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Slow Cooker Beef with Pea Pods

tender pieces of melt in your mouth beef with crisp crunchy pea pods.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 236kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds flank steak sliced against the grain and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 onion sliced
  • cup soy sauce *make sure you use gluten free soy sauce if you are gluten free
  • 2 garlic cloves minced or pressed
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger grated
  • ¼ cup honey
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ pound pea pods

Instructions

  • Place cut beef and onion in Crock Pot.
  • Whisk together soy sauce, garlic, ginger, honey, orange zest, lime juice, and sesame oil.
  • Pour sauce on top of beef mixture, stir to coat.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
  • When you have 30 minutes of time left, mix cornstarch with cold water and blend well, add it to the crock pot, stir and cover.
  • When 20 minutes of time is left, add the pea pods and cover the crock pot.
  • When cooking time is finished stir to combine, serve over rice.

Notes

You can use dried ground ginger in place of fresh ginger.
If you don't have a ceramic ginger grater, you can use a box grater on the side labled 'orange zest' or 'chocolate'. You can also use a micro plane
To make this Trim Healthy Mama compliant,
  • Use about half the onions, or skip them and use 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • Use ¼ cup swerve brown, OR 2 tablespoons Truvia or Gentle Sweet
  • Instead of a cornstarch slurry, use Gluccomanan (gluccie in the thm world) to thicken the sauce if desired. 
  • Serve over broccoli slaw instead of rice. You could use a small amount of brown rice for an S helper, or a little more for a crossover.

Nutrition

Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1143mg | Potassium: 510mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 308IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 3mg