Being a single gal means I don’t usually have much use for my Crockpot. It’s one of those medium sized ones, so I don’t like cooking a small meal in it just for one person. However, today while hunting for something in my freezer, I realized my meat shelf was full and had 4 freezer burned steaks on it – 4 really good quality freezer burned steaks!
I usually only cook steaks in the summer on the bbq, so these have been in that freezer for quite some time. I was afraid that they were destined for the garbage, but thanks to Google, I decided to give them a chance at second life (weird phrasing considering they are dead meat!) Anyway, I looked up a bunch of recipes but ended up just using a mix of them. This is what I did:
4 frozen freezer burned steaks – 2 with bones, 2 without
4 oz crushed tomatoes
8 oz sliced and whole white mushrooms (I misread the recipe and threw in half of them unsliced)
1 huge white onion (mixture of sliced and diced)
10 oz BBQ sauce – original flavor
a dash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar
I’m pretty lazy, so I just took the steaks and dumped them into the Crockpot without defrosting them first. Then I added the onions and mushrooms. Lastly, I poured on the crushed tomatoes, BBQ sauce, balsamic vinegar and oil. I threw the cover on and set it on HIGH for 5.5 hours.
After about 4 hours, I started to smell the yumminess, so I had hope that this would work……and it did! The meat came out very juicy and tender and completely fell off the bones. If you try this at home, I think you don’t need to add quite as much liquid as I did. There was a lot of juices left in the crockpot.
My only issue with this project is: WHAT THE HECK IS ONE PERSON GOING TO DO WITH 4 STEAKS?! I guess I’ll be transporting a portion to my parents’ house and also perhaps freezing some for later.
Try this method on some Italian bread for a great steak sandwich. Add more veggies for a stew.
SAVE YOUR MEAT!!!!
great, but don’t froze them again! Is unhealthy,stomach pain, to be polite, pretty sure!
But now the meat is cooked! You can freeze cooked food…….but not for as long as I left those steaks in the freezer!!!! 🙂