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Learn how to make Crockpot Steak Recipe that is so tender and budget friendly. Sometimes you are just in the mood for steak but you don’t want to put in the effort or the money.

plate of steak and onion, diced potatoes and green beans.
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This Slow Cooker Steak Recipe is always on our weekly menu. With my large family, I tried to find ways to enjoy steak without breaking our budget. Crock Pot round steak allows me to enjoy steak with this simple ingredient recipe.

You will love this easy slow cooker recipes as it is easy way to cook steak. If you love this recipe, make sure to check out Crock Pot Cube Steak and Gravy Recipe or Crock Pot Swiss Steak Recipe.

Why You Need to Make Steak in Slow Cooker:

Cheap steak recipes do not have to be tough and hard to eat. The steak is loaded with flavor and no one will know that it’s inexpensive round steak.


ingredients for recipe: steak, vinegar, onion, A1, seasoning
  • Round steaks (or any cheap steak )
  • Red wine vinegar (any vinegar would probably do)
  • A-1 Sauce
  • Onion sliced
  • Steak Seasoning

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Variations Ideas:

  • Seasoning – You could also add a little garlic powder, boullion cube, or fresh herbs such as thyme or parsley. It will give this round steak crock pot recipe so much flavor.
  • Change Meat – You could also use top sirloin steak, pot roast or chuck roast instead of round steak. We have even made crock pot steak bites for an easy meal idea.
  • Add Veggies – Slice some Bell peppers and add them in the slow cooker as well. It would even make a delicious stir fry by adding in mushrooms.
  • Sauce Addition – Soy Sauce and Brown Sugar is also a great way to season crock pot steak. Eliminate the A1 sauce, and add these instead. You can also add in Worcestershire Sauce, beef broth or beef stock.
  • Seasoning Packets – I use fresh onions, but you can use a package of onion soup mix, brown gravy mix or au jus gravy mix.

Step by Step Instructions:

  • Step 1 – Prepare slow cooker by spraying with cooking spray.
  • Step 2 – Put the sliced onions in the bottom of the crock pot.
  • Step 3 – Then add the steaks right on top of the onions.
  • Step 4 – Use a small bowl and combine the vinegar and A-1. Whisk this together and pour all over the steaks.
ingredients for recipe: steak, A1, seasoning, onion
  • Step 5 – Sprinkle steak seasoning on the steaks.
steak, onion and seasoning in slow cooker ready to be cooked
  • Step 6 – Let the slow cooker do the work. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. The cooking times will vary depending how thick your steaks are and how full your slow cooker is.
  • Step 7 – While you can cook these on high for reduced time, I suggest cooking on low for longer. Since you are using a cheaper cut of meat, they will be more tender the longer and slower you cook them.
  • Step 8 – Now salt and pepper to taste. Make sure to top each serving with onions. That is our favorite part.

Recipe Tips:

  • Make Gravy – If you want to make a gravy out of the both. Add a little corn starch once finished cooking to thicken it.
  • Browned the Meat – In this recipe, we let the slow cooker do all the work. There is no need to brown the meat before adding it to the crock pot.
  • Combining Ingredients – We recommend combining the sauce together in a small bowl before adding to the slow cooker. This mix sure everything is fully combined.
  • Cooking Time – Cooking time will vary based on your the size of your steak and slow cooker. We do recommend cooking on low.
steak and onion in crock pot

What to Serve with Crock Pot Steak Recipe:

  • Potatoes– You can dice potatoes and make a foil pack on top of the steak in the crock pot. We also like these easy to make microwave potatoes and mashed potatoes.
  • Roasted Green beans – These green beans turn out easy and delicious. You will love the flavor and they can be seasoned many different ways.
  • Salad – My favorite is Caesar Salad.
  • Steamed Broccoli – Steamed broccoli is my go-to side dish with many different recipes.
  • Cauliflower Rice – If you are trying to eat low carb, cauliflower rice is a very good side dish for the keto diet.
steak, potaotes and green beans on a plate

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can you put meat in Slow Cooker without liquid?

The crockpot traps steam while cooking so it is possible to slow cook something without liquid. The steam will provide liquid to keep it all from drying out.

How to Store Leftovers:

Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. The steak will stay fresh for up to 4 days. We like to divide in individual containers for a quick lunch. The steak reheat easily in the microwave.

More Easy Steak Recipes:

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4.94 from 115 votes
This tangy crockpot steak recipe is so easy to make. It makes inexpensive cuts of meat taste delicious just by using your crockpot. Your family will love smothered steak crock pot recipe. Round steak slow cooker recipe is so tender. Crock pot round steak recipes are so easy. It is the best way to cook round steak.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 227


  • 2 lbs Round steaks (or any cheap steak)
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar (any vinegar would probably do)
  • 2 Tablespoons A-1 Sauce
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 tablespoon steak seasoning
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  • Spray the crockpot with non stick spray.
  • Place the sliced onions the bottom.
  • Top with the steaks.
  • In a small bowl wisk together the vinegar and A-1. Pour over steaks.
  • Season with steak seasoning
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Serve with your favorite sides and top with the delicious onions (our favorite part)

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Recipe Notes

Add a little garlic power or toss in a boullion cube for extra flavor. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 227kcal, Carbohydrates 3g, Protein 34g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 95mg, Sodium 170mg, Potassium 574mg, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 30IU, Vitamin C 1.7mg, Calcium 41mg, Iron 3.6mg

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  1. Carrie Barnard says:

    Yes you can.

  2. Brooke says:

    Can you use a higher end steak!?!

  3. Carrie Barnard says:

    Yes that should work great.

  4. Kim says:

    3 stars
    Can I use top round London broil for this recipe?

  5. Dorothy says:

    5 stars
    Thanks. I want to try steaks

  6. Jodi says:

    5 stars
    So yummy this is my second time making it in two weeks.

  7. Jodi says:

    Very yummy taste steak melts in your mouth, this is my second time making it in 2 weeks!

  8. Debbie says:

    What is steak seasoning? Van this be found along with the other spices on the spice aisle of the grocery store?

  9. JC says:

    What brand of steak seasoning do you use ? Also, is it regular or low sodium. This recipe looks amazing and I want to make it soon !

  10. Nicole says:

    I’m just starting this recipe for the first time and I’m looking forward to it! How long do you have the potato packet in with the rest of the recipe? That sounded like a great time saver to me 🙂

  11. Jennifer says:

    5 stars
    This is amazing!!

  12. Edna says:

    If I use the soy sauce and brown sugar instead of A1 sauce, how would I portion the amount of soy sauce and brown sugar to use. Would it still be two table spoons?

  13. Jen says:

    5 stars
    So easy and a great way to have dinner ready for you! I added about 1 t chopped garlic because our family loves garlic. There were no leftovers with my family of 5, it was that good!

  14. Franceen says:

    5 stars
    Love steak cooked in tbe crockpot. Comes out perfect every time. Easy to Shred-it for cook once eat twice meals such as ,steak sandwiches, steak fajitas ,steak wraps….etc. My oldest son doesn’t really care for steak, but will eat it if I make it this way….plus you don’t have to clean a dirty grill afterwards.

  15. Gwen says:

    What can I use instead of wine vinegar?

  16. Wendy says:

    5 stars
    This was great! So easy and very yummy! Leftovers were great also! Will definitely make this again!

  17. Carrie says:

    I get whatever is on sale. Sometimes skirt steak and sirloin steak are a great pice in my area. Thank you!

  18. Meg says:

    Hi Carrie, what are some other inexpensive kinds of steak besides round steak? Thank You!

  19. Carrie says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  20. Rhonda says:

    5 stars
    Made this tonight. Super simple and tastes great. No leftovers unfortunately. Thought I might have some for an omelet tomorrow morning. Will make it again for sure.

  21. Carrie says:

    I’m so glad you loved it!

  22. Kelly Smith says:

    5 stars
    Made just as directed, and it turned out great. The meat just fell apart, and was tender. Will definitely make again.