This Slow Cooker Steak, Potatoes, and Corn recipe is perfect for a simple and easy dinner made in one pot! Packed with succulent sirloin steak, vibrant veggies, and a blend of savory spices, combine these fresh ingredients in your slow cooker and let it cook perfectly.
The slow cooker is a busy family's best friend for making one-pot meals, especially when it involves steak and potatoes! This recipe is truly the best because it combines three ingredients that are generally cooked separately into one pot with little effort. The steak cooks slowly with the rest of the ingredients with a seasoned marinade that binds all the flavors together for a delicious meal.
And it's easy to make! Add chopped-up pieces of sirloin steak and onions into the center of the crock pot. Sandwiched with potatoes on one side and corn on the other. Then, pour the marinade with melted butter and a mix of seasonings over the top and let it cook until everything is tender. In just 6 hours, dinner is served!
Crockpot Steak, potatoes, and corn are one of the easiest meal options for weeknight family dinners when you don't have much time. Pair it with crusty bread or a fresh salad, and you're set. This dish is also perfect for potlucks or picnics and is easy to transport and reheat, so you can make it ahead and enjoy a meal that's packed with satisfying comfort.
🥩Why Make Crock Pot Steak and Potatoes For Dinner?
- This crock pot dinner recipe is a budget-friendly option, using cost-effective ingredients to create a satisfying meal without breaking the bank.
- Everything cooks in one pot, making preparation and cleanup a breeze - perfect for busy weeknights or when you don't want the hassle of multiple dishes.
- The combination of tender steak, flavorful potatoes, and corn creates a fulfilling and balanced meal, ensuring everyone at the table is happy and full.
- Sirloin Steak - The dish's star, sirloin steak, cut into bite-sized pieces, adds a meaty flavor and tender texture, making the meal hearty and satisfying.
- Garlic and Onion - These aromatic ingredients enhance the flavor profile, adding depth and a subtle spice that complements the steak well.
- Petite Red Potatoes - These small potatoes cook evenly in the slow cooker, absorbing the flavors around them while adding a comforting, starchy element.
- Frozen Corn - Adds a sweet crunch and a pop of color, balancing the savory notes of the steak and potatoes and adding variety in texture.
- Worcestershire sauce - This sauce adds a rich umami flavor to the beef and gravy, enhancing the overall savory taste of the dish.
- Seasonings (black pepper, salt, paprika, onion powder, coriander, mustard powder, rosemary, red pepper flakes) - This savory blend of spices creates a rich blend of flavors, from the warmth of paprika to the heat of red pepper flakes, enhancing the dish's overall taste and making it more complex.
🔪How To Make Crock Pot Steak and Potatoes with Corn
Prepare the meat and vegetables: Chop the sirloin into bite-sized pieces. Then, quarter the potatoes and cut the corn in half if needed. Dice the onion.
Arrange the dish: Add the potatoes to one side of the slow cooker or a 6-quart slow cooker, then add corn to the other side. Toss the steak and diced onions together, then add them into the middle between the corn and potatoes.
Mix the marinade: To a small mixing bowl, add the butter, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, paprika, salt, onion powder, coriander, mustard powder, rosemary, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined and pour over steak, potatoes, and corn evenly.
Cover and cook: Add the lid to the top and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours or until the meat is cooked and the potatoes are fork-tender. Serve hot. Enjoy!
- Cut the sirloin steak into even, bite-sized pieces to ensure they cook uniformly and are easy to eat.
- If you have time, sauté the garlic and onion before adding them to the slow cooker to bring out their flavors and add a caramelized note to the dish.
- Wash the petite red potatoes thoroughly and leave the skins on for added texture and nutrients.
- Mix the marinade in a separate bowl before adding them to ensure they are evenly distributed throughout the dish.
- Check the steak's doneness with a meat thermometer to ensure it reaches a safe internal temperature of 165F.
- Let the dish rest for a few minutes after cooking before serving, allowing the steak to retain its juices.
- Garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or chives before serving for a burst of color and freshness.
- Swap sirloin for chuck roast or beef stew meat for a more budget-friendly option that becomes equally tender in the slow cooker.
- Replace the petite red potatoes with sweet potatoes for a sweeter, nutrient-rich twist.
- Add sliced carrots or green beans for extra veggies and a pop of color.
- Use fresh corn on the cob, cut into chunks, instead of frozen for a summer-fresh flavor.
- Add a splash of red wine or beef broth for a more decadent, complex sauce.
- Try smoked paprika instead of regular paprika for a subtle smoky flavor.
- Add a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce for a tangy, umami kick.
- For a spicier dish, increase the amount of red pepper flakes or add diced jalapeños.
- Sprinkle in some grated Parmesan or cheddar cheese in the last 30 minutes of cooking for a cheesy twist.
- Top with sour cream and chopped green onions when serving for a creamy, sharp garnish.
🌡️Storing & Freezing
Storing: To store leftovers, let the dish cool to room temperature and then transfer it into an airtight container. It can be refrigerated for up to 3-4 days. When reheating, add a little water or broth if it seems dry, and warm it thoroughly in the microwave or on the stovetop.
Freezing: Cool the dish entirely and place it in freezer-safe containers or heavy-duty freezer bags. It can be frozen for up to 2-3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.
If you don't have a slow cooker, you can use an oven-safe pot with a lid, like a Dutch oven. Cook the dish in a preheated oven at 325°F (165°C) for 2-3 hours, or until the meat is tender and the vegetables are cooked.
Yes, you can put raw steak directly in a slow cooker. The slow, low-temperature cooking process will safely cook the steak through, making it tender and flavorful over several hours.
To prevent potatoes from overcooking in a slow cooker, cut them into larger pieces, which will cook more slowly than smaller ones. If you like potatoes that are a bit more firm, place them in the slow cooker during the last 90 minutes of cooking.
Slow Cooker Steak, Potatoes, and Corn
- 1½ lbs sirloin steak (cut into bite-sized pieces)
- 1 cup yellow onion (diced)
- 1 lb petite red potatoes (quartered)
- 4 pieces corn on the cob (cut in half)
- ½ cup butter (melted)
- 3 tsp garlic (minced)
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp paprika
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp coriander
- ½ tsp mustard powder
- ½ tsp dried Rosemary
- ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
- Add the potatoes to one side of the slow cooker or a 6-quart slow cooker.
- Add corn to the other side of the slow cooker.
- Mix the steak and onions together and place them in the center of the slow cooker.
- Add butter, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, paprika, salt, onion powder, coriander, mustard powder, rosemary, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl. Whisk until well combined and pour over steak, potatoes, and corn.
- Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours.
- Serve while hot, and enjoy!
*All nutrition information provided is automatically calculated and is an estimate and will vary based on ingredients, brands, and changes in cooking methods listed in the recipe. If you need exact numbers on your ingredients, I would recommend calculating them with your prefered nutrition calculator.