Beef With Cauliflower (Crock Pot)

READY IN: 9hrs
Recipe by ellie_

We really enjoyed this simple low cal/low fat crock pot meal. The original recipe suggests to serve it over rice but we liked it just as it is with some sour cream (the original recipe suggests plain yogurt and cilantro instead of the sour cream). Recipe source: The Healthy Slow Cooker

Top Review by bangss

Turned out really well! I agree with threeovens that the yogurt is a must (all the garnishes, really).
I overcooked the cauliflower a bit (got distracted), so you didn't really notice it in the final dish. I may try just tossing the raw florets in about halfway through the day next time.
I served it over some leftover mashed potatoes, and that worked really well! Rice was great, too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a skillet over medium high heat heat the oil for about 30 seconds and then add the beef, in batches, cook stirring until browned (3-5 minutes). Transfer meat to slow cooker as it is brown.
  2. Reduce heat to medium, adding additional oil to pan if needed.
  3. Add onions, cook stirring until softened (3-5 minutes) and then stir in gingerroot, garlic, cinnamon stick, pepper, bay leaves and cumin and coriander, cook stirring for one more minute or so.
  4. Stir in beef broth and tomato paste and bring to a boil. Season with salt, if desired. Transfer to the slow cooker, stir well.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on High for 3-4 hours. Discard bay leaves and cinnamon stick.
  6. Stir in red pepper, chili pepper.
  7. Stir in cooked cauliflower.
  8. Cover and cook on high for 20-30 minutes or until pepper is tender.
  9. Serve with yogurt, toasted almonds and cilantro if desired.

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