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Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Steak and Veggies

Posted by memeinge
December 07, 2015
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Don't let a full schedule prevent you from having nourishing meals on the table in this busy holiday season!

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!

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Don't let a full schedule prevent you from having nourishing meals on the table in this busy holiday season!

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. 

Don't let a full schedule prevent you from having nourishing meals on the table in this busy holiday season!

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. 

Don't let a full schedule prevent you from having nourishing meals on the table in this busy holiday season!

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. 

Don't let a full schedule prevent you from having nourishing meals on the table in this busy holiday season!

Don't let a full schedule stop you from eating healthy budget friendly meals! Get this recipe by @memeinge
Don't let a full schedule prevent you from having nourishing meals on the table in this busy holiday season!

Slow Cooker Honey Balsamic Steak and Veggies

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Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 pound top sirloin steak, chopped
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/2 pound red potatoes, chopped
  • 2 TBSP balsamic vinegar
  • 1 TBSP honey
  • 1/2 cup no salt added beef broth
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, optional

Directions

  1. Add onions, carrots, steak, mushrooms, and red potatoes into the slow cooker. 
  2. Whisk together balsamic vinegar, honey, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, and salt. Pour over steak and veggies. Add in rosemary sprigs, if using. Cover and cook on Low for 6-8 hours, stirring halfway through cook time (if possible).
  3. Enjoy! (Leftovers are delicious, too!)

Click for nutritional information
Calories 296
Carbohydrates 20.5g
Fiber 3g
Sugar 9.5g
Fat 12.3g
Protein 26.5g
Sodium 348mg
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memeinge
Meme Inge is the author of the FRUGAL FEASTS Feature on HealthyAperture and is a registered dietitian/nutritionist living in sunny San Diego, CA. Growing up surrounded by a family of cooks, Meme has always been a lover of food. She started the blog Living Well Kitchen as an outlet for sharing her kitchen creations and nutrition knowledge with others. Living Well Kitchen is busting with recipes, practical nutrition advice, local restaurant reviews, fitness fun, and any other ramblings she may have. Join her as she waxes poetic about fruits & veggies and tries to make southern staples just a little bit healthier
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