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Bob (WI)    Posted 10-02-2001 at 16:39:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I got some frozen steaks and I for one don't much care for the taste of this particular batch of beef, what I want to know is I'm planning on cubeing these steaks and throwing them in the slow cooker with some taters, onions, carrots, corn and my favorite seasonings but don't know what to use for the juice, water with beef bouillon cubes disolved in it or is there some thing better to use?? also heard to use t'mater juice or V8 and water at about a 50/50 mix, any suggestions or secrete recipes will be greatly appreciated, also if any one has any good recipes for ground beef (from the same batch of beef as the steaks) that don't need alot of special ingredients I sure would like to hear from you.

brian    Posted 10-04-2001 at 09:31:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
bob, dump a can of beer and some garlic & onions green peppers and a little bit of olive oil and cook er up that way. tastes great, MORE filling.

Murphy    Posted 10-03-2001 at 12:33:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Something you all might want to try some time is Montreal Steak Seasoning. It'll take the place of the salt, pepper and garlic plus it ads a few other spices. Go slow on it at first especially if you use it as a rub and let the steaks sit int he fridge overnight. The red pepper in the seasoning can get pretty active if given enough time.

Burrhead    Posted 10-02-2001 at 19:09:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
I aint a real cook but I don't use any water except what stays with the meat when I rinse it.

I use a dutch oven in a gas stove. I never used a slow cooker or crock pot so maybe there the same.

I use about 1/2 of a small bottle of Italian dressing and sprinkle a teaspoon or so of salt, just a pinch or so of dry onion and a smidge of garlic salt for pot licker.

Then run it in the oven at 350 for 1 hour and then drop to 250 til tender in about another 2 hours. The last hour I add my taters, carrots, onions and sometimes some chopped up green bell pepper.

By the time the time the meat is ready for the taters and carrots there will be a good creamy and slightly spicy sop.

I guess it would work in a slow cooker the same.

Lipton's onion soup mix blended dry into hamburger will take out a gamey taste or that funky freezer taste.

Ole Cuss    Posted 10-03-2001 at 03:07:01       [Reply]  [No Email]

I use slow cookers a lot. You need to add a liquid to keep things from drying out and to impart tenderness; certain liquids add flavor, too. The amount varies with how much you've got in the cooker. You can use a cup or two of plain water and it will work fine. A little added flavor comes from using beef or chicken broth (either canned or made from bouillon in water), wine, beer, juice from canned vegetables, barbecue sauce, salad dressing, etc.

Burrhead    Posted 10-03-2001 at 15:11:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I never gave in and got one. Can you set them things in degrees or just low, med and high??

It would be alots cooler in the summer around here to use one.

Bob (WI)    Posted 10-03-2001 at 16:00:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
My slow cooker has 4 settings, the book you get with them should tell you the temp. range of each setting I know mine did now if I could only find it.

Ole Cuss    Posted 10-03-2001 at 16:39:13       [Reply]  [No Email]

My slow cooker is a West Bend, oblong metal pot with a glass lid. You can dial 1-8 (I think 8 is highest) for temp, but I put it on 2-1/2 (halfway betwixt 2 and 3) for everything I cook, casseroles, chili, stews, etc. (The manual gives approximations of temps for each number setting but since I don't use but the one setting, I don't know how high or low it goes without doing research).It's an excellent brand of cooker.

Burrhead    Posted 10-03-2001 at 18:56:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
well now they may be simple enuff I can use one too then.

Bob (WI)    Posted 10-03-2001 at 19:39:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can tell you this much I never heard of anyone burning anything they cooked in it unless they forgot to make sure there was liquid in it
but on the other hand I have had some nasty things come out of one that I wouldn't feed a dog

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