One thing that gets me really annoyed and upset is throwing away food. Yes, I know the whole, “there are starving children in Africa” thing, as my mom used to tell me. I suppose I am a bit ashamed to admit that my reasons are not all that altruistic. It really comes down to the fact that I am cheap, and I feel like throwing food in the trash is akin to tossing your dollar bills. So that is where this recipe came from. And I am not ashamed to admit this, because it was really, really good.
I’ve been trying to use up all of the stuff I have stashed in my freezer because it is in serious need of defrosting. And The Hubby had some pasta over the weekend, so we had half a jar of sauce that I didn’t know how I was going to use, but didn’t want it to get nasty and have to chuck it. So I took those two items, an onion from the pantry, and voila!
It definitely isn’t the prettiest meal I have ever made. I actually put this photo up on Instagram as part of the March Foodie Photo Challenge (that day’s category was “protein”), and was pleasantly surprised when someone commented about how delicious it looked.
Well, I don’t know that I think it looked delicious, but it certainly tasted delicious.
The Bug was a little picky, but he tends to be that way with meat. Or anything that requires, you know, chewing, versus use a little mash and swallow. But The Hubby and I both had seconds. And The Bug was all over the Parmesan Polenta I made with it. I will be posting that recipe, and a little idea for any leftovers (once again, not wasting any food). But I am sure this would be great over pasta or potatoes, and maybe even just with some zucchini or eggplant, if you are watching the carbs. The Hubby even had some of the leftovers on a sandwich for lunch later in the week.
And one of the best things about this recipe – just toss everything in the crockpot, and walk away for the day. You’ll come home to the house smelling good, and dinner pretty much ready. And I am definitely not going to be too prescriptive with amounts in this recipe – just get the size piece of meat you need, dump in whatever jarred or homemade sauce you have, and you are good to go.
How do you like to use up leftovers?
Super Simple Slow Cooker Steak Pizzaiola
1-2 lb. London Broil
About half a jar of pasta sauce
1/4 c water
1 medium or 1/2 of a large onion, sliced
1 bell pepper, sliced (I used a yellow one)
1. Dump all of the ingredients into your slow cooker (using the water to rinse out the tomato sauce jar, because, yes, I am that cheap).
2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. If you can, flip it around once or twice, so that the juices can soak in on all sides.
3. Serve over polenta, pasta, potatoes, bread, or veggies of your choice.
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