I generally make #beef #peppersteak in our largest #wok pan. Today though, since I was busy prepping some turkey day food ahead of time (to pop in the freezer for a few days) in order to help me lighten my cooking and baking load a bit before Thanksgiving Day, I instead browned 2 lbs. of #tenderlointips in a mini wok pan with just a bit of #evoo , added some of both #penzeys #roastedgarlic and #toastedonion spices, then put them in a #slowcooker on low heat for four hours, along with lots of whole #garliccloves , a cup of sliced #waterchestnuts , 1/4 cup each of #brownsugar and #whitewine , as well as 1 cup of Bragg brand #liquidaminos . (which is a natural #soysauce alternative that tastes even better than less-healthy soy sauce brands) About a half hour before I planned to serve the pepper steak I used the same mini wok pan to sauté 2 cups sliced #portobellomushrooms, along with 2 cups each of coarsely cut #whiteonion and #tricolorpeppers , (red, yellow and orange #bellpeppers ) in a bit more evoo. This keeps the peppers much crunchier than if you add the veggies to the mix in the #crockpot earlier. At the same time, I browned 1 1/2 cups of #jasminerice in a saucepan with 2 TBSP of #butter , to release the nutty flavor and brown it a bit, added 2 1/4 cups of water, brought it to a boil, then simmered the rice for 15 minutes. About 10 minutes before serving, I added 1/4 cup of #cornstarch to 1/2 cup of cold water, stirred it up and added this to the beef tip mixture in the slow cooker. This thickens the sauce up quickly. I thought that the sauce ended up a little too thick so, before I stirred in the mushrooms, onions and peppers, I added another 1/4 cup of white wine, which thinned it out perfectly. Beef pepper steak is a favorite of all of my family members and even my non-veggie eater, (who ate his sans all the veggies) loved this version just as much as when I prepare it in our large wok pan. Better yet, there are leftovers for at least one of us for tomorrow night’s dinner!
The Hills Of Delafield, Delafield, Wisconsin