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Slow-Cooked Flank Steak

My slow cooker gets lots of use, especially during the hectic summer months. I can fix this flank steak in the morning and forget about it until dinner. Serve with noodles and a tossed salad. —Michelle Armistead, Keyport, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 flank steak (about 1-1/2 pounds), cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 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

Directions

  • 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 until the meat is tender, 4-5 hours. Slice the meat; serve with onion and pan juices.
Nutrition Facts
3 ounces cooked beef: 199 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 327mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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