Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Here's a pic of our dinner from last night. I found a blog where the author made a New Year's resolution to use her crock pot everyday for a year! Check it out: Crockpot 365 Since I love the crock pot but have fallen off the "crock pot" wagon, I decided to check it out. We made the Mongolian Style Beef and it was yummy! Actually, Dennis liked it so much there weren't any leftovers to have to put away. (And even, better it was easy too!).

Here's the recipe:


* 1 lb beef flank steak, sliced thinly across the grain
* 1 medium white onion or yellow onion, sliced thinly (about 1 cup)
* 1/2 cup light soy sauce or Braggs liquid aminos
* 1/2 cup dry sherry
* 1/2 cup chicken broth
* 1 tablespoon minced garlic
* 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
* 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
* 1 tablespoon ground ginger
* 1/2-1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, to taste
* 1/4 cup cornstarch
* 1 cup cut scallion, in 1 . 5 inch pieces (green onions)
* 1/3 cup fruity white wine


1.Slice the flank steak thinly across the grain - the strips should be 2 to 3 inches long each; set aside.
2.Combine the onion, soy sauce, sherry, broth, garlic, hoisin, brown sugar, ginger, and pepper flakes, then put the mixture into the crock pot.
3.Put the cornstarch in a large Ziploc bag; add the sliced beef and toss well to coat.
4.Add the coated beef into the crock pot, gently pushing it into the liquid to cover; pour the white wine over - do NOT stir.
5. Cook on low for 4 to 5 hours; an hour before you're going to serve, turn the crock pot to high, add the cut scallions, stir, and cook for an additional hour.
6. Stir, and serve over rice or noodles.

Oh, and our grocery store didn't have green onions (I miss Dierbergs) so as you can see they are missing from the picture. But, I don't think they were too missed in the food.

On a side note, our AC is broken. Boo. Luckily we are past the 100 degree weather of the past weekend. The fix it guy is supposed to be here tomorrow at 1. Pray that he may use his God given skills to our advantage and we can chill out in a cool house. I'm getting a little crabby....

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