Slow-Cooked Flank Steak Recipe

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"My slow cooker gets lots of use, especially during the hectic summer months," notes Michelle Armistead from Keyport, New Jersey. "I can fix this flank steak in the morning and forget about it until dinnertime. I serve it with noodles and a tossed salad."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 flank steak (about 1-1/2 pounds), cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 ounces) equals 199 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 327 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a skillet, brown steak in oil; transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. In the same skillet, saute onion for 1 minute. Gradually add water, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Add remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Pour over the flank steak. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until the meat is tender. Slice the meat; serve with onion and pan juices. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Flank Steak in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 ounces) equals 199 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 327 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Jul. 3, 2014

"This was great, BUT, added a lot to it. Started with sealing the meat with salt, pepper, garlic sale, pepper before cooking, browned. Then added onions, garlic, & browned. Added water, red wine, & light on other seasoning. When put into crock pot, as cooking, added, red pepper flakes, honey, honey bbq sauce, garlic powder, hot paprika seasoning, Cajun seasoning, more salt & pepper as needed, balsamic vinegar, it was over the top delicious, served with scallop potatoes, but with all the sauce left, will do garlic mashed potatoes next time!!"

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Reviewed May. 26, 2013

"Loved this. We're are a family of 7 and did double flank steak portions and it turned out perfect. Nothing leftover!"

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Reviewed Sep. 27, 2011

"I thought I'd add to my previous comments, that I ALWAYS cook two flank steaks at the same time...(Yes stacked in the the same crock-pot). Sometimes I double the spices and onion, sometimes I don't...but BOTH always turn out perfect!"

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Reviewed Feb. 14, 2011

"It was ok.... Seemed to be missing something.. couldnt figure out what it was. Husband said it was spicy.. but missing flavor"

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Reviewed Aug. 9, 2010

"I wanted to add something else to my comment. I did cook the steak for 7 hours and I did find it a bit dry. I then tried 4-5 on high and it was fantastic."

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