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A Year of Slow Cooking

Thursday, March 13, 2008

CrockPot Blue Cheese & Steak Roll Ups

Day 73!

Happy Slow Cooking Thursday! Make sure to go visit my buddy Sandra for all the other amazing slow cooking recipes floating around the blogosphere.

I'm worried that the photo up at the top of the page doesn't do justice to this amazing dish. I took about ten, but I am still not the best at figuring out the flash and different functions.

This is good. Very good.
Unless you don't like blue (bleu) cheese. And you're a vegetarian. And from Mars.

So all the Martian blue-cheese hating vegetarians can stop reading.
For the rest of you, this is a scrumptious and (dare I say it) gourmet crockpot meal.

The Ingredients.

--1 1/2 lbs of flat beef (I used round tip)
--1/2 cup red wine
--1/4 cup soy sauce
--2 T Worcestershire sauce
--4 cloves garlic
--package of blue cheese

(for the gluten free people: please read this and this.)

The Directions.
Make marinade out of the wine, soy sauce, worcestershire sauce and garlic. Soak your meat in it overnight.

In the morning, dump everything into the crockpot.

Slice your blue cheese into strips.
One at a time, take the meat out of the marinade mixture and place strips of the cheese all over it.

Roll it up.

Place back into the crockpot, and repeat with the remaining slabs of meat.
Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours. This does not take long to cook.

The Verdict.

ACK! It was so good! I wanted to drink the broth---the flavors were divine together. My parents came over and enjoyed it also.

The kids had plain pasta with butter.

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kay said...

excuse me while i wipe the drool off of the screen......

Stephanie C. said...

Okay, I'm one of those who can't stand bleu cheese. Would another, similar, cheese work? Cause this looks really good.

Alison said...

Hi Stephanie -
I found your site because you linked to the blue cheese article on my website. Your site is hilarious! I have actually been thinking that I need to get a crockpot... maybe this was my reminder. :) I love that you do it gluten-free!

Renee's Reading Corner said...

Sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing.


Amber M. said...

Holy YUMMY! My husband will give me a night out all by myself if I make him this! Thanks!

KrisinTN said...

Wow, this looks fabulous! I love it!

Amie said...

I'm glad it tastes good cuz it looks like Gourmet Poo. ;)

Eleisia said...

Your photo looks yummy! I don't like the flavor of blue cheese. I would make this recipe with a different kind of cheese.

Canadian Saver said...

Oh that looks really really good! I love blue cheese :-)

Betsy said...

Those look so yummy!

Sandra said...

Holy Moly that sounds good.....goodness. Thank you so much for sharing :)

Michelle said...

ohhh my Mum and Dad would love this!!! thanks for sharing.and for the blog visit.. have a great day.

Crockpot Lady said...

thank you, ladies, for all the great comments!

stephanie c., do you like gorgonzola? that would be my second choice.


Ginger said...

Oh man that looks fabulous!

But... would it work with some other sort of cheese? I am not a fan of smelly cheese...

Oh yes, I have added you to my blogroll so more people may know of your wonderful cooking!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Oooooo, steak and blue cheese in a wine sauce... Oh yeah, I gots ta get me some steak!

Cindy said...

omg I am so making that with the creamed spinach this weekend...I'm drooling just reading about it.

Thanks for the tip on GF cooking sauces at Trader Joes, one JUST opened a month ago in our city and I've been trying to figure out whats usable there...we tend to shy away from ready mixed sauces since even when it seems GF hubby has still gotten sick. Do they say GF on the bottle or is it a trial and error thing.

Anonymous said...

You are amazing!!! I thought I was the CP Queen using my CP once -twice a are THE QUEEN!!!

Elissa said...

I love blue cheese! I'm just not sure about all that soy sauce though, or the combination of it with the red wine.


Crockpot Lady said...

ginger, Is gorgonzola too smelly for you? that would be my second choice.

cindy, Trader Joe's has a lot of pre-packaged GF foods. The Lea Perrins Worcestershire sauce is from Safeway, and the La Choy soy sauce is from Safeway.

Trader Joe's has GF frozen pancakes, waffles, peanut butter cookie dough. They have GF pasta, brownie mix and one type of rice bread. They have brown rice tortillas.
Yes, they clearly mark what is GF. They also have a pamphlet with their GF products up at the front desk.


Toni said...

This looks wonderful!I like blue cheese,but hubby is not a fan.I guess you could substitute another cheese though.I am adding your blog to my list of blogs I read.I am very glad I found you!I`ll be back again to read more:)

Kristi said...

Stephanie - is there a way to cook this without the wine? What would you substitute in it's place?

Crockpot Lady said...

Hi kristi!

I am completely making this up---but if I was stuck and didn't have wine, I'd try a juice (grape, cranberry, pomegranate?) with a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar in it for a bit of a bite.

The meat marinates overnight, and then cooks in it throughout the day.

I think juice would work really well this dish. If you try it, let me know!

Dani said...

Oh dear. I need to try this recipe. I also need to lose 5kg. Hmm, not really compatible. I guess I'll make it and go for an extra run this week.

Heather said...

Oh.My. This sounds amazing! This is "company food," as my hubby would say!

Ali said...

Mmmm looks really yummy and I so want to try it - what other cuts of beef could you use? Do you think minute steak would work?

Anonymous said...

Do you think this would work well with Gorgonzola instead of Bleu Cheese? BTW, I just found this blog and I LOVE it! Thank you for all of the fantastic recipes!

shirley said...

just found your blog and love love love it your recipes are wonderful I just don't know what one to try first I have only made corned beef and stew in mine. what a wonderful blog I am sure to bookmark it have an awesome day ;0)

Sarah said...

How well do you think Jarlsberg cheese would work with this?

Crockpot Lady said...

Hi Sarah, I actually just bought Jarlsberg today to make a brocolli and cheese soup!

It's a milder cheese, and more "melty"---but I think it would be delcious.


Anonymous said...

This is the first time I've been to your blog. I am gluten intolerant so I was happy to see that you have many gluten free recipes.
I do have a question soy sauce gluten free? I was told that SOME are but not the La Choy (or whatever brand is in your picture) was not. I could have been told wrong so if it is gluten free, I would LOVE to know. I've been leaving it out of everything.

Crockpot Lady said...

Hi Anon,

You need to of course do your own research, but La Choy does not have wheat in it, the way Kikoman or some of the other popular soy sauces do. It DOES have SOY though, which many people are intolerant to.
Please read all labels yourself, each and every time, and take the time to call manufacturers for clarification.


Pam said...

I saw this yesterday, ran right out and got the steak and cheese. When I got home I saw "marinate overnight"...I couldn't wait, so I just made the rollups (I added roasted red pepper to the cheese) and poured the marinade over them. OMG they were fabulous. I'm usually not a fan of beef in the crockpot, but this is a huge winner!!!

Anonymous said...

someone please tell me how i can get "flat steaks"? maybe i'm just sheltered, but i have never heard of such a thing....


Crockpot Lady said...

yay, Pam!

anon, not sheltered. I hadn't seen them before heading to the store to look for them, either. They were just really thin pieces of meat stacked on top of each other in the meat tray. If your regular grocery store doesn't have thin enough steak that you can roll, you can try to pound out the meat with a mallet.
or, you can go to a butcher.
or, you can use whatever cut of meat you want and just crumble the bleu cheese over the top of the marinated meat.
it will taste good, I promise.


Jen said...

Steph - thanks so much for the response! I am making this tomorrow for my parents and grandma, so will let you know how it comes out. I'm heading to the butcher tonight for the thin steaks... love the butcher! :)


Jen said...

It was a HUGE hit and sooooo easy! I made extra in case people wanted more, but one roll up did it, so we got to eat the leftovers the next day for lunch... just as good the second time! Everyone commented on how it seemed to gourmet, but was so simple. Thanks again - wonderful recipe!! :)


Jen said...

PS: I went to the meat counter at my grocery store, and he ended up suggesting I use "breakfast steaks" which worked very well. :)

Angela said...

So i've never used this kind of beef before. Does it come really thin or did you have to cut it to be really thin?

Liz said...

You say in your directions to throw everything from the marinade into the croc is this true? Just wanting tomake sure I understand it right.

Stephanie O'Dea said...

Hi Liz,
yes! The marinade ends up being your cooking liquid.

Sarah said...

This is soooo good, I have made it twice already. My husband doesn't like blue cheese so I used goat cheese instead.... still amazing!!!

Nikki said...

I overcooked this big time, and it was STILL the best lunch I ever took to work. I love me some Maytag Blue!

jessica said...

not really knowledgable about wines. cant read label of the wine in the picture. could you please clarify the name of the wine you used?

Stephanie O'Dea said...

Hi Jessica,
I believe the wine shown was a shiraz---you can use any zinfandel, pinot, cabernet, or merlot. Get what's on sale!

Mary said...

<3 for spelling it "blue" rather than "bleu."

sjuner said...

Love this recipe. I added a little cumin to the meat. Was not able to get to the market, so I used Philadelphia Cream cheese mixed with El Salvadorian Farmer's Dry crumble cheese (pungent taste) and rolled up, came out delicious. Also topped with grilled onions.

Asha Paul said...

My fiance eats almost everything under the sun but bleu cheese.... I'm going to use some provolone and add spinach. Will report back and let you know how it turns out!

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