Thursday, September 30, 2010

crock pot wednesday: teriyaki beef.

I contemplated doing my crock pot meal on Tuesday or Thursday this week, since I knew I had to lead worship at church tonight. But, everything worked out! I had justenough time between Master's and church to get everyone home and shove some dinner into my mouth!

And what did I make for dinner today? Teriyaki Beef.

Here were my ingredients.

And, of course, the beef. I used London Broil.

Now, as an aside, I NEVER buy pre-prepped/cut/chopped veggies, not when I can buy whole ones and just prep/cut/chop them myself. And these veggies were expensive. But I knew yesterday that I may not feel like doing all of that prep work when I have other things to get done prior to leaving the house for Master's, so I did buy them this time.

I put the London Broil in first, seasoned it with a little bit of cracked black pepper (which I neglected to include in the photo...sorry), then added the entire bottle of Teriyaki sauce, the peppers, and the onions. I decided to use only one can of the pineapple since one can looked like plenty once I had added it. I then filled half of the pineapple can with water and added it to everything. Cooked on low for eight hours.

Actually, it only cooked for five and a half hours, since I turned it off once we got home so that I could eat some. The meat was fork tender. Not as tender as it could be (given that it hadn't cooked the full eight hours) but still sufficiently tender nonetheless. I put some on my plate, along with some spinach salad with Asian Ginger dressing.

I almost forgot to take a picture of the plate (as per one of my reader's suggestion...thank you, Eleana!) I was in such a rush to inhale the food so I could get to church on time, so this totally is not the greatest food picture. But you can see the beef and the salad, so you get the idea.

And, as per another of my reader's suggestion (thank you, Kathy!), I will include the food bill.

teriyaki sauce: $3.50 (yes, pricey, especially for WAL-MART, but it was a large bottle)
meat: $7.29
can of pineapple (only including price of one since I didn't use the other): $1.39
diced peppers: $2.99
diced onions: $2.00

And now, to figure out what will be on the menu for next week's Crock Pot Wednesday.


Dolly said...

Love it! My family would be pretty impressed if I made this for them:)

P.Y.T. said...

This looks and sounds delicious. I've always been interested in crock pot cooking...after reading this recipe it may motivate me to buy one just to try it out.

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Liz said...

Thanks for sharing your crockpot recipe. I'm always looking for new ones. London broil sounds so good right now!
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A Daddy Blog said...

I love crock-pot recipes. My wife has posted some on her blog. It's so efficient to throw the ingredients in and come home to a home-cooked meal. BTW, I'm Michael, author of "A Daddy Blog" at I'm dropping by from Mom Loop. I have discovered so many great new blogs on there and it's nice to find yours. Hope you have a great Friday and weekend!

Unplanned Cooking said...

Crock pot beef - my favorite. Love to turn it in to a stew, too, with some heavy cream + tabasco sauce.

Anonymous said...

I love cooking in my crockpot. I actually have something going in it right now. Thanks for the new recipe idea.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This sounds great! It would be perfect for Sunday dinner. Stopping from Mom Loop!

L. Eleana Johnson said...

I'm so glad you took a picture, this looks sooo good! And your presentation is right out of a restaurant. My husband reminded me that we have a giftcard to Kohl's that I still haven't used. Guess what I'm buying? A crockpot. You've inspired me and made me hungry.

Happy Friday!

Jersey Diva Mom said...

oooh-- just filed this away in my mind for Sunday dinner. THANKS!

urban muser said...

i am intrigued by crock pot cooking, but have never tried. looks good.

Enjoy Country Living said...

Looks great

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katlupe said...

Looks easy to put together. I think I might try it.

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Lis said...

Mmm this looks delicious! I am now obsessed with my crock pot and how easy it is to make meals like this one. One would think that teriyaki beef is difficult to prepare, but the crock pot makes it all very simple. Thanks for linking up your post with Slow Cooker Saturday! :)

Rachel said...

Yummy! Great tip! Always looking for good Crock Pot ideas