Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Orange Beef (Slow Cooker)

Simple and easy to prepare the night before, drop in the crock, and have waiting when you return from a long day of work or play,

  • 1 lb sliced lean beef (I used lean sirloin)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (1 large navel orange if fresh or from carton)
  • (If using orange, you can add 1 tsp of zest for extra flavor)
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 onion chopped (green or white onion work fine)
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp ginger (can be omitted for allergy purposes)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • bok choy or broccoli slaw (I use both)
  • brown rice (cooked)
  • *can add 1 tsp crushed red pepper for a kick...I just have to add mine to my plate since I am the only spice lover

  1.  Wash and separate bok choy.
  2. Cut steaks into strips and place in ziploc bag. Place bag in a bowl and fold over top of bag.
  3. Add soy sauce, orange juice & zest, ginger, garlic, and honey into bag. Shake it around. Allow to marinate overnight or if same day cooking at least 2 hours for best taste.
  4. Cut up peppers and onion. Place in another bag.
  5. When ready to cook pour meat, peppers, & onions into slow cooker, stir to mix. On top add bok choy (either whole leaf stalks or chopped).
  6. Cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours (cook times may vary-my crock cooks very fast)
  7. Prior to serving cook rice as directed on packaging.
  8. If using broccoli slaw, saute for 5 mins over medium heat with a splash of water and soy sauce.
  9. Plate it and enjoy!
Wash and separate Bok Choy

Squeeze orange juice into bag
Zest about 1 tsp of orange zest and add to bag
Add in soy sauce and spices (everything but veggies & rice)

Cut up bell peppers (I had to supplement with some frozen ones with the fresh) & dice up onion finely

Bag up veggies in their own bag and at this point you can fridge them overnight then crock pot them or let them marinate for 2 hours then cook

Add both bags into crock pot and mix together

Add bok choy on top of meats & veggie mix

Cover and cook on low

OPTIONAL: if using broccoli slaw cook in sprayed wok or large skillet for 5 mins with 1/4 cup low sodium soy and 1/4 cup water

This is what it looks like when finished (i moved some of the bok choy)

Here it is in all it's deliciousness!!! I served the orange beef with brown rice and broccoli slaw.

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