Looking for something new and delicious to surprise your husband or father with for Sunday’s Father’s Day dinner? Something you can prepare ahead of time and leave simmering to smell up the house with anticipation all day? Our Smarty friend Erin Brighton has the perfect recipe! Read on for details!
Recipe from CampBrighton.com
4 slices of bacon
2 – 4 large cuts of boneless beef chuck eye steak (or similar)
salt and pepper
2 medium onions, cut in half and sliced
2 large carrots, chopped
8 oz. sliced mushrooms
2 bay leaves
1 can beer
Cook the bacon in a large frying pan. Remove the bacon and put it in the crock pot (without the drippings). Season the steaks with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder — rub the seasonings into the meat. Sear the seasoned side down on high heat for about a minute or two and season the other side, rub in the seasonings. Flip the steak. Sear for a couple minutes and put it into the crock pot. Repeat for all the steaks.
After searing the meat, saute the onions, carrots, and mushrooms in the same pan – until the onion starts to get translucent. Cover the steaks in the crockpot with the vegetables. Pour a can of beer over everything and add two bay leaves.
Cover and cook on high for 4 1/2 hours. Enjoy!
This is great served over rice. You know the steaks are done when they fall apart with just the touch of a fork. Definitely use the delicious “au jus” created by the seasonings while it simmers!