Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ginger Beef in the Crock Pot

If you don't like ginger - don't bother reading anymore. If you do like ginger (like our family), you're going to love this.

A note about the ginger ale - make sure it's a strong ginger ale or ginger beer. One of those individually bottled, handcrafted types. Schweppes, as much as I love it, won't cut it. I initially got this particular brand of ginger ale because I was having a lot of pregnancy related nausea and wanted something with more ginger. I took a few sips, and declared it way too strong for my poor, weakling taste buds that also can't handle medium salsa. So the other bottles sat, lonesome, in the fridge until I had an idea, and it became Ginger Beef. The cooking and combination with everything else mellowed the ginger to perfection.

Ginger Beef

1 large cut of beef or equivalent (I used two 1.5lb cuts)
1 bottle strong ginger ale
1/3 cup or 8 packets soy sauce
1 tsp minced garlic

Place the beef (frozen is fine) in crock pot. Pour ginger ale and soy sauce on top, sprinkle with garlic. Cook for 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high. Shred beef and stir with juices. Serve over rice.

This goes together really quickly. I put it together (minus rice) before going to work, including taking pictures, in less than five minutes.

1 comment:

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I am SOOO going to try this. I am always looking for a good crockpot recipe and we LOVE ginger. I only drink Vernor's and that is pretty strong..they do make a ginger beer I will pick up a bottle of that instead. YUM...I'll let you know how it turns week... Hugs-Diana