Crockpots are the ultimate kitchen gadget — they are simple, don’t take up much space, are easy to clean, and, most importantly, allow you to create thousands of recipes by just tossing your ingredients in there. And even if it takes a good couple of hours to cook certain recipes, the outcome is always better than what you imagined.
You may not think of cooking steak in the crockpot, but trust us, there’s an insanely long list of versatile dishes you can prepare with steak and crockpot. Here are some of our favorite crockpot steak recipes that require less prep time and offer extra deliciousness!
1. Crockpot Steak Bites
Let’s begin with the basics. These steak bites prepared in the crockpot are the perfect starting point for any crockpot newbie. The recipe is packed with flavor and uses the simplest of ingredients — some onion, minced garlic, and beef broth. You can also add some red wine or Worcestershire sauce for an extra touch of flavor and pair these steak bites with your favorite salad!
2. Crockpot Philly Cheesesteak
Scale up your Philly cheesesteak game with these spectacular meat sandwiches prepared in the crockpot. They take some time, so you’ll probably have to cook the steak a day in advance, but the result is incredible. The meat will melt in your mouth, and Provolone cheese will make everything taste twice as delicious!
3. Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli
This beef and broccoli prepared in the slow cooker is definitely on the “lazier” side of recipes and will save you a lot of effort on busy weeknights. The recipe pairs chuck roast with broccoli florets, soy sauce, sesame oil, beef broth, some minced garlic, and brown sugar to create a hearty meal. Serve it hot over cooked rice.
4. Crockpot Beef Fajitas
Slow-cooked to perfection in about five hours, this fajitas recipe is out of this world! You can add all your favorite veggies to make it extra special, but some red and yellow pepper, onion, and salsa will do just fine. Pair it with warm tortillas and your favorite toppings for an unforgettable meal!
5. Slow Cooker Steak Chili
Nothing screams winter like a good old pot of steaming chili. This slow cooker recipe has all the complex flavors of chili with just one difference — instead of the classic minced meat, you prepare it with tender cubes of steak. The result is a saucy and cheesy explosion in every bite. You can even freeze it in separate containers for tasty weeknight dinners ahead!
6. Crockpot Teriyaki Steak
In this easy Crockpot recipe, thin slices of round steak are coated in sticky, sweet teriyaki sauce. Teriyaki sauce is a classic Japanese sauce that can take any meal to a whole new level. This recipe even shows you how to make it from scratch! Let this thick sauce smother the steak as it cooks, and serve with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
7. Slow Cooker Pepper Steak
There’s nothing more beautiful than a big plate of thinly sliced steak drenched in pepper and soy sauce gravy. This slow cooker dish is as effortless as it gets, and that’s why we love it! All you have to do is sear the sirloin strips, chop up all the veggies, and toss them all in the pot with seasonings. The outcome is a scrumptious, aromatic dish that’s also filling and very healthy.
8. Crockpot Swiss Steaks
If you want to spice up your next weeknight dinner, try this yummy crockpot Swiss steak loaded with rich, hearty tomato gravy. It’s bursting with exquisitely complex flavors that elevate the steak cubes and veggies. You can pair it with some cheesy cauliflower rice for a filling meal.
9. Slow Cooker Steak, Potatoes, and Corn
This recipe pairs cubed sirloin steak with potatoes and corn on the cob to create a tantalizing meal that will never fail to impress. Packed with nutrients and healthy carbs and fats, this dish is also cooked with a spectacular herb and garlic butter that boosts all the flavors to another level and makes the six-hour wait absolutely worth it!
10. Slow Cooker Sirloin Steak and Gravy
This dish should be one of the first things you cook when you get a slow cooker. It’s the perfect example of comfort food, very easy to prepare, and packed with delicious flavors. You can pair this sirloin steak and gravy with many things, but we suggest keeping it simple with some warm dinner rolls or mashed potatoes.
11. Slow Cooked Steak Diane Casserole
If you’re hosting a dinner party for a crowd anytime soon, this steak Diane casserole is the perfect solution for you. It makes the steak full of creamy, garlicky goodness, and every bite will taste like the warmest of hugs. Serve it with some beans sprinkled with garlic and parmesan, and pair it with your favorite red wine for a toast!
12. Slow Cooker Garlic Sesame Beef
Learn how to make this classic Korean garlic-sesame steak in three easy steps using your slow cooker. It takes some time, but the outcome is a tender steak glazed with a sticky sweet and sour sauce that will taste even better when paired with some sticky rice and spicy kimchi.