There are a couple of ways to make smothered steak this one is super easy. Requires a minimum of 2 ingredients but you can dress it up. It can be used on venison and beef, this just happens to be venison.
Preheat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute the meat quickly and layer in crock pot.
Saute onion just till it is slightly brown and place in crockpot (optional)
Saute mushrooms just till they get a bit of color on them and place them in the crockpot. Sprinkle garlic over this and sprinkle with pepper as desired.
Pour soup into bowl and add 1-2 cups water for desired gravy thickness, remember you do not lose much water in a crock pot so it is better to have it a bit thick than too thin. Then pour this over the top of all. Cook on low for 6-8 hours till tender. The gravy is fantastic over mashed taters!!