Saturday, November 28, 2009

Crock Pot Asian Beef with Mandarin Oranges

BEST Crock Pot meal EVER!! So tasty, and so easy...instread of browning the meat & pre-cooking veggies, I just threw everything in the Crock Pot and cooked on low for approx 9 hours. I bought the already sliced beef for stir-fry at Kroger & threw that in first and then followed with the veggies & it turned out fantastic!!! LOVE the Crock Pot, so easy! I got this recipe from my friend Amy, who got it on definitely need to make this one, perfect for the winter too!

Hands-On Time: 25 minutes
Ready In: 10 hours (LOW) or 5 to 6 hours (HIGH)
Yield: 6 servings

~2 tablespoons vegetable oil (I omitted)
~2 pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into 1⁄2-inch strips (I used stir-fry beef already pre-cut)
~1 small onion, thinly sliced
~1⁄3 cup soy sauce (I used light)
~1⁄4 teaspoon salt
~2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger (I used fresh jar kind)
~1 small green bell pepper, sliced
~1 package (about 3 ounces) shiitake mushrooms, sliced (I omitted)
~1 head bok choy, cleaned and chopped (I omitted)
~1 can (5 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
~2 tablespoons corn starch (I used a little more to make sauce thick)
~1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained and syrup reserved
~2 cups beef broth
~6 cups steamed rice (I used Basmati Rice & subbed a cup of water for Beef Stock)

Heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add beef, in batches if necessary, and cook, turning to brown all sides. Transfer beef to 4 1⁄2-quart CROCK-POT® slow cooker as it is browned. (I omitted this step & just coated bottom of crock pot with cooking spray & threw the uncooked meat in)

Add onion to same skillet. Stir over medium heat until softened. Add next soy sauce, salt, ginger, green pepper, mushrooms, bok choy and water chestnuts and cook until bok choy is wilted, about 5 minutes. Spoon mixture over beef. (I just threw all of this on top of the uncooked beef in Crock Pot).

Whisk together corn starch and reserved mandarin orange syrup in medium bowl. Stir in beef broth and pour over ingredients in CROCK-POT® slow cooker. (Again, added this as the last step alltogether)

Cover and cook on LOW 10 hours or on HIGH 5 to 6 hours or until beef is tender.
Stir in mandarin oranges. Spoon steamed rice into shallow serving bowl and spoon beef over rice.

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