Like her other recipes that I have tried, this one is simple and delicious. I cheated and bought beef already cut into strips rather than cutting my own. And I used fresh pea pods but cooked them for only 5 minutes because I like my veggies crisp and lightly cooked.
Crazygramma notes "I also add mushrooms and bean sprouts in and use low sodium soy sauce and consomme as I found the original recipe too salty for my taste." I didn't find it too salty but I will add the mushrooms and bean sprouts next time. Finally! A crockpot recipe that I actually like. Thanks Crazygramma for another fantastic recipe.
Verdict: Yum! This one's a keeper.
Crockpot Chinese Beef and Pea Pods
(Source: Family Food Favorites )
1 ( 1 to 1 1/2 pound) flank steak
1 (10 1/2 oz) can beef consomme
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1 bunch green onion, sliced
2 tbs. cornstarch
2 tbs. cold water
1 (7 oz) package frozen Chinese peas partially thawed, or fresh ones
Thinly slice flank steak diagonally across the grain. Combine strips in crock-pot with consomme, soy sauce, ginger and onions. cover and cook on low for 5-7 hours.
Turn crockpot to high, stir in cornstarch that has been dissolved in the cold water. Cook on high for 10 minutes.
Drop in pea pods the last 5 minutes, longer if using fresh peas.
Serve over hot rice.
Donate: Campbell soup labels to your local school
Recycle: soup can
Compost: unused portion of green onions, strings from pea pods