Cooking Time:6-7 hours on Low, or 4-5 hours on High
Ingredients4 Beef Tenderloins or other cut of steak, about 2 lbs. in total
2 T. Butter
2 c. Sliced Mushrooms
1 T. Chopped, Fresh Chives
1 T. Minced, Flat-Leaf Parsley
1/2 c. Beef Broth
1 tsp. Salt & Pepper, to taste
1 oz. Brandy, optional
- Heat the butter over medium-high heat in a skillet and sear the steaks for 1 minute on each side.
- Place the steaks in a 4-Quart Slow Cooker.
- Add the mushrooms, chives, parsley on top of the steak.
- Pour broth around the steaks in the slow cooker.
- Cover. Cook on Low for 6 to 7 hours or High for 4 to 5 hours.
- During the last 30 minutes of cooking, add the brandy.
NOTE: Recipe updated in October, 2015. I have found this recipe cooks better if steaks are left whole after searing. This helps prevent the meat from drying out. I usually buy whatever cut of steak is on sale and have used ribeye, sirloin and new york strip in addition to tenderloin (filet).
OPTIONAL: I minced my mushrooms up with a little crumbled bacon before serving! 🙂
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could you please clarify how much meat is called for in this recipe? 4 beef tenderloins is a lot of meat! do you mean 4 lbs?
Sandy, Sorry for the delay, I had some technical difficulties. You just use 4 beef tenderloins that are cut in 1/4 inch slices. I have the butcher cut them for me at the store. Hope this helps and Happy Crocking!
What can I use instead of brandy?
You can use beef broth in place of the brandy! 🙂
I know beef tenderloin is very tender and tastes wonderful on it’s on, it can be a bit pricey where I live. Could you substitute a cheaper cut of meat, such as top round, cut into portion sizes? Adding just a touch of acid like lemon juice or a good vinegar would tenderize the meat along with the slow cooker.
Absolutely Michele, make this recipe your own, and it will still be delicious!
It doesn’t look like the meat is sliced in your picture. Also, for the nutritional value, it would be helpful to know how much meat you used (actual weight). Thanks.
Hi Carrie, this particular piece of steak was a little thinner than I wanted, so I did keep it whole, but I would usually slice it as stated. Happy Crocking!
The picture does not look like that steak is cut into 1/4 inch slices, it looks whole??
It is whole Vickie. This particular piece of steak was a little thinner than I wanted, so I did keep it whole. 🙂
The 1 cup mushrooms, is that after they have been chopped up?
Emily, I actually just held a few out and chopped them to top the steak! We love this recipe! Happy Crocking!
I’m sure this is very tasty – but I can say I’ve had or made Steak Diane that didn’t have Worstershire or lemon.
This recipe looks great. The ingredients are ambiguous. 4 Beef Tenderoins? A Beef Tenderloin weights about 7 pounds. Of course you mean Filet Minon or Tenderloin Slices. How Much do they weigh?
Hello Rod, it doesn’t matter how much they weigh as long as they are 1/4 inch thick. That way they will cook through! Enjoy and Happy Crocking! 🙂
This sounds so good and realize another choice of meat can be substituted as budget allows. Thank you for sharing this. Pinning!!
I have never cooked with steak in a crock pot. I look forward to trying this. Thanks for the share.