Check out what I got for my birthday (from a loyal reader who picked up on one of my not-so-subtle hints…):
That’s right…my very own crock pot! Of course, I had to try it out immediately, so I decided to make this pepper steak recipe from MJWAGNER68 on Allrecipes.com. It turned out very well and I would definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a slow cooker recipe.
I didn’t really stray from the recipe, other than to add a few more spices, an extra pepper, and a little more onion than it called for, so I won’t repeat it here. However, I would highly recommend not adding the peppers in until the last hour of cooking (even though the recipe says to add them in with everything else). Mine were way overcooked and I added them in half-way through!
Here’s how I made it. I followed the recipe and browned the beef in a skillet before putting it in the slow cooker. I actually cheated by buying steak that had been pre-sliced, which made this step even easier! Then I added in the other ingredients (except for the peppers). At this point, it looked like this:
I cooked it on low for a total of about 6 hours. When it was about half-way through, I added the peppers and stirred it. As noted above, I would definitely recommend not adding the peppers until the last hour or so…mine were way overcooked.
When finished, it looked like this:
What a delicious (and easy) recipe!
I served it with mashed cauliflower (recipe coming soon!) and it was really good.
Be on the lookout for more crock pot recipes in the coming months! And thank you Matthew for the birthday present :)