Thursday, October 6, 2016

143.6...Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

I have a winner of a recipe to share with you. Get out your slow cooker and make this Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef ASAP. You’ll thank me. Actually, you should thank my friend Kate who shared it with me. I really need to remember to use my slow cooker more often. I love how dinner is magically ready at dinner time! :)

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Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef (Serves 4-6)

Recipe from Tip Hero 

Ingredients:

2 1/2 pound flank steak

1/4 cup cornstarch

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp garlic, minced

1 Tbsp ginger, grated

1/4 tsp. chili flake

3/4 cup soy sauce

3/4 cup water

3/4 cup brown sugar, packed

1 cup carrot, grated

Green onions & sesame seeds for garnish

Directions:

1. Cut flank steak into thin strips, cutting across the grain. Put steak into a ziploc bag with the cornstarch and shake to coat.

2. Add the olive oil, garlic, ginger, chili flake, soy sauce, water and brown sugar to the slow cooker. Stir to combine, add the flank steak. Stir again until completely coated with sauce.

3. Cover with lid and cook on high for 2-3 hours, or low 4-5 hours, or until meat is cooked through and tender. About 30 minutes before done stir in the grated carrots. Serve over rice, garnished with green onions and sesame seeds.

Printable Recipe 

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The store has been out of grapefruit so I had some fruit salad with my poached egg for breakfast on Tuesday. I guess grapefruit season is over. Boo.

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I went to the gym and came home to do laundry. Lunch was a turkey sandwich, peppers and ranch dressing. 

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I took my kids to the orthodontist and my son to basketball practice. Dinner was leftovers from the night before.

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So good!!

Wednesday’s breakfast:

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I took the kids to school, then packed up and off to the airport for a work trip for my husband in Phoenix. We arrived at The Sanctuary Hotel to meet the rest of the group and have lunch. Lunch was a fabulous buffet of several delicious salads. 

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I grabbed a little fruit tart for dessert. 

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I came back to the room and took a nap. It was outstanding.

Dinner was on the lawn and served buffet style. There were several salad choices, I went with the burrata salad. Can’t go wrong with that!

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For dinner I had the sea bass. It was spicy and fabulous. I went back for seconds. 

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After dinner, there was a ping pong tournament where my husband reigned champion! Fun night!

This morning I got up and did something I usually don’t do on vacation. I went to the gym. It was a struggle getting thorough the 30 minute run but I did it. I earned my breakfast at the buffet for sure. 

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Scrambled eggs, wheat toast, lox, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and fruit. Perfection.

Each person on the trip gets to choose from a variety of activities for the day. I picked the cooking and mixology class which I’m off to now. Should be fun! We fly home late tonight after the group dinner. Tomorrow morning is going to be a struggle. :)

Do you workout on vacation? 

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