Friday, December 31, 2010
Recipe Friday: Chinese Pepper Steak
Happy New Year! Anybody doing take out Chinese to ring in the New Year?
Chinese food is one of my favorite cuisines! Here's a healthy and easy recipe for your crock pot from Mabel Hoffman's Crockery Cookery. Hope you enjoy it!
Chinese Pepper Steak
1 1/2 pounds round steak
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 T hoison sauce
1 t sugar
1 tomato, chopped
2 red or green bell peppers, cut in strips
3 T cornstarch
3 T water
1 cup fresh bean sprouts
4 green onions, finely chopped
Trim fat from steak; slice into thin strips. Combine steak, garlic, salt, pepper, soy sauce, hoison sauce and sugar in slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW about 4 hours. Turn control to HIGH. Add tomato and bell peppers. Dissolve cornstarch in water in a small bowl; stir into streak mixture. Cover and cook on HIGH 15-20 minutes or until thickened. Stir in bean sprouts. Sprinkle with onions. Serve with rice. Makes 4-6 servings.
How are you celebrating the New Year tonight? Several years ago, my friend Sheri told me that she and her family spend a quiet evening at home (like mine) and she makes an array hors d'oeuvres for dinner. I loved that idea, and I've been doing it ever since!
Tonight we'll have Swedish meatballs, shrimp, hummus and raw veggies. I also got a frozen pizza for the kids (I'll cut it into little squares) and popcorn chicken. Don't know if we'll stay up until midnight, but we will have had our share of party food!
Tell me about your New Year's Eve! Tweet me @: maria_mckenzie. Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a very Happy New Year!