There’s not much I love more than an easy crockpot meal. There’s something so wonderful about coming home to a delicious smelling dinner almost ready to eat with minimal work involved. It’s like sweet little fairies came in and prepared a wonderful meal for you while you were gone.
Thanks crockpot fairies! While I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off today, you were home tenderizing my grass-fed beef and making my home smell delightful. I heart you crockpot! You make this busy momma’s life a little easier.
This dish is one that my mom used to make frequently when I was a kid. She used seasoned round steak with a can of condensed golden mushroom soup. While I love the simplicity of the two ingredients, we all know a little better now that canned soups are not all that great for us. This particular one is chock full of all kinds of goodies including MSG, hydrogenated oils, and artificial colorings. YUM!
Thankfully this one wasn’t too hard to make with real food. I simply subbed real beef broth, fresh mushrooms, garlic, salt, pepper, and some thickening. It was simple and delicious, and one that I look forward to making again and again.
Round steak with mushroom gravy
2 round steaks (preferably grass-fed)
1.5 c. beef broth (homemade is best) Mine had no salt added
1 clove garlic minced
1 tsp sea salt
pepper to taste
4oz. mushrooms (roughly chopped)
1 T. water
Place round steaks, beef broth, garlic, salt and pepper into crockpot. Cook on low for eight hours. The last hour, add the mushrooms. Before serving, remove the meat. Combine water and arrowroot powder to make a slurry. Add the slurry to the hot liquid in the crockpot and whisk to combine. Let sauce cook a few minutes until thickened. I like to break up the meat a bit before adding it back to the sauce to make it stretch further. Serve over egg noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes.
Note: This easily served all four of us, but it wasn’t “meat heavy”. The mushrooms allowed me to stretch the meat further. We each only ate a half of a round steak a piece. If you require more meat you may need to double this recipe.
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