I’m a huge fan of slow cookers. As much as I enjoy cooking, I love the idea of them doing most of the work for me. They are great for weeknight meals, but also recently discovered how awesome they can be on weekends too. I can put everything in the slow cooker and then get on with our weekend plans while dinner is cooking.
Otherwise, we’ll be out running errands (or Christmas shopping like we were this weekend) and are more likely to give into take out when dinner time hits. This Slow Cooker Teriyaki Beef and Vegetables recipe was cooking away at home while we were out and we came home to a hearty home cooked meal. All I had to do was toss the veggies in when I got home and make the rice. I love easy meals like that!
While it’s cooking, the pineapple, soy sauce, dry sherry, garlic and fresh ginger turns into a delicious teriyaki sauce – fragrant and sweet. The vegetables came out perfectly tender-crisp. I made this on Sunday, so we had plenty of leftovers for lunches at the beginning of the week.
Makes 6-8 Servings · Printable Version
- 1-1/2 lb round steak beef or stewing beef cubes, fat trimmed and cut into thin strips
- 2 tbsp cornstarch, divided
- 1 can pineapple pieces with juice
- 1 can sliced water chestnuts, rinsed and drained
- 1/4 cup dry sherry
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tbsp packed brown sugar
- 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
- 1 bell pepper, sliced
- 1/2 medium onion, cut into thin strips
- cooked rice
Cut beef into thin strips and place in the slow cooker.
Toss with 1 tbsp of cornstarch.
Add in pineapple pieces and juice, water chestnuts, soy sauce, dry sherry, brown sugar, ginger and garlic. Stir to combine. Cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours.
30 minutes before beef to to be done, blend water with remaining cornstarch. Stir into the beef mixture.
Add vegetables, cover and continue to cook until vegetables are tender-crisp. Meanwhile cook rice according to the packaging. I like to make it with beef broth instead of water to give it extra flavour.
Serve beef mixture over rice. Enjoy!
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