Sunday, February 10, 2013

Kicked Up Crock Pot Pepper Steak - Guest Post from Mamma Maria's La Cucina

Personally, I love anything with sauce served over rice!  How can it be bad?!  LOL  This Pepper Steak from Mamma Maria's La Cucina looks scrumptious!  When you give it a try, come back and tell me how great it tasted!!!! And go give her facebook page a "like" and let her know I sent you!!!! ;)

A little bit about Mamma Maria......At the age of 10, Maria began cooking with her father and quickly developed a love for it!  She enjoys mix-matching different spices and ingredients in different combinations to make unique tastes. Maria is a work at home mommy who LOVES to cook!  Lucky for us, Mamma Maria has agreed to share several of her slow cooker recipes with us over the next few months!  I'm excited to share the first one with you!

1 1/2 lbs sirloin steak, sliced very thin 
1/2 each of red, yellow & green bell peppers, sliced into julienne type strips * see photo 
2 medium onions, sliced in half then made into smaller slices * see photo 
1 8oz package of mushrooms, sliced 
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
salt pepper & garlic powder to taste to season the beef, not alot as you will be adding more 
1 teaspoon oil to coat beef
1 can or jar turkey gravy ( yup i said turkey ) 
1 beef bouillon cube
1 heaping teaspoon szechuan chili paste 
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/2 cup tomato sauce or spaghetti sauce

Directions :

Turn your crock on for 8 hours on low ..... 
Slice your beef and set aside then chop the garlic, in a bowl mix the beef, oil, garlic powder s&p and set aside. 

Continue with cutting your vegetables. Once done with that, the crock will be slightly warm and add the beef into crock pot. Add the remaining vegetables, then seasonings and gravy & tomato sauce.

Mix well and cover and cook for 8 hours on low.

Serve with steamed rice * my suggestion for a side 

It has a very nice kick to it, so if you are feeding young children I suggest not adding the szechuan paste, unless they are accustomed to spicy foods. ** you can also add some to your own plate once you have served it up !!! 

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