Slow Cooker Beef Fajitas

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Ingredients:

2 pounds sliced beef

1-2 bell peppers, sliced

1 onion, sliced

1 cup salsa

3 tbsp. spice mix

 

Spice mix:

1 tbsp. chili powder

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. salt and pepper

1/2 tsp. oregano, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder

 

 

1.Place ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.  Serve on a tortilla.

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Orange Crispy Beef

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Ingredients:

1  1/2 pounds stir-fry steak, sliced thinly

3 tbsp. soy sauce

6 tbsp. cornstarch

1 medium navel orange, peels grated and juiced

3 tbsp. brown sugar

1 tbsp. rice vinegar

1  1/2 tsp sesame oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. ginger

1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

2 scallions, chopped

oil for frying

 

1.Place the beef in half the soy sauce and toss in cornstarch.  Place on a wire rack over a cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 45 minutes to dry out the moisture in the meat.

2. In a bowl, place the orange zest, orange juice, remaining soy sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes.  Stir well.

3. When the beef is ready, place oil in a deep skillet and heat.  Place the beef strips in the oil and cook for about 5 minutes on each side.  Take out and sit on a paper towel.

3.  In a new saucepan, place the soy sauce mixture and beef, heating to a boil.  Stirring continuously, mix well for about 3 minutes.  Top with scallions if you choose.

 

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

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Ingredients:

1  1/2 pounds steak meat

1/4 cups cornstarch

2 tbsp. olive oil

3 garlic cloves, minced

3/4 cup soy sauce

3/4 cup water

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 cup grated carrots

green onions for garnish

 

 

1.Cut steak into strips, put in a bag and coat with the cornstarch.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the slow cooker, put in the steak strips and stir, coating evenly.

3. Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours.  Serve over rice.

Spinach Feta Meatballs

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Ingredients:

1 lb. of ground turkey or beef

salt and pepper

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp. minced onion flakes

1 egg

3/4 cup of oats or bread crumbs

1 cup of spinach, chopped

3/4 cup of feta cheese, crumbled

 

 

1.Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl.

2. To cook meatballs, I like to form into the meatball shape, fry a bit in a skillet until they are browned, then put them on a baking sheet in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 minutes.

 

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

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Beef Patty Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef or turkey

1 egg yolk

1/4 cup diced onion

1/3 cup panko crumbs

3 tbsp. milk

2 cloves garlic, minced

salt and pepper to taste

 

Sauce:

6 o. mushrooms, sliced

1 onion, diced

2 cups low sodium beef broth

2 packages dry brown gravy mix

2 tbsp. ketchup

1 tsp. mustard

2 tbsp. parsley

2 tbsp. cornstarch

4 tbsp. water

 

 

1.Combine beef patty ingredients and form into 6 patties.  Brown the patties in a pan with olive oil.  In a bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients except the water and cornstarch.

2.In the slow cooker, place the onions and mushrooms at the bottom.  Place the browned meat patties on top.  Pour the liquid on top of the meat patties.

3. Cook on low 5 hours.   Take the patties out of the slow cooker then mix the water and cornstarch in a small cup.  Add the cornstarch mixture to the liquid left in the slow cooker and heat for a few minutes.  Add the meat patties back to the liquid and cook for another 20 minutes.  Serve on potatoes or pasta.

Crock Pot Beef Tips

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Ingredients:

1-3 pounds of stew meat

1 can 7-Up or Sprite

1 package Onion Soup mix

1 package brown gravy mix

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 large package of mushrooms

salt and pepper

 

 

1.Place the 7-up or Sprite, mushroom soup, gravy and onion soup mix in a bowl, stir well.   Place the meat, liquid mixture, spices and mushrooms in a slow cooker, cook on low heat for 7-8 hours.  Serve on top of egg noodles.

Cheeseburger Gnocci

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Ingredients:

1 lb. of ground turkey or beef

1  16 oz. package of potato gnocci

1 tbsp. butter

1 tsp. salt, pepper, smoked paprika, cumin, mustard powder

1 onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, diced

1 can diced tomatoes

1 cup beef broth

1/4 cup milk

1 small package mushrooms, sliced

1/3 cup green onions, diced

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

 

1.Brown the gnocci in the butter in a large skillet for about 3 minutes on each side, take out and set aside.

2. Add the onion and ground meat to the pan and cook completely.  Add the spices, garlic, mushrooms and green onion.  Cook for 5 minutes.

3.  Add the tomatoes, gnocci, broth and milk.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and let sit for 5 more minutes.  Top with cheese and serve once cheese is melted.