Steak San Morco
Aug. 12, 2013 3:56 pm
Updated: Aug. 15, 2013 3:20 am
Steak San Morco - sounds really fancy to me. It's not - but it is absolutely delicious! And... best of all - I threw it in the crock pot this morning and headed out the door to work.
I've been making this recipe for years. It started out as a go-to recipe for all the venison I had in my freezer. Then one day Jon said he was hungry for "that crock pot meal" but I was out of venison. I had a nice chunk of beef in the freezer so I used that.
As a kid I hated crock pot meals. Gross. That one word summed up whatever was going to come out of the crock pot, in my opinion. I was young and naïve back then. I didn't like anything; I was the pickiest eater around. Then I grew up. I started trying
new foods and found that most everything is pretty good. Then I had kids and discovered how convenient the crock pot really is! As a full-time working mother of two very active kids the crock pot became my savior! I could throw a bunch of ingredients into
the crock pot, leave a note for hubby to turn it on Low as he went out the door and at dinner time we had a hot, healthy meal. I found there's nothing better than to walk in the door and smell dinner ready for the table! Lucky for me, my kids didn't think
everything that came out of the crock pot was gross. We ate at least one crock pot meal a week; sometimes two or three.
Then, the kids grew up and we became empty nesters. I discovered AllRecipes. I had plenty of time to cook a meal from scratch on a week night. My crock pot rarely saw the light of day. We were lucky to get one crock pot meal a month.
Sunday while digging around in the freezer looking for sausage links, I found a roast. On a whim I pulled it out and brought it upstairs, thinking I could make it into something for dinner. After breakfast I went on the computer to check e-mails and saw I
had a reply from my good (probably best) friend. She was able to stop over after work on Monday for a visit. We hadn't had a good gossip session for several weeks and were way over-due. My wheels were turning - if Tawnia was coming over I knew we'd sit
on the deck and sip iced tea and chat until after 5:00; not leaving much time for dinner preparation. The crock pot was going to save the day for me! Steak San Morco was on our Monday night dinner menu!
I got up 15 minutes early to get it all prepared. First I cut my 2# roast into chunks and put them in the crock pot. Then I mixed together a packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix with two Tablespoons of olive oil, two Tablespoons of red wine vinegar, a can of diced
tomatoes, 1 tsp. dried oregano and garlic powder to taste. I poured that over the beef. Then I left a note for Jon to turn the crock pot on Low before he left for work.
When I got home at 3:15, Tawnia had pulled in just ahead of me. As I opened the door and we stepped inside, she inhaled and said "Oh! You have dinner already put together! I wish I had thought of doing that!" The house smelled heavenly! I pity the dog and
cats - they had to sit there smelling that wonderful smell wafting through the house all day. A pretty tasty Monday night dinner if I say so myself!