Cook this easy beef shank steak and veggies slow cooker meal for two.  Go to work all day, and come home to the aroma of dinner waiting. 

slow cooker steak
Beef Shank Steak for Two

What is Beef Shank Steak?

The beef shank is the leg part of a steer or heifer and can be too tough to eat if grilled. Sear first then cook in a covered pot on the stove on low. 

Beef shank steaks have a round bone in the middle. The two steaks cooked in the following recipe were small and very thick. The meat was so tender after cooking for nine hours that it fell apart easily with a fork. 


Slow Cooker Beef Shank Steak Meal for Two

A complete meal for two cooked in the slow cooker with Beef Shank Steak

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Total Time 9 hours 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author Angela Horn


  • 3 each Small Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 each Medium to Large Eggplant
  • 2 each Beef Shank Steaks Bone In
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 teaspoons Santa Fe Seasons Six Seasonings or your favorite spices
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick Grill Mates Mesquite


  1. Season steaks, place them in the bottom of the slow cooker.

  2. Pour one cup of water in the bottom of the slow cooker (not over the steaks).

  3.  Cut butter in small chunks.
  4. Wash the sweet potatoes, and cut them into medium-sized chunks with the skin on.

  5. Peel the eggplant, cut into 1/4 inch slices, then cut into fourths.

  6. Place a large piece of foil inside the slow cooker on top of the steaks, making a bowl shape.

  7. Place the eggplant and sweet potato chunks into the foil, season, and place chunks of the butter evenly around.

  8. Seal the foil, put the slow cooker lid on, plug in the slow cooker, and turn it on high.

  9. Cook for 9 hours.

Cooking vegetables in foil inside the slow cooker and on top of the meat is very easy to do.

Season the veggies and put them inside foil, then seal the foil. Cover with the lid and turn the slow cooker on.

slow cooker veggies
Sweet Potatoes & Eggplant in the Slow Cooker

Some of my favorite slow cooker vegetables are:

  • Brussels sprouts
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Irish potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Eggplant
  • Onions

Try a slow cooker steak dinner like mouth-watering beef shank steaks or Ribeyes in the slow cooker. These two steaks are probably my favorite ones.

What to serve with beef shank steaks

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

broccoli and cauliflower salad
Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

Chopped Vegetable Salad

Vegetable Salad
Southwestern Veggie Salad

1 Comment

  1. This looks delicious. I love complete meals from the slow cooker. This one looks great.

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