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Shaker-Style Steak Slow Cooked in Clay for Great Texture

April 19, 2017

Shaker-Style Steak Slow Cooked in Clay for Great Texture

Slow cooking with VitaClay: a great way to prepare economical cuts of beef: you won’t believe the tender results! Everybody knows that slow cooking a roast will result in a tender, juicy hunk of meat that can be used in all kinds of dishes: shredded in tacos, eaten over rice or mashed potatoes, or made into a shepherd’s pie.

But did you know that steak can come out great in the slow cooker as well? Actually, it comes out best in clay: there’s just something about clay that brings out the juicy, flavor-filled goodness of steak. It is tender without being mushy: the texture is unbelievable! Try this amazing “shaker-style” steak recipe in VitaClay tonight—you won’t regret it! For perfect steak every time—VitaClay.


  • 2 lb. beef round steak, cut in ¾” slices
  • ½ c ketchup
  • 1/3 c water or broth
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 rib celery, finely chopped
  • ½  green pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 T. all-purpose flour (or tapioca or other starch for gluten-free)
  • ½  c water or broth, additional
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. Brown meat slices in a cast-iron skillet (optional).
  2. Place chopped vegetables in VitaClay pot
  3. Place meat over top of the vegetables and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Combine ketchup, water, and vinegar and pour over meat.
  5. Cover, seal and cook on stew setting for 2 to 3 hours.
  6. Remove meat and pour vegetables and cooking liquid into a saucepan
  7. Return meat to crock pot to keep warm.
  8. Blend 1/2 cup of cold water or broth with 2 tablespoons starch and stir into vegetables.
  9. Cook and stir until thickened.
  10. Transfer meat to serving platter and pour some of the gravy over meat.
  11. Serve remaining gravy with meal.

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