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Sundays are usually very busy around my house, and Easter Sunday is no exception. Today’s delicious slow cooker sirloin steak recipe will turn Easter Dinner into an easy and energy-saving affair.
Slow cookers are an excellent energy-saving appliance because the entire dish cooks on your countertop without heating the kitchen up by turning on the oven or using every burner on the stove.
The preparation for this meal is so easy, even your kids can help make it. You can use any cut of meat for this recipe, or even buy a roast and skip cutting the meat into smaller chunks and this will make a fabulous pot roast as well!
I prefer to use prime grade sirloin steak for this recipe because it is extremely budget-friendly, flavorful, and tender. The sirloin cooks in a rich, delicious sauce made using a few different ingredients that flavor the meat perfectly. This makes you feel like you are eating prime rib steak tips without realizing you only spent a few dollars per pound instead of six or seven times that amount!
Saving on your cut of meat comes in handy when feeding a lot of people on holidays like Easter, because buying all the sides and bottles of wine for a fancy family meal can certainly add up.
If your family doesn’t cook with wine, just skip it in the recipe, and the dish will still taste delicious! The flavors in the sauce are rich and decadent with a little hit of acid, as the balsamic vinegar and fresh lemon juice complement the beef stock. And the beef fat rendering from the meat combines with the butter to create a velvety texture.
If you are looking for a unique mashed potato recipe, I also share my recipe for the creamy, lemony butter whipped potatoes you see in the photos.
Enjoy this recipe on Easter Sunday or any night of the week! Just pay close attention to the cooking temperatures and time for this recipe. Use the low heat setting, and let the meat cook all day to achieve the perfect tenderness.
Slow Cooker Sirloin for Easter Dinner
- 3 lb. Prime sirloin steak
- 1 can French onion soup
- 2 c. Beef stock
- ¼ c. Cabernet sauvignon wine
- 3 tbsp. Balsamic vinegar
- ¼ c. Shallots, finely diced
- 2 tbsp. Butter
- 2 tbsp. Lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. Garlic paste
- ½ tsp. Parsley flakes
- ½ tsp. Garlic powder
- ½ tsp. Sea salt
- ½ tsp. Fresh cracked black peppercorns
- 6-7 Fresh thyme sprigs
1) Prepare the sirloin steak by removing any large fat pieces on the edge of the meat and discarding them.
2) Cut the meat into large cubes as shown in photos.
3) Combine the French onion soup, beef stock, wine, vinegar, shallots, lemon juice, garlic paste, paprika, parsley flakes, and garlic powder in a large mixing bowl.
4) Add the meat cubes to the slow cooker and season them with the sea salt and black pepper.
5) Pour the liquid from the bowl over the meat. Lay the thyme sprigs on top of the meat and close the lid. Cook on Low for 8 hours.
6) After the 8 hours has passed, remove the thyme sprigs and discard them.
7) Mix the 2 tablespoons of butter into the liquid, and turn the slow cooker off (or set to Warm).
8) Let the meat sit for at least 15 minutes to the added butter time to integrate into the liquid.
The meat will be extremely tender and moist because of the long, low cooking time. This delicious recipe for sirloin steak tips goes perfectly with classic mashed potatoes, steamed green beans, and dinner rolls to make a delicious Easter dinner this Sunday (or for any Sunday dinner)!
- 3 lb. Golden potatoes, peeled
- 1 large pot of water
- ¼ c. Cream cheese
- ¼ c. Butter
- 1 ½ c. Half-and-half
- 1 tbsp. Sea salt
- 1 tbsp. Garlic powder
- ¼ tbsp. Ground white pepper
- 2 tbsp. Fresh lemon juice
1) Peel the potatoes and then cut them into even-sized pieces (approx. 4-5 pieces per potato).
2) Move the potatoes to a large stock pot, season them with the salt, and then cover them with hot water.
3) Heat the pot over medium-high to high heat. Bring the pot to a boil and have the potatoes cook until fork tender (usually takes around 20 minutes).
4) Turn the heat off and drain the potatoes.
5) Add the potatoes to a large bowl along with the lemon juice, white pepper, garlic powder, half and half, butter, and cream cheese. Use a hand mixer to whip the potatoes with these ingredients and serve.
Happy Easter from Direct Energy!
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Recipe and Images by Stacie Morgan