“Becoming a vegetarian is a huge missed steak.”

I’ve been looking for a way to prepare a how-did-that-get-in-there top sirloin steak that I found in my freezer.  My main goal was to find an easy way to make the steak come out tasty and tender.

Seems that the incredibly easy recipe for pot roast (see Feb 17 of last year), that always comes out tasty and tender, could also be applied to other cuts of beef.  I considered the top sirloin a candidate for that recipe.  Hope springs eternal!  I also hoped for a day when I’d not have to be on duty checking and tasting.  My wishes were granted.


2 to 3 pounds of top sirloin, cut into thin strips

2 packets brown gravy mix

1 packet au jus mix

2 cups water


Place all the ingredients into the crockpot.

Cook about 5 to 10 hours on low, depending on the temperament of your crockpot.

Serve over mashed potatoes or carb of your choice.


Also, be sure you have  a plethora (vocabulary word of the day) of veggies.  Recent studies are pointing toward a relationship between lower caloric intake and longer life.  Veggies are low in calories so you can have a lot.  Don’t forget a little garlic olive oil on the veggies.  Fat is flavor and also, along with protein, helps you ward off hunger.

My crockpot seems to be on a mission to cook things faster than anticipated.  My top sirloin was tender and tasty in about 5 hours.

OMGoodness.  Peas on the side and maybe some warm flatbread with soft butter.  Gold star for Grandma!

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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