Complete Steak Dinner in a Crockpot
I am so excited to share with you this recipe for how to make a complete steak dinner in a crockpot. My brother in law sent me this idea and we tweaked it to our perfection. My family was thrilled with the outcome! You can use any cut of meat that you desire. The moist cooking method of the crock pot will actually tenderize any cut of meat very well. So yes, feel free to use a cheap cut because you will never know it was! Anything you find on managers special will do.
My BIL used russet potatoes and they didn’t get thoroughly cooked so when I made this recipe he gave me the idea to switch to red potatoes which worked really well. My son, husband and Walker (my sons friend) loved every single bite! This was enough to feed all four of us (the boys are 8). I did use large cuts of meat so each adult shared with the kids.
I served this with Sugar Cornbread. It was a huge hit at our house! Even my husband said he could make it! The steak was so moist and the ease of prep to finish was out of this world. I may never grill a steak again! Not to mention how great this will be in the winter. The Crockpot is a 6 qt size. I think this recipe would also work well with this steak marinade – it is seriously the BEST steak marinade ever!
We have also adapted this to a Complete Pork Chop Dinner in a Crockpot and a Complete Chicken Dinner in a Crockpot too!
Complete Steak Dinner in a CrockpotPrint Recipe
- 2 Ribeye Steaks
- 1 bottle of Steak Sauce of Choice I used Country Bobs
- Steak Seasoning of Choice I used Rendezvous
- 8-10 red potatoes
- 4 ears of corn
- Place two (huge) Ribeye Steaks (or other cut of your choice) into the bottom of your crockpot.
- Sprinkle to cover with steak seasoning of your choice
- Pour 1/2 to 3/4 cup steak sauce over steaks (I used almost a full bottle of Country Bobs All Purpose Sauce)
- Take a sheet of foil and top over the steaks
- Spritz the top with either cooking oil or Pam
- Place a layer of red potatoes on the foil and sprinkle sea salt over
- Add another layer of foil and cover the potatoes tightly to form a seal (this will allow the potatoes to steam
- Take 4 ears of corn and add butter, salt and pepper and roll tightly in aluminum foil.
- Place the ears of corn on top of the foil and then place the lid on tight.
- Do not open the lid.
- Cook for 6-7 hours on low
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Can’t wait to try!
Complete Steak Dinner In a Crockpot is AMAZING!
I like this idea, but how about putting the steaks on the barbecue after slow cooking? Could work for a really tender steak, with all the bbq flavour.
Yes, you could do that to sear it.
Shared the recipe complete dinner…
Do you think you could use this same method with more than 2 steaks? I think 3 large ones would work for the 4 of us. Stack them?
I think 3 would work for sure! I am not sure about stacking. My 2 steaks were huge but I could have fit one more!
How well done were the steaks?
Well done but the most tender EVER!
We don’t usually use steak sauce with our steaks…anyone try it without or with another type of liquid? This looks so easy and delicious!!
How about beef broth?
We tried this recipe tonight. Overall we thought it was pretty good, but not what we expected. Everything was cooked well and tasted good, but the steak tasted more like a roast. We both usually like our steak med. rare/med so it was just a little more done for our liking. Next time we are going to try this with pork chops and BBQ sauce instead!
Can I use frozen steak?
I would assume with the slow cooking you could!
Here is a version with pork chops – https://www.stockpilingmoms.com/2014/01/complete-pork-chop-dinner-in-a-crockpot/
This a fantastic way to make dinner, we used London Broil, and it was so tender, and flavorful Cant wait to do pork chop like that Thank you.
I tried it yesterday with London Broil. I cooked it for 6-1/2 hours. Not sure if I cooked it too long or not long enough–the meat was really tough and dried out. Maybe I needed to totally submerge it in the liquid? Any advice?
Did you cook on low? Did you cover the meat with the foil? I would definitely totally submerge in the sauce. The foil helps steam it if that makes sense.
Hubby starts his new job this week, so glad I found all these complete CP meals. Can I use another sauce besides what you used? I’ve never heard of it before, I don’t care for BBQ sauce on steak or A1.
You can use any sauce you want or you can even create your own. You do need a sauce though of some kind.
Hello! I never thought of doing this with steak! YUM. And including corn on the cob. Brilliant!
I saw that Cracker Barrell now has similar “foil packet” meals which I have done in the oven for years. But definitely is good stuff!
I do use the same crockpot – one meal method for making BBQ chicken and my husband often complains that the potatoes aren’t done. Of course the temp of the meat going in makes a big difference on how cooked the potatoes get. I am going to switch to red potatoes thinking that will fix the problem for him.
Thanks for the great post! I can’t wait to try this. My crockpot is the only way I can get dinner on the table and out of the kitchen at a decent time after work. I love this type of recipe.
Thanks so much Gina! So glad you enjoy this and glad we can help. I don’t know what I would do without my crockpot!
I am making this now. I am using russet potatoes and I peeled and sliced them in thick chunks. I covered them with salt, pepper, garlic, parsley and a few slices of butter. Placed them in a foil pouch and placed it on top of the steak. Not sure how its going to turn out but I’m hoping yummy. Will let you all know if it works out.
Can’t wait to hear!
I made this for the 4th of July. Used Ribeye and Country Bob’s, cut the red potatoes into chunks, and corn on the cob. It was very delish! This recipe is a keeper for me, thank you!
We don’t like steak sauce of any kind at our house. Do you think the steak would still be tender without it?
Vicky, I don’t usually use steak sauce, but I like having Country Bob’s on hand for other things. The Country Bob’s sauce and the juices from the Ribeye turned into an au jus that was wonderful ladled over the diced potatoes for me!
Do you think it would be good with Worcestershire Sauce instead of BBQ sauce? That’s what I usually marinate my steaks in when I put them on the grill.
Yes, I think that would be amazing!
Looks great and easy-they way we like it!
Could this be put together at night and put in crockpot in morning? Just wondering about seasoning on steaks.
Yes, it could for sure!
Fresh or frozen corn? We have a bunch frozen from our garden, but I’m wondering if it will turn out rubbery.
I did fresh.
Has anyone tried cooking on high? shorter time? if so how much quicker was it? I saw a post above that said the stays were very well done at 7 hours, how much time should be cut so that it is still a bit pink? I prefer my steaks with a bit of pink still
It should be 1/2 the time if on high 🙂
I tried this today, enjoyed this easy no work meal. I used 2 small steaks and just enough for my dinner tonight and tomorrow night. So yummy.
The steak marinade you suggested, is it to marinade the steak before putting it in the crockpot? Or can I use it instead of the steak sauce to cover the steak?
It will help the steak become moist in cooking and really flavorful by marinading it but you could also put it on top of the steak.
I don’t have the corn, but I have russet potatoes. Would I need to cut down on the time if I’m not using corn?
No – same time. The russet potatoes may take longer so I would quarter them.
Thanks so much!!!:)
I’m trying this tonight…unfortunately I can’t use fresh corn cause it’s out of season here and I’ve resorted to frozen. I hope it will come out Ok an not rubbery. I’m following your recipe to the tee just hope I like the flavors cause I never used them before..plus I couldn’t find rendezvous..I used a different brand. Wish me luck!
I’ve made this twice now & we’ve really, really enjoyed it. Second time, I added in mushrooms & onions with the red potatoes – yummy!
Do you have to poke the potatoes with a fork first?
I did not.
Does the time change if we use frozen steak?
Perhaps the potatoes didn’t cook originally because they weren’t on the bottom!??! I’ve been cooking in a crockpot for almost 30 years and have always been told the potatoes need to go on the bottom in order to cook properly.
Has anyone tried the frozen corn? I would love to make this but it is Jan and no fresh corn.
Yes, you can use frozen corn. No worries!
I love that this whole meal is fixed in the crockpot! No extra dishes to clean 🙂
Does aluminum foil react with the steak sauce and break it down?
No – not at all.
I never would have thought that you could make a complete steak dinner in a crock pot! I will try 🙂
How would this be adapted for one in a 1.5quart slow cooker? My sister just left for her first AirForce base out of state and I bought her a small crockpot since it is just her. Please advise asap want to send her recipes this week.
Just adjust down and use 1 steak, a few potatoes and 1 ear of corn. As long as you have enough room to cook she should be ok.
I love these crockpot recipes making it all at once. Can’t wait to make.
This looks yummy!! We just might have to try this.
Can you use any type of steak?
Yes and best of all cheapest cuts work really well for this. A lesser grade sirloin (tri-tip) or a mock tender chuck steak is a perfect cut (or anything you find on manager’s special).
What about chicken
https://www.stockpilingmoms.com/2014/03/complete-bbq-chicken-dinner-in-the-crockpot/ – Here you go!
https://www.stockpilingmoms.com/2014/01/complete-pork-chop-dinner-in-a-crockpot/ – Here is Pork too!
Do you have to use any steak sauce?
You need it for the moisture. But you could use another liquid like beef broth.
I wanted to use onion soup mix and a water base to create a broath out of the mix.
Any thoughts on whether or not this will actually work???
It’s my first time cooking steak in any way I hope it works
Yes, that will work. I would suggest you not get it too thin though.
Tried this recipe for a sports party tonight. Added a layer of chicken and some mini carrots instead of corn. Tasted great and was really easy prep. Thanks for the great idea!!!
Put this in the crock pot this morning! Using tbones…frozen. They had to be at an angle because they were too big. Wish me luck! I didn’t use corn, and cut my russet potatoes in slices and put them in foil like we do on the grill. Instead of butter I used olive oil. I also put green beans in the foil with them! Thought about using carrots like one does for a roast.
Made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! Only did steak and red potatoes
I didn’t want to add bbq sauce (picky eaters) but I didn’t have beef broth- I used a can of French onion soup and it worked great!
Thanks for sharing
Planning to do this tonite.
I love cooking baked russets in the crockpot – wrap in foil and cook several hours. No liquid needed. I’m not sure why the russets would not cook well in this recipe. I’m going to wrap mine in foil rather than laying on top and hopefully that will help.
I think it is because they are so thick. I would slice or quarter them.
Do I need to add any water?
And can I leave this on low all night and half a day? Or what temp?
No water necessary – I think that might be overdone if you leave it on for too long. How many hours?
Is there something else you can think of to put the potatoes in instead of foil? I don’t think foil is very healthy to wrap your food in, although it is handy. I have one child who is extremely allergic to foil, or foillike substances.
I have just bought a crock pot, and a lot of recipes have foil in it. Anybody any ideas?
My best suggestion is to use parchment paper instead. Let us know if you try it and how it works!
Parchment paper and you can use twist ties to close it or maybe cooking bags
I am going to try parchment paper and see what happens. I don’t use cooking bags personally but that may work!
Can you cook on high to shorten cook time?
Yes, you can!
Do you think it would be OK to add an extra layer for a veggie? Like maybe carrots? Also, I have a picky eater too, do you think it would still be tender if I left out the steak sauce and just added seasoning?
Yes, I would lightly coat with cooking oil of your choice and salt and pepper to help tenderize. Carrots sound yummy!
How do the steaks vo.e out in terms of cook? Rare? Well-done? Medium?
I made this for dinner tonight and it was spectacular! The steak was so tender. My husband and I loved it, along with our 4 and 1 year old boys. It’s hard to please everyone, but this recipe was a winner.
Can you put the steaks in frozen?
Yes you can!
Could I use green beans wrapped in foil instead of corn. Bought a bag of fresh green beans and wanna make them with dinner
how thick are the steaks you use? I have to feed 6 people.
Mine with 3/4 inch.
So for the blonde of the group! Lol! I’m feeding six also. How much meat should I use?
Hard to mess up food cooked in a crockpot folks. If you need to adjust things it’s not going to make a big difference. Great recipe idea though. I turned my crockpot on high before I put the steaks in and kept it on high until I got the rest of the ingredients in there. Is that ok? Of course it is. It’s a crockpot. Almost impossible to mess up. I’m probably just going to leave it on high and reduce the cooking time
If I decide to wrap my potatoes in foil should I still place a layer of foil between the steak and potatoes?
I would to keep the sauce off of them.
Hi, step 5, is that on the side the potatoes sit on or the side facing the steak? thank you!
The side the potatoes will sit on.
Can a small toaster oven grill grate be used instead of foil? I am a bit leary using foil on top of meat.
I agree with you. I have been trying to eliminate foil from my life. I keep trying to figure out a way to do this without the foil. I used the foil to separate the layers to keep the sauce away from the other layers but a grill grate may work.
I’m not a real fan of steak sauce do you think seasoning and butter will work in place of the sauce
I do think so – maybe like this – https://www.stockpilingmoms.com/2015/07/crockpot-steak-bites/
I have a big croc pot for the steaks but do I still have to foil wrap my potatoes in a separate croc pot? I’m making this for valentine’s day:)
No you don’t have to wrap them in a separate crock pot 🙂
What if I just want to make the steak that’s all in the Crock-Pot I have a small crock pot so I don’t think the potatoes and corn with work can I still follow your recipe
Yes, just do your steak in the slow cooker with the sauce and then do your corn and potatoes separately.
Cooking with slow cooker for six hours on low? Or high?
I am thinking low but wanted to be sure.
At 3/4 thickness on Ribeyes for this recipe, at what temp does the steak come out as? Medium, medium rare? Medium well?
Well but extremely tender.
Can you use frozen steak? Would the time be longer?
Yes, you can. Not really. I would not add time.
Excellent dish – my family loved it!
Do u still have to put foil over the steaks and sauce if u are not putting anything else in the crockpot with it?
No you don’t!
What about the latest info about aluminum foil being bad for us? I have quit using it in my cooking.
I understand. I haven’t been able to come up with a good alternative but I say everything in moderation.
Would the crock pot liner bags work instead of using foil?
I bet it would!
Made this dish last night! Definitely a keeper! The steaks were extremely tender and tasty.
Is there any nutrition facts in this
If you don’t use regular potatoes can you just cook mashed separate but still put the steak and corn in? Would the time remain the same?
Parchment paper works very well under foil. I use it under my foil on everything it also helps keep moisture in I know it is extra but not that expensive and is well worth it it worked out great on this meal
Made this today but used about 5 small sweet potatoes. I didn’t have the steak sauce specified so I mixed some basic seasonings together with water and a few splashes of A1. Cooked to perfection. (on low for 9.5 hours due to work) So easy and the steak and potatoes were easily pierced with a fork. Will definitely make again!
I used A-1 SAUCE!? Did I mess up!? That’s all the steak sauce I had! Ahhh…
That is fine! You can use any brand of steak sauce that you want!
can u cook on high to cut down the time? I meant to put mine in way earlier today and forgot
Yes, you can!
I need 3-4 steaks. Can I still do it the same way?
Can I cut time down to make it medium rare?
Yes but just be sure your veggies are cooked through.
Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. I made it the other night and it turned out really nice and very tasty. I did make one change in its cooking method. I used an oven liner. The ones you can use to bake turkeys. It’s what I had handy instead of the crock pot liners. Clean up was easy since there was only a little bit of water caused by the condensation of steaming in the crock.
I made this and we did like it. BUT the corn picked up the steak flavor which we did not care for. I w i’l lb make it again but I won’t add the corn
Thanks for sharing. Going to try this tonight.
How long should I cook it on low for medium, not well done, steaks??
I would say for 1/2 the time.
Could you use thick pork chops? Hubby is not a steak fan. I know that the s crazy?
This sounds delicious, did you use boneless
rib eye steaks?
I am planning to try pork chops and sweet potatoes cut in half. Do you think the time frame would be the same?
You could use a smaller crockpot and keep the same cook time.
This is such a great idea! I like to marinate my steaks in aMccormick marinade: Montreal steak. Would it make
Sense to marinade and wrap steaks in foil to cook in crockpot and then add a cup of water instead of steak sauce?
I think so! I would just do 1/4 cup water maybe.
This recipe opened my eyes to what is possible with my crockpot. I shared your link in my blog. Hope that is okay.
Yes, thank you so much to linking to us! This is a family and reader favorite.
My husband loved it! Thank you so much!
Amazing recipe that was a major win in our house!