Learn how to cook flank steak in your crockpot for easy dinners during the week. Slow cooker flank steak is an easy recipe that you can serve in various ways – use it to make sandwiches, pile it on rice, add your favorites vegetables as a side, or use it to makes steak salad or even fajitas.
For easy weeknight dinners, I love the slow cooker. There’s nothing better than prepping some ingredients, leaving them to cook all day, and having dinner ready at night without any work.
This crockpot flank steak is one of my favorites. It’s a really easy way to cook this cut of beef, and you can use it to make all kinds of dinners.
Easy Flank Steak in the Crockpot
Flank steak is a flavorful cut of beef that is very lean. Because of this, it’s pretty tough, but slow cooking it in the crockpot breaks down all of the tough fibers, so it’s tender.
For this recipe, it’s seasoned in some pantry seasonings and then simmered in beer and beef stock. The meat takes on all of those flavors, so it’s really delicious when it’s done. The flavors also pair with lots of other ingredients, so there are countless ways you can serve the flank steak.
This is an easy slow cooker recipe that you can prep early in the day and then leave until it’s ready. Plus, the leftovers keep well for three to four days in the refrigerator, so it’s great for meal prep, too.
- Flank steak
- Dried rosemary
- Onion powder
- Garlic salt or garlic powder
- Beef stock
- Beer – I like to use a light-style beer
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
How to Cook Flank Steak in a Crock Pot
Combine the seasonings in a small bowl, and then rub the mixture all over the flank steak.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the steak for two minutes and then flip it over and sear it on the other side for two minutes.
Place the steak in the crockpot and add the beef stock and beer. Secure the lid and cook the flank steak on low for five to six hours or until the beef is tender and shreds easily.
Shred the beef before serving.
How to Serve Shredded Flank Steak
- Cook some peppers and onions in a skillet and serve them with the steak and tortillas for easy beef fajitas.
- Pile the meat in sliced rolls and top with cheese for delicious steak sandwiches.
- Top cooked rice with the steak and add some vegetables like zucchini, mushrooms, and peppers.
- Use it to make a delicious steak salad with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese, and your favorite dressing.
I love this recipe because you can experiment with different seasonings to create different flavors – try other dried herbs, spices, or even adding some soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, or BBQ sauce to switch things up.
I like flank steak recipes because it’s a lean protein, and it’s usually easy to prepare. This slow cooker flank steak is really easy to make, and so we make it pretty frequently. Give it a try, and let me know what you think! Enjoy!
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Crockpot Flank Steak Recipe
- 1 pound flank steak trimmed
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon sage
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt or garlic powder
- ¼ cup beef stock
- 1 cup beer light beer works good
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a small bowl combine the rosemary, sage, onion powder, garlic salt, salt and pepper. Rub onto both sides of the flank steak.
- Add olive oil to a large skillet and pre-heat to medium high heat. Sear the flank steak on both sides for about 2 minutes per side.
- Put flank steak into the crockpot and then add the beer and beef stock. Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Check to see if it is easily shredded and is still a little pink in the middle.
- Serve with your favorite vegetables.
- Roasted red peppers, onions, corn and zucchini go well with this dish and you can get some good tortillas and turn it into fajita night.
- The leftovers are great for a steak sandwich with melted cheese on top.
- You can use many different flavor profiles to rub on the meat. Go with an Asian influence to add a totally different flavor
The slow cooker is perfect for easy weeknight dinners and this Crockpot Flank Steak should be added to your rotation! It’s lean, yet so flavorful and can be used so many different ways.
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