Monday, July 28, 2008

Pepper Steak

This recipe comes from the best book for budget friendly, not so figure friendly but beginner's guide to cooking cookbook "Where's Mom Now That I Need Her". I started out with the intention of following the recipe to a t, Pork Chops & Rice. However after defrosting 2 sets of wild pork chops (again my great hubby) I realized they had been in the freezer too long and had severe freezer burn so scratch that. Quickly found some round steak (venison thanks to the hubby) in the freezer and made a quick change to the recipe. I had only bought 1 green bell pepper so it was going to be a variation on traditional pepper steak.

Crockpot Pepper Steak & Rice

  • 1 lb of round steak
  • 2 tbsp of chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp of white or yellow onion
  • 1 can of stewed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp of cooking oil (I use EVOO)
  • 1 cup of rice (I used brown)
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • salt & pepper to taste

Set crockpot to low, either 8 or 10 hours depending your time needs

  1. Take steak and place between 2 sheets of ceran wrap and pound vigerously until meat is very thin. Doesn't that feel good, go on get all your frustrations out. Dang dog, dang husband, stupid clothes that don't fit anymore! Omit this step if your meat has already been prepared this way, though I'd suggest doing it yourself since its lots of fun.
  2. Mix flour, salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Coat steaks in flour and place on bottom of crockpot.
  3. Next chop your onion and bell pepper and add to crockpot.
  4. Add rice and open can of tomatoes pouring on top of rice. Add the evoo and cover.
  5. Occasionally check and stir mixture together.
  6. Once rice has been cooked to your desired texture, plate and serve.

No comments: