HEALTHY GINGER BEEF

jan-7-2011-006


2 CUPS FINELY CHOPPED ONION

4 CLOVES GARLIC MINCED ( I OPT NOT TO USE GARLIC)

2 TEASPOONS GROUND GINGER

2 TEASPOONS GROUND TURMERIC

2 TEASPOONS CHILI POWDER

2 POUNDS LEAN BONELESS SIRLOIN TIP ROAST ( I USED LONDON BROIL FOR CROCK POT VERSION)

VEGETABLE COOKING SPRAY

2  16-OZ CANNED TOMATOES ( I USE  ONION & GREEN PEPPER AND JALOPENO STYLE)

1 CUP WATER (FOR PAN STYLE)

2 PACKETS LOW SODIUM BEEF BOULION  POWDER

CROCK POT VERSION ( THS COOKING METHOD WILL PRODUCE MUCH MORE BROTH) THIS IS THE VERSION IN THE PHOTO ABOVE

THE NIGHT BEFORE YOU COOK RECIPE,CUT MEAT INTO I/2 INCH CUBES. COMBLINE ONION, GARLIC, GINGER, TURMERIC, CHILI POWDER, AND BEEF BOUILLON POWDER. STIR IN MEAT TO COAT. PLACE MEAT IN PLASTIC CONTAINER AND POUR IN 2 CANS OF CANNED TOMATOES. REFRIGERATE COVERED OVER NIGHT.

THE NEXT MORNING,  SPRAY CROCK POT WITH VEGETABLE COOKING SPRAY. PLACE MEAT MIXTURE IN CROCK POT, COOK ON LOW 8-9 HOURS. SERVE OVER RICE

SAUCE PAN VERSION (I USE AN ELECTRIC FRYING PAN):

CUT MEAT INTO I/2 INCH CUBES. COMBLINE ONION, GARLIC, GINGER, TURMERIC  & CHILI POWDER. STIR IN MEAT TO COAT. PLACE MEAT IN PLASTIC CONTAINER AND  REFRIGERATE COVERED 2-3 HOURS. BROWN MEAT IN LARGE PAN COATED WITH COOKING SPRAY. STIR IN TOMATOES, WATER AND BOUILLON. BRING TO A BOIL AND REDUCE HEAT. SIMMER PARTIALLY COVERED 1 HOUR. UNCOVER AND SIMMER 30 MINUTES OR UNTIL MEAT IS TENDER AND LIQUID IS REDUCED.  SERVE OVER RICE.