Crockpot Balsamic Steak with Gorgonzola Alfredo

Fancy meal from your slow cooker? Yes indeed! Crockpot Balsamic Steak with Gorgonzola Alfredo isn’t your everyday meal…so decadent!

Fancy meal from your slow cooker? Yes indeed! Crockpot Balsamic Steak with Gorgonzola Alfredo isn't your everyday meal...so decadent!

This is an extremely  rich dish that we make maybe twice a year.  It is so creamy and who does not love cheese covered pasta?

I have to emphasize that I make almost a double the recipe for the sauce when I make this because we like it  extra saucy.

Crockpot Balsamic Steak with Gorgonzola Alfredo

Serving Size: 6-8 people

Crockpot Balsamic Steak with Gorgonzola Alfredo

Ingredients

    For the Steak
  • 1.5 lb beef top round steak cut into 2" squares
  • 1 c balsalmic vinegar
  • 1/3 c olive oil
  • 2 T honey
  • 1/4 c worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • For the Sauce
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups parmesean cheese
  • 8 oz gorgonzola cheese crumbled (half for sauce half for garnish)
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 6 oz fresh baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 c sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 lb pasta of your choice (I used linguine)

Instructions

    For the Steak
  1. Mix all the ingredients and marinate over night.
  2. Pour all the ingredients into the crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours until steak is tender.
  3. Serve over sauced pasta
  4. If freezing combine all the steak ingredients and freeze in freezer safe bag. DO NOT freeze the pasta portion of this dish.
  5. For the Sauce
  6. Follow instructions for cooking pasta.
  7. Add the butter to the cream cooking bring the cream to a slow boil, frequently stirring.
  8. Slowly add the parmesan cheese until it is melted into the cream.
  9. Add 4 oz of the gorgonzola a little at a time into the Alfredo sauce until it is combined into the sauce.
  10. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and basil, then add the spinach a little at a time, letting it wilt before adding more spinach.
  11. When the pasta is done drain the water and pour the sauce over the pasta tossing it until coated.
  12. Use the rest of the gorgonzola to garnish the pasta as it is served. Spoon the steak and a bit of the sauce on top of pasta.
http://whoneedsacape.com/2013/03/braised-crockpot-balsamic-steak-with-gorgonzola-alfredo/

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Comments

  1. That looks delicious! I need more crockpot recipes.

  2. This sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

  3. This recipe sounds wonderful! Pinning to try soon, and thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  4. Do you freeze the sauce too?

    • I made the Gorgonzola Alfredo fresh. It doesn’t freeze well. I think Heather was using the recipe for the Balsamic Steak more for freezing. It works over potatoes or rice, but can be overpowering if not seasoned well.

    • Froze the sauce (marinade) for the steak – did not freeze any of the pasta parts (including the pasta sauce)

  5. Your notes say you doubled the alfredo recipe. Has the recipe provided already been doubled or do we still need to double (8 cups cream, etc)?

  6. Do you have any other suggestions for the cheese in this recipe? My family is not a fan of gorgonzola cheese but I would really like to try this recipe.

  7. We made this last week and didn’t read through your notes that mention that you doubled the recipe. Most of us loved it. I have four daughters, three of which are 8 and younger and very picky eaters. My 1-year-old kept eating it but making this sour face but would not stop eating eat. It was hilarious. We are going to make it again!!
    We have tried most of the 20 meals recipes and have liked all of them. They have made my evenings much smoother and give me more time to help my daughters with homework and extracurricular activities. Thanks for sharing!

  8. This recipe looks easy and I have never had anything like it. I would love to try it. Thank you for stopping by and linking up your crock-pot recipe at Saturday Dishes.
    I pinned it!
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark
    http://www.recipesforourdailybread.com

  9. Sorry for the bad review, but I Just made this and we (the whole family of 5) did NOT like that balsamic steak! Too bitter, the flavors on the meat are just wrong. Ive made the 20 freezer meals, the chicken dumplings are be far the best. All the other ones are plane, this one is bad! I have the second bag in the freezer that I will offer to a friend with a warning as I hate throwing food in the garbage.

    • I’m sorry you didn’t like it. I don’t consider it a bad review, just the dish doesn’t meld with your palate. I don’t find it too plain at all. Did you serve it over the gorgonzola pasta as recommended or some other way? I don’t have it any other way, but don’t make it too often as it is very rich. We are actually having it for dinner this week!

    • Everyone’s taste are just so different – food is so subjective. I loved this dish – and I had a girl friend that made all of the 20 meals and she said this is her favorite 😉 I agree with Bevin that if you pair it with the pasta (as the recipe calls for) and follow her recipe to a “t” it’s incredibly good.

      Glad that you liked the dumplings!

  10. tabitha bela says:

    I’ve tried two of the 40 meals in 4 hours and so far we like them. I like that it provides the shopping list and I just get what I need. Thanks! Tonight we are trying the balsamic beef one. I don’t know how we will do with the balsamic vinegar but we are trying it and expanding our food experience.

  11. HI There! My family did not like this either – the steak was too vinegary and my daughter didn’t think the flavors blended. I may try to just use a simple alfredo to tone it down a bit. I on the other hand found it pleasing but just a bit too much vinegar.

  12. Courtney says:

    Do I boil the cream and then add the butter or bring them both to a boil at the same time?

  13. Whoa. Talk about a gourmet meal! The flavors compliment each other so well! This recipe was amazing, but it was super rich. Of the 20 crockpot meals, I think this was my favorite, however it’s not one of those meals I could eat twice in the same week just because it’s soooo rich. Thank you for a truly unique and flavorful dinner!

  14. Tried this recipe for the first time tonight, as a part of the 20 Freezer Meals in 2 hours blog post, and we all loved it! Only bad part was eating waaaaaay to much! This is our favorite freezer meal so far!

  15. HELP!! I am making this dish now and Im not sure if I should add the marinade to the pasta sauce? Normally I throw out the marinade…what should I do ladies? thank you

  16. Sorry I missed this. No, I wouldn’t add the marinade to the sauce. I just spooned a little bit extra on top when adding the braised beef.

  17. Actually, I totally messed up the directions, however it was still ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! I was expecting more of a dump recipe, and tossed everything in the slow cooker in a quick effort to get everything done and move on… It wasnt as pretty as the picture, but WOW was it an amazing dish! I’m going to try this again this week and make it according to the directions and see how it turns out. Thanks for this recipe, its a winner!

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