Beef Pepper Steak for the Slow Cooker

 Crockpots are our friends.  You can load them up and forget about the responsibilities of dinner.  For working folks – dinner is done when you walk in the door.

This recipe has been around our house for a number of years and got a 4-thumbs up back in the day when we had boarders (a.k.a. kids).

Beef Pepper Steak

Beef Pepper Steak

 

Beef Pepper Steak

 

Beef Pepper Steak for the Slow Cooker
 
Press a crockpot into service and you will come home to the comforting smell of home-cooked dinner -- even when everybody has been at work all day!
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 pound of beef round or sirloin steak
  • Olive oil - a drizzle
  • ¼ cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce (we like Kikkoman)
  • One large onion chopped, more or less (one cup-ish or so)
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped (I use a big heaping scoop of pre-chopped garlic)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cans of diced tomatoes (or 4 baseball size fresh tomatoes if you are lucky enough to have a garden)
  • 3 large green peppers (or any color you prefer or have on hand) - cut in strips
  • Cold water - about ½ cup
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • Brown Rice, cooked
Instructions
  1. Cut the beef into small bite-sized pieces and remove any fat.
  2. Warm a drizzle of olive oil in a skillet and saute the beef strips until they are slightly browned.
  3. Place one can of the diced tomatoes in the crock pot
  4. Spoon in the beef pieces (draining any liquid away)
  5. Place the chopped onions on top of the beef.
  6. Pour the next can of diced tomatoes over the onions.
  7. Mix the soy, garlic, sugar, salt, ginger in a small bowl.
  8. Pour the soy mixture over the diced tomatoes.
  9. Place the pepper strips on top last.
  10. Turn the crockpot on low (for an all day workday) or high (for a faster week-end meal). Cook about 5-9 hours depending on whether you selected high or low heat and the individuality of your own crockpot.
  11. When the mixture has cooked it will be thin and needs thickening
  12. Place about ½ cup of cold water in a cup or dish.
  13. Spoon in a large tablespoon of corn starch into the cold water and stir to blend.
  14. Pour the blended corn starch mixture into the pepper steak mixture and stir well.
  15. Spoon the thickened pepper steak mixture over a serving of brown rice.

Beef Pepper Steak

FREEZE ME:  This freezes well in individual servings for a quick meal later.

HEALTHY – We use olive oil and brown rice to make this recipe a little more nutritious.  You could also decrease the amount of beef steak and increase the quantity of onion and peppers to further reduce calories and the amount of meat.

ECONOMY – already a very wallet-friendly entree.  To further reduce costs, watch for SALES and try your hand at growing  your own peppers and tomatoes.

Peppered delicious…..DebraJ

I did not receive any compensation or free gifts to create this post.  The ideas and opinions are my own.

Beef Diablo

A quick little pot roast in the crockpot is always a hearty and welcome dinner to come on to after a long day at work.  You really can’t go wrong with a nice roast placed inside a crockpot regardless of what you add.  This recipe is a little different than some of the other roasts I have tried.  The ingredients blend together to make a thick paste to cover the top of the roast, and as the roast cooks it permeates the other items in the pot but continues to offer a little protective covering to keep the roast nicely moistened on the top.

BB_Beef Diablo

Peel the potatoes and onions.  Quarter the onions and thickly slice the potatoes (about an inch or so) and place all into the bottom of the crockpot.  Sit the roast on top of the vegetables.  Then mix the ingredients together in a small bowl that will form the paste.  Blend together — it looks a little weird, but give it a try.

Spread the paste mixture over the top of the roast.  Cover and cook in the crockpot using the suggested cooking times in the recipe below, but always keep your particular crockpot’s individuality in mind when you set your timer.  They are like children  – no two of them are exactly alike.

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Once the crockpot has finished cooking, allow the meat to rest for at least 10 minutes then move to a warm platter.  Dip the vegetables out of the crockpot with a slotted spoon and place around the roast.  The potatoes will be slightly golden from the influence of the mustard, but be brave – they taste very good.

Beef Diablo
 
..a little twist to change the basic potroast recipe.
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 4 pounds Beef roast - any variety. Less tender cuts work well.
  • 3 Potatoes, peeled/sliced
  • 1 Onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Flour
  • 1 tablespoons Prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoons Chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
Instructions
  1. Trim all excess fat from roast.
  2. Place potatoes and onion in bottom of crockpot.
  3. Make a smooth paste of flour, mustard, chili sauce, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and sugar.
  4. Spread over top of roast (cut roast in half, if necessary, to fit easily).
  5. Place roast in crockpot on top of potatoes and onions.
  6. Cover and cook on LOW setting for 10 to 12 hours (on HIGH setting for 5 to 6 hours). 4 to 6 servings (about 3 quarts).

 Roasted again………DebraJ

I did not receive any compensation or receive any free gifts to create this post.  The ideas and opinions are my own.