Cooking my way to happiness with Rachael Ray


Slow-cooker Recipe: Asian Pepper Steak

It’s Monday, March 1st and I have been cooking whatever Rachael Ray makes on her tv talk show since August unless I am in a hospital room.

I ran outside this morning because it looked like it was nice out……it wasn’t.  My iPod quit working half way thru….no one should ever be forced to run without very loud music. Not a good Monday so I hope Rachael is making something great for dinner.  I am getting back to my routine of being a New yorker who lives in Kansas City, by that I mean that I grocery shop everyday to get whatever I need to make dinner that night. 

A slow cooker recipe!  My day is getting better!  Basically brown beef sirloin in a skillet with very hot EVOO. Slice the steak into 1-inch thick strips.  Put the steak in the crock pot and dust with cornstarch mixing it up until the cornstarch is no longer visible. 

Then chop up the onion and 6 peppers of various colors and add to the crock pot.  Grate in 4 cloves of garlic…fabulous.  Then add in tomato sauce, soy sauce, fresh ginger, brown sugar and black pepper to taste. Just throw it all in and cook for 4 to 6 hours.  And when you smell fresh ginger all cares in the world are gone, one of the finest narcotics in the spice world.

Serve over rice, I used whole wheat, and top with cilantro and fresh lime juice.  You are supposed to also top with bean sprouts but I opted not to. 

I would say the kids liked it but not an all time fav.  I thought it was easy and good but not really great.

Still thrilled I didn’t have to come up with what was for dinner…… so in my book it is ALL REALLY GOOD!

Now the questions is who will Jake pick and can she cook? 

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