½ pounds Moyer beef chuck or sirloin, cut into large bite-size pieces
low sodium soy sauce
chopped parsley, for garnishAfter cutting meat and while it is still on the cutting board, toss it with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.
1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
beef in single layer (work in 2 batches if needed) to the hot skillet and let cook for approximately 2 minutes, without stirring. Let it cook until it has a nice sear/crust on one side (this will give it a lot of flavor), then continue to cook while stirring until beef is browned all over but not cooked all the way through.
beef to 6-quart slow cooker and top with chopped onions and minced garlic.
the remaining juices left in the skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Whisk in the flour until dissolved. Add in remaining gravy ingredients.
this to a boil then reduce to a simmer until thickened to the consistency of thick gravy. Make sure you let it get thick enough because it will thin out a bit in the slow cooker. Add to slow cooker and stir to combine all ingredients.
on HIGH for 3-4 hours or on LOW for 5-7 hours. Beef is ready when it is melt-in-your-mouth tender. Add additional salt and pepper, if needed.
with fresh, chopped parsley for color. Serve over OR with mashed potatoes, egg noodles or rice. Enjoy!
Then you will LOVE this SlowCooker Pinto Beans andBeef. To get this creamy effect in the slowcooker I take out a cup or more of beans after they are done cooking and put them in a bowl, I mash them up, them stir them back into the rest of the beans, problem solved
SlowCookerBeef Meatballs in Tomato Sauce. It's also the kind of meal that the kids will never fuss over and one that can be made in the slowcooker (not the pasta though – the meatballs and tomato sauce)
Drain the meat and put it into the slowcooker. When tomatoes are done, add them to the slowcooker. I had pasta noodles on hand too, and after the women in the group mixed their zoodles with this rich sauce filled with slow roasted tomatoes, fresh herbs and ground beef, the men chimed in and did the same