Teriyaki Beef with Pineapple
This week has been filled with evening meetings and lots of trips up and down the road from farm to town. It was a week that called for the easiest cooking I could think of. This slow cooker recipe has been here on the blog before, but if you a newer reader, you may not have seen it. Or, maybe you saw it and haven't tried it.
Three ingredients. Slow cooker. It can't get much simpler than this. And it's delicious. We cooked boil-in-the-bag brown rice and had leftover broccoli on the side. Man, it was nice to walk in the door at 7:30 and have supper on the plate within minutes. Daddy-O stirred in the pineapple tidbits shortly before I got home. Teamwork.
In my original post, I stated that I really liked the Archer Farms brand (from Target) of teriyaki sauce. Well, what do you know? My Target no longer stocks this. I think you might find it at another Target. I used a different brand this time--Kikkoman Teriyaki Baste & Glaze. It was just as good. So don't be a teriyaki snob. I think any kind will be fine.
TERYIYAK BEEF with PINEAPPLE
2 lbs. stew beef (my packages had 2-1/2 lb)
15-20 oz. jar Teriyaki sauce (I think this time, my bottle was 12 oz)
20-oz. can pineapple tidbits, drained
Put beef in slow cooker. (I used a 3-1/2 qt. size cooker)
Pour sauce over beef and stir.
Cook on LOW for 7-8 (or 10) hours or HIGH for 5-6 hours.
Add pineapple during last 20-30 minutes of cooking.
I know the recipe says to cook on LOW for 7-8 hours. Mine cooked for 10 hours because that's when I got home. You cannot cook chicken or pork tenderloin in the slow cook forever, but this beef recipe was fine.
Leftovers went into the freezer for a couple of easy single serve meals for Daddy-O during one of those weeks when I am away on grandmother duty. I have frozen this before and it works well.