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Busy Mom Meals: Slow Cooker Steak with Green Beans

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If you are a Busy Mom like me or even a busy person period, you know how challenging it can be sometimes to not only come up with an answer for the dreaded question “What’s for dinner?” but also to find the time to prepare it!  It can be so easy to get stuck in the rut of making the same recipes over and over, and if you are like me, you want to deliver a variety of satisfying meals to the dinner table without all of the stress and fuss of preparation.

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I have been asked quite a bit about some of my recipes for dinner meals, and so I have decided to add a new feature to TheBusyMom in which I will share some of my favorites. These meals are not only easy to make, but they are also light on the wallet and very delicious!  I hope that you enjoy them, and if you decide to give them a try, be sure to let me know how they turned out for you! 🙂

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So, without further ado, here is the first recipe: Slow Cooker Steak with Green Beans. I have placed it in recipe format for you that your can print out for your convenience, as well as included photos of the step-by-step process.

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Slow Cooker Steak with Green Beans
Recipe Type: Main
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 5 hours 30 mins
Total time: 5 hours 50 mins
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 tbl. flour
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 4-6 eye-of-round steaks
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 8oz. jar sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cup fat-free beef broth (to your liking)
  • 2 tbl. real bacon bits
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. dark corn syrup
  • 1 bag frozen cut green beans
  • cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Brown steaks in large skillet on medium heat using cooking spray
  2. Remove steaks from skillet and set aside–do not drain skillet
  3. Add onion and mushroom to skillet
  4. Cook on med-high heat for 5-7 minutes, using spatulas to mix and chop into smaller pieces
  5. Place broth, flour, pepper, oil, bacon bits, soy sauce, and corn syrup into Slow Cooker and blend well with a spoon or whisk
  6. Add steaks to Slow Cooker, then add onion and mushroom mixture–blend well
  7. Set Slow Cooker to “Low” setting and cook 5-6 hours
  8. In the last hour left of cooking, add the green beans to the Slow Cooker and blend well. Continue cooking until time is complete.
Notes

All of the ingredients can be adjusted to your liking / taste.

You can use your preference of oil type for this recipe.

Eye-of-round steaks are much smaller and thinner than traditional steaks–you will want to predict at least 2-3 steaks per person, depending on your family’s appetite! 🙂

For chopped onion, the easiest option is frozen pre-chopped onion. Ore-Ida is one of a few brands that make them–you can purchase in the frozen vegetables section of the grocery store.

To make cleanup easier, use a Slow Cooker liner. Reynolds Wrap is the brand that I use, and they can be purchased at any grocery store.

Mashed potatoes makes a great accompaniment to this dish, however you can use any side dish you prefer.

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Here’s a snapshot of what you’ll need. All except….

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The bacon bits ~ I forgot to add them to the first photo! 😀

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Brown meat in large skillet as so:

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Next, remove the steaks from the skillet and set aside. Using the same skillet, cook the chopped onion and mushrooms. Be sure that you do not drain the skillet after you remove the meat. Using spatulas, mix and chop the onion and mushrooms into smaller pieces during cooking:

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Blended and chopped onion and mushroom cooking

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After adding and mixing the broth, flour, pepper, oil, bacon, soy sauce, and corn syrup in the Slow Cooker, add the steaks; then the onion and mushroom mixture:

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A shot of the above ingredients in the Slow Cooker

Be sure not to add the green beans just yet–those come later! 🙂

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When the Slow Cooker hits the “1 hour remaining” mark, add the green beans and blend well:


A shot of the green beans in the Slow Cooker

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And voila! 🙂 Here is the finished dish with mashed potatoes:

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Steaks with green beans and mashed potatoes

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Another view:

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Special Notes:

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All of the ingredients can be adjusted to your liking / taste.


You can use your preference of oil type for this recipe.

Eye-of-round steaks are much smaller and thinner than traditional steaks–you will want to predict at least 2-3 steaks per person, depending on your family’s appetite! 🙂

For chopped onion, the easiest option is frozen pre-chopped onion. Ore-Ida is one of a few brands that make them–you can purchase in the frozen vegetables section of the grocery store.

To make cleanup easier, use a Slow Cooker liner. Reynolds Wrap is the brand that I use, and they can be purchased at any grocery store.

Mashed potatoes makes a great accompaniment to this dish, however you can use any side dish you prefer.
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Makeba Giles is a Digital Content Producer and Founder of Faith Health and Home, a digital space with information and resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being to help families live an inspired lifestyle.

faithhealthandhome@yahoo.com

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RetroFlirt

Delish!

MELISASource
Reply to  RetroFlirt

Greetings: Give it a try–you won’t be disappointed! 🙂 ~Thank you so much for commenting!

HNIC
HNIC

Good recipe.

MELISASource
Reply to  HNIC

Greetings: Thank you. ~I appreciate you commenting! 🙂

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