Slow-Cooked Beef with Asparagus and Roasted Potatoes

11:12 AM

I’ve been a bit overwhelmed this week trying to prepare for Big Apple Adventure!  I didn’t realize how difficult it would be just to pack.  I’m only leaving for a weekend, but I haven’t had a chance to figure out what in the world I will wear.  The two little ones have kept me busy and away from my wardrobe.  Thankfully I found an easy dish to prepare last night to give me time to focus on my suitcase.  It required little cleaning afterwards.  I prepped before breakfast and threw everything together and in the slow-cooker. 
Man oh man, our house smelled good when we came home for lunch.  I was tempted to sneak some then, but it still had 4 more hours to go.  Pair this beef with asparagus and potatoes!  Yum!
My suitcase is halfway there thanks to this time-saver.

What You Will Need:
1 lb top round steak
What You Already Have:
2 T olive oil, plus more for asparagus and potatoes
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 T molasses
½ C beer
****1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes  (SEE NOTE BELOW)
Garlic salt
Italian Seasoning
¼ tsp salt
Large skillet
Non-stick cooking spray
1)      Heat olive oil of medium-high heat.

2)      Brown steak on both sides.
3)      Place onions on bottom of slow cooker.  Place steak over top.
4)      Pour tomatoes and beer over steak. 

5)      Cook for 9 hours on LOW.
6)      Stir in molasses and salt.  Use forks to shred.  Keep warm to prepare potatoes and asparagus.

7)      Coat potatoes in olive oil, garlic salt and Italian seasoning and bake at 425˚.
8)      Coat asparagus in olive oil and garlic salt .  Cook in large skillet over medium heat until al dente.

9)      Serve.
*****I learned something today about canned tomatoes.  The original recipe called for diced tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic.  Did you know that the sodium level is more than double in those cans?  PETITE DICED has less than DICED too.  Always go for PETITE DICED and add your own herbs.)

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  1. Sounds so good! Ideal for one more rainy day here in New Yawk!

    Have a good one,


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  5. Looks yummy! thanks for the tip on the sodium in can tomatoes. I usually read labels but I do not think I ever compared types of chopped & sizes for difference. a new follower from the window hop. Faythe @ GMT

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