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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Slow Cooker Thursday


Italian Round Steak

This looks like a lot of ingredients, but it's really simple - just throw everything in the slow cooker! I made this last week and it was really tasty, and I left out a few ingredients because I didn't have them on hand (mushrooms, green onions, celery).

1.5 lbs boneless beef bottom round steak
2 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 C quartered fresh mushrooms
1/2 C sliced green onions
1 14.5-oz can Italian-style stewed tomatoes
1 C beef broth
1/2 C dry red wine, white wine, or beef broth (I used red cooking wine)
3 Tbsp quick-cooking tapioca
1 Tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 Tsp salt
1/4 Tsp pepper
1 Bay leaf
3 C hot, cooked noodles

1. Trim fat from meat, cut into 1 inch cubes.
2. Transfer beef to slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients except noodles.
3. Cook on low-heat for 9 hrs or high-heat for 4-5. Discard bay leaf. Serve over noodles.

I didn't cut the beef into 1-inch cubes; I just browned it on a skillet first then placed in slow cooker. By the time it's done it's so tender it pulls right apart, so I saved a step of cutting into cubes first.

For more slow-cooker recipes visit Sandra

6 comments:

Beck said...

This sounds soooo good! I am in such a slow-cooker mood today!

Much More Than A Mom said...

Mmmmmm. Thanks, as always!

Larry said...

Meesh I read your blog every day just don't make comments. Grand Dad Larry

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

Have to share this with Spider he would like it!

HUGS!

Miranda said...

That sounds really good, I've never used tapioca though.

Sandra said...

This sounds YUMMY, can't wait to try Michelle :)