Slow Cooker Thai Style Beef Stew

by Kristine on February 28, 2011

in Crockpot Convenience, Recipes, Soups & Stews

 

Slow Cooker Thai Style Beef StewYou may have learned from Episode 1 (Thai Noodle Salad), that we love Thai food.  This recipe is so good and so easy!  Only 5 ingredients into the slow cooker, then some crunchy additions after its done.  You’ll love it!

Slow Cooker Thai Style Beef Stew

Makes 9 servings

Ingredients

3.1  pound sirloin beef tip roast *see Note (could also use pork tenderloin or chicken breasts)
1  cup lower sugar teriyaki sauce *see Note
1  cup rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
1  teaspoon crushed red pepper
2  garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp natural peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)

Toppings (for each serving):

2 Tbsp chopped green onions
2 tsp  chopped dry-roasted peanuts
1/4 cup bean sprouts
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro

NOTES:

* A lean cut of beef includes: flank steak, eye of round roast, moose/bison roast.  Could also sub for chicken breast, chicken thigh or lean pork (nutritionals will change).

* I used San J gluten free teriyaki sauce

Directions

Trim fat from beef (if needed). Place the meat, teriyaki sauce, rice vinegar, garlic & crushed pepper into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Remove beef from slow cooker and shred.  It should shred very easily. Add peanut butter to leftover liquid in slow cooker; stir well with whisk. Add beef back into the slow cooker and stir.

Top each serving with green onions, chopped peanuts, bean sprouts & cilantro.

* For no additional calories, serve over tofu shirataki or yam “miracle” noodles (as shown).

Nutrition(serving size: 1/2 cup stew, 2 Tbsp green onions, 2 Tbsp cilantro, 1/4 cup bean sprouts, 2 teaspoons peanuts, and 1 lime wedge)
Calories: 285  Fat:9.5g  Protein:38g  Carbohydrate: 11.8  Sugars: 7g  Fiber:1.5g

Recipe is adapted from Cooking Light

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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