This recipe is amazingly simple, uses things you most likely have in your kitchen already and does not take a lot of effort to grab what you do not have. The best part is, no sweating over a stove, just get it started and come back when it is time to serve.
There are times when you find yourself planning dinner for the night and you just do not feel like doing much. You know you do not want to go out, after all, there is food in the kitchen. But you also do not feel like sweating over a hot stove all evening.
All it takes is an easy crockpot beef with brown rice and vegetables recipe to make dinner both simple and enjoyable tonight. There is nothing better than a crockpot recipe in the world of home cooking. Crockpot recipes with beef often allow you to just toss everything in the crockpot, set it and…that is right, forget it.
Of course, you do not want to forget it for too long, just long enough for it to cook. This crockpot beef with brown rice and vegetables is somewhat like that. Enough like that, in fact, that you may want to add it to your meal plan this week. The outcome will be enjoyed by your entire family and anyone else you share the dish with.
You do not even have to tell them that it was this easy.
Crockpot Beef with Brown Rice and Vegetables Ingredients
The obvious ingredient here is beef, ground beef to be exact. However, you can choose any type of beef really. You could use strips of steak, sirloins, ground beef or even chuck if you really wanted to. The choice is yours though you may need to alter the directions a bit if you go too far off script.
You will also need a couple jars of basil tomato sauce, brown rice, and then the veggies. Fresh is always best with veggies but no one will judge you if you go with frozen veggies. You will need red and yellow bell peppers and Roma tomatoes.
Pour one tablespoon of olive oil in sauté pan and brown meat thoroughly. I used my slow cooker that browns as well to cook the meat and then transitioned to slow cooking.
Add salt, pepper, and Allspice to meat as you cook.
Slice peppers into half inch-wide strips.
When thoroughly cooked, transfer to slow cooker and add two jars of Bertolli Basil and Tomato pasta sauce, peppers, and one can of diced tomatoes. Cook on low for two hours.
Cook brown rice according to directions.
Serve beef mixture over rice and top with parmesan cheese.
Easy Crockpot Beef with Brown Rice and Vegetables
2 Lbs Ground Beef or Sirloin
2 Jars Basil and Tomato Pasta Sauce
2 Cups Brown Rice
1 Red Bell Pepper, Sliced into strips
1 Yellow Bell Pepper, Sliced into strips
4 Roma Tomatoes, Chopped
1/4 Tsp Pepper
1 Tsp Allspice
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Salt, To taste
Pepper, To taste
Parmesan Cheese, For topping
- Pour one tablespoon of olive oil in sauté pan and brown meat thoroughly. I used my slow cooker that browns as well to cook the meat and then transitioned to slow cooking.
- Add salt, pepper, and Allspice to meat as you cook.
- Slice peppers into half inch-wide strips.
- When thoroughly cooked, transfer to slow cooker and add two jars of Bertolli Basil and Tomato pasta sauce, peppers, and one can of diced tomatoes. Cook on low for two hours.
- Cook brown rice according to directions.
- Serve beef mixture over rice and top with parmesan cheese.
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