Saturday, January 18, 2014

Crock Pot Cubed Steak Recipe

Need a good recipe for cubed steak? Try this crockpot recipe.
I found a recipe that was sorta/kinda like this one. It looked pretty good. But apparently it was written by somebody that didn't know much about cooking. It had things about recipes that people that cook like me don't care about. Crazy things. Things that slow you down. Things that make no sense at all.  In other words, there were all sorts of measurements in it.  It called for 1 lb this, 1 can  of that, a half pint of whatever. To top it off, there was even a place that said cook it for a specific period of time, and let it simmer for another. There were just too many dang instructions for me to follow.

So I Modified It

So.. I modified it and wrote it up so a person like me can cook it.  I measured it in ways that make sense to men.  So if you're the kind of person who wants to know how you cook cube steak in a crock pot without worrying about whether your you'll need to be able to parch something.. then try this.

Things you're going to put in it:
  • Some cube steaks you bought and froze because they were on sale and cheap.
  • Some mushroom soup that you had a coupon for
  • Some water. It doesn't have to be bottled. It just has to be wet. 
  • Some little cubes of powdered beef.  Beef bull-onions or something like that.
  • Some onions.  If they have tops growing out of them... just cut that off.  They are still good.
  • Pepper and Garlic Salt
Directions
  1. Wash the cubed steak and put it in a bowl. Plastic, tin, ceramic... it don't matter. It's just a bowl.
  2. Pour the mushroom soup in the bottom of the crock pot.  Then fill up the can with water and swoosh it around, or use a spoon to get that stuff on the side of the can, then pour it into the crock pot.
  3. Sprinkle some garlic salt and pepper on the cubed steaks that are on the top in the bowl, and put the steaks with the side you seasoned face down on the bottom of the crock pot and on top of the mushroom souip.
  4. Sprinkle the cubed steaks in the crock pot with garlic salt and pepper then put sliced onion on top of them. You want the onions in there so that the steaks won't stick together while they are cooking. 
  5. Repeat steps 4 - 6 until you have all the cubed steaks in the Crock pot.
  6. Wash some carrots and put them on top of the whole getup.
  7. Set the crock pot on high and go do something important for an little while. A few suggestions are:
    1. Go hit some balls at the driving range.
    2. Surf the Internet for the phrase "Watch this!" 
    3. Floss
    4. Watch your kids cut the grass, wash the car, clean the garage or anything else you need them to do.
    5. Talk to your wife or girlfriend about stuff they like.  That way you won't have to do it during the game or during Star Trek, Die Hard, Terminator, or the Matrix.
    6. Or you can just watch a game on tv, and move to step 8 at half time.
  8. Reduce to low and cook for a while.  There's really not a time set in stone for this because, the meat is pretty much cooked after the first hour.  It's all a matter of taste and stuff after that.  Do you want to be able to cut it with a fork (requires four quarters of football)  or do you prefer a knife? (you can eat it at halftime)
  9. Put it on a plate and eat it.
  10. Put the crock pot in the sink so your girlfriend/wife can clean it.  After all...you talked to her for an hour earlier in the day.  It's the least she can do. 

Notes: You don't have to use garlic salt and pepper.  You can put barbeque sauce and beer in it if you want to. Salsa, chili pepper and cayenne if you want.  It won't matter.  If you let it cook long enough, the smell gets all over your house, and nobody will complain about it anyway.

About Potato Chip Sandwich

According to some people, men can't tell time, can't follow directions and can't cook. That's simply not true. The owner and author of the site, me..  can cook. This site is simply a way for me to keep up with my recipes without putting it into my other 10 or so blogs. Everything is Google-ized, so it's connected to all my other stuff. I suggests you try the BBQ. This site gets it's name from road trips when I was in my 20's. By the time we would head home...all we could afford was a loaf of bread and some potato chips.