dissolved.
    6. Slowly add the flour & water mixture to the hot pan. Stir constantly until the broth thickens. Pour gravy over the steaks in the slow cooker.
    7. Cover with the lid and cook for 4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low. Steaks are done when fork tender. Steaks are done when fork tender.
    8 Servings

    Note: From My Sweet Mission

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