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Sweet-Sour Beef

 Sweet-Sour Beef
Pasta lovers will savor this sweet and sour specialty over noodles. Chock-full of tender beef, sliced carrots, green pepper and onion, this stew-like sauce from Beth Husband of Billings, Montana is also a hit over rice.
10-12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef top round steak or boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 2 cups pearl onions or 2 small onions, cut into wedges
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Hot cooked pasta

Directions

  • In a large skillet, brown steak in oil; transfer to a 5-qt. slow
  • cooker. Add the next 10 ingredients; stir well.
  • Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until meat is tender. Thicken
  • cooking liquid if desired. Serve with pasta. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 207 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 328 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 18 g protein.