Saturday, June 23, 2012
Flashback Cookbook: the Crockpot
So this installment of the Flashback Cookbook offers an early recipe for that new-fangled contraption called the crock pot.
Slow-Cook Pepper Steak
1 to 2 pounds beef round or sirloin steak
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 med. onion, cut up
garlic powder or 1 small clove chopped
1 or 2 large green pepper, seeded and cut into strips or chunks
2 C beef broth
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Layer steaks and veggies in the bottom of the crock. Pour on the broth and vinegar. Add seasonings, and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 to 5.
If you want a thick gravy, add a paste made of 3 tbsp. of flour and 3 of water to the both after removing the meat and veggies. Cook gravy on high until thickened.
For retro: serve over white rice, all sticky and fluffy! After all, back in the 1970's, we didn't know it was bad for us.
Bonus blog link: http://www.ehow.com/about_5081557_crockpot-history.html