Don’t let a full schedule prevent you from having nourishing meals on the table. Toss everything into the slow cooker, and you have a hearty dinner ready 8 hours later!
Happy holiday season! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, isn’t it?!
While I love Christmas trees, hot chocolate, ice skating (wow, I’m bad at ice skating), and lights upon lights everywhere, the holiday season is full! And by full I mean I can’t get it together enough to always have healthy meals in my fridge, i.e. I order takeout more than I’d like.
Takeout starts adding up if it becomes often instead of occasionally… and that’s not budget friendly which matters even more when I’m supposed to be buying people presents.
The slow cooker and lots of veggies save the day here. While steak isn’t really a budget item, you can stretch it by adding lots of veggies to the dish. I used mushrooms, onions, carrots, and some potatoes.
Toss it all in your slow cooker and you have a hearty dinner ready 8 hours later.
The honey and the balsamic vinegar add a sweet element to the dish (without making it weird or really sweet) and rosemary adds a savory taste to this steak dish. However, if you omit the rosemary, it is still really tasty!
This takes about 10 minutes to prepare and makes 6 cups of food. I was full with only one cup so it can serve 4 really hungry people or 6 people for lunch.
Feel free to play around with the veggies you use. I think mushrooms and onions are mandatory because they go so well with the steak, but you could also try adding bell peppers or even tomatoes. You can also add more of a veggie you really like or bulk up the dish by adding extra potatoes.
This slow cooker steak dish is filling, warming, and delicious — a great meal for a cold winter night. It also makes yummy leftovers and even freezes well.
Save your money for the present buying instead of spending it on takeout. Your budget and your waistline will thank you come the new year.
**Get the recipe on the Healthy Aperture blog**