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Devin Alexander's Slow-Cooker Chipotle Steak Simmer

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Devin Alexander's Slow-Cooker Chipotle Steak Simmer

Makes: 6 servings
Serving Size: About 3/4 cup
Calories 190
Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 13 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugars 7 g
Cholesterol 50 mg
Sodium 385 mg
Potassium 470 mg
Protein 26 g
Phosphorus 195 mg
Choices: Nonstarchy Vegetable 3, Lean Protein 3
  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Serving Size: About 3/4 cup
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes


1 1/2 lb. London broil (top round roast), cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 tsp. salt-free Mexican seasoning
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
2 chipotle peppers, canned in adobo sauce, and 1/2 Tbsp sauce
2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. light or dark brown sugar
3 tsp. olive oil, divided
1 1/2 cups diced red onion (in 1-inch pieces)
1 1/2 cups diced poblano pepper (in 1-inch pieces)
1 tsp. freshly minced garlic


  1. Add the cubed beef to a medium bowl. Sprinkle the beef with the Mexican seasoning and salt until evenly combined. Set aside.
  2. Chop the chipotle peppers as finely as possible. Transfer them to a medium bowl. Add the adobo sauce, crushed tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar. Set aside.
  3. Place a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. When hot, add 1 tsp of the olive oil, the onion, poblano pepper, and garlic. Spread the vegetables in an even layer. Cook them until they are tender but crisp, stirring occasionally so they are evenly cooked. Transfer them to a slow cooker.
  4. In the now-empty frying pan, over medium-high heat, add 1 tsp of the olive oil. Use a basting brush to distribute the oil over the bottom of the pan. Add half of the seasoned beef cubes. Sear the beef until it’s browned on all sides, about 1 minute per side. Add the meat to the slow cooker. Add the remaining 1 tsp of the olive oil to the pan, sear the remaining beef cubes, then add to the slow cooker.
  5. Add the crushed tomato and adobo mixture to the slow cooker and stir. Turn the slow cooker to low and cover. Make sure the meat is submerged in the liquid as much as possible. Simmer 2 to 4 hours, depending on your slow cooker, until the meat easily pulls apart with a fork.

Recipe from You Can Have It! More Than 125 Decadent Diabetes-Friendly Recipes by Devin Alexander. Available March 2018. See more of Devin Alexander's recipes at www.devinalexander.com.


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