Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Grandma Lila's Slow-Cooked Pepper Steak

  • 1 1/2-2 lb. round steak
  • 2 T cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 t. sugar
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. pepper
  • 1/4 t. ground ginger
  • 4 tomatoes or 1 can (16 oz)
  • 2 large green peppers, cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup water, cold
  • 1 T cornstarch
  • cooked noodles, rice or potatoes

  1. Cut beef into 3"x1" strips; brown in oil in skillet. Transfer to a slow cooker.
  2. Combine the next seven ingredients; pour over beef.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.
  4. Add tomatoes and green peppers; cook on low for 1 hour longer.
  5. Combine the cold water and cornstarch to make a paste; stir into liquid in slow cooker and cook on high until thickened.
  6. Serve over rice, noodles or potatoes.
makes 6-8 servings

Beef Stew

  • 1 lb. stew meat
  • potatoes
  • baby carrots
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can beef broth

  1. Put stew meat in crockpot.
  2. Chop potatoes into quarters and put in the pot (depending on how many you want).
  3. Chop onion (to your liking) and add to pot.
  4. Add baby carrots to pot.
  5. Mix cream of mushroom soup and beef broth in separate bowl, then pour over the other ingredients in the crockpot.
  6. Cook on low for 8-9 hours.

April Meal Plan

I've gotten behind on posting, so I'm going to post my meal plan for the entire month.

4/1 - Flatbread melts (California Pizza Kitchen)
4/2 - Adobo chicken over rice
4/3 - Beef stew
4/4 - hamburgers, fries, green beans

4/5 - Korean barbecued beef over white rice
4/6 - bourbon chicken w/ leftover rice
4/7 - skillet chicken nuggets and baked potatoes
4/8 - FFY
4/9 - out for Dad's birthday
4/10-citrus marinated chicken and cheddar broccoli rice
4/11-beef stir fry w/ couscous

4/13-chicken tortilla soup
4/14-tacos and Spanish rice
4/16-pasta primavera
4/17-Thai chicken pizza
4/18-Moroccan grilled chicken and rice

4/19-teriyaki chicken and rice
4/20-sweet and sour meatballs over rice
4/21-eggs, bacon and toast
4/22-kung pao chicken over rice
4/24-Creole chicken and rice
4/25-steaks w/garlic butter and parmesan potatoes

4/26-Indian curry and rice
4/27-fiery fettuccine
4/28-beef and chipotle burritos
4/29-Swedish meatballs and egg noodles