Food for thought is no substitute for the real thing.
I’m in the process of gathering recipes for when I finally get to live with Huzzy again (hopefully VERY soon!). I’m doing a huge hunt
for slow-cooker recipes. First because it’s cheap and second because when I get a job out there, most likely I’ll have to do an hour to
hour-and-a-half commute either into Seattle or Tacoma. When I get home, there’s no way I’ll be up for cooking dinner. And I can’t trust Huzzy to boil an egg without burning it, so it’s up to me (yes, my plan is to teach him to cook… but when you’ve only lived together for seven weeks out of your nearly year long marriage, it’s kinda hard to do that!).
So here is one recipe that I found from Allrecipes.com. It has great reviews (4 1/2 star with 953 reviews!) and I think it something we’d both love. I think I’d add some red Bell peppers to it to make it a bit more colorful. Maybe some yellow Bells as well.
Oh, and I love how Allrecipes.com lets you change the serving portion so you can adjust the recipe. That’s awesome!
Slow Cooker Pepper Steak
- 2 pounds beef sirloin, cut into 2 inch strips
- garlic powder to taste
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cube beef bouillon
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2 large green bell peppers, roughly chopped
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, with liquid
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Sprinkle strips of sirloin with garlic powder to taste. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the vegetable oil and brown the seasoned beef strips. Transfer to a slow cooker.
- Mix bouillon cube with hot water until dissolved, then mix in cornstarch until dissolved. Pour into the slow cooker with meat. Stir in onion, green peppers, stewed tomatoes, soy sauce, sugar, and salt.
- Cover, and cook on High for 3 to 4 hours, or on Low for 6 to 8 hours.
I found that many of the reviewers said they would buy the pre-sliced beef stir fry strips. I might have to do that if it’s not too much more expensive. Also, like I said, I’d add some other color peppers in there for looks.
Do you have any favorite slow-cooker recipes?