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Slow Cooker Island Beef Recipe
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Slow Cooker Island Beef

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"This easy meal using the slow cooker combines stew beef and pineapple for a wonderful sweet and sour dish that is delicious served on a bed of steamed white rice. Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    7 hrs

    7 hrs 30 mins


  1. Drain the pineapple juice into a slow cooker, reserving the pineapple chunks. Place the beef, onions, beef broth, 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar, garlic, seasoned salt, paprika, and black pepper into the slow cooker with the juice. Mix well, cover, and cook on Low until the beef is tender, 6 to 6 1/2 hours.
  2. Increase the setting to High and stir in green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and brown sugar. In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch, soy sauce, and 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar until smooth; stir the mixture into the slow cooker, blending well. Cover and cook for 1 more hour. Just before serving, lightly stir in the tomatoes and reserved pineapple chunks.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 02, 2010

5 Stars because it's a good, simple, delicious recipe. A keeper. Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 26, 2010

my family (including me) did not love this :( we didn't even save the leftovers. I think the pinapple overtook everything else. Maybe would be better with chicken instead of beef?? I won't be making it again... oh well


36 Ratings

Aug 23, 2010

We all enjoyed this very much. I did make a couple of minor changes. I didn't have alot of soy sauce, so I put in half of what it called for. Didn't have any tomatoes so I left them out. Cooked for about 4 hours and it was done. The meat was extremly tender. Would add more meat next time.

Aug 12, 2010

This is good and the flavors come together nicely. I used low sodium broth and soy sauce and served over brown rice for a healthy and colorful dinner.

Aug 30, 2010

Hello Everyone, this is my recipe and I would like to add that you could easily use more cornstarch depending on how thick you prefer the sauce. Also, using drained diced canned tomatoes instead of fresh works very well in this recipe too.

Aug 27, 2010

This gets more than 5 stars from my family. I was loved by all. I bought 2 chuck steaks on sale at Target to make the stew meat. Used a fresh pineapple & low sodium beef broth. Only had a green pepper, but this rocks! Husband said next time add mushrooms. I did leave out the tomato, the rest of the family isn't fond of them. This recipe will be in the rotation from now on!

Aug 10, 2010

It tastes great, looks wonderful and is easy to prepare and clean up after, what more could you want? I used canned diced tomatoes because I didn't have enough fresh ones. Also used up the can of beef broth to cook the rice in.

Aug 25, 2010

It looked pretty and smelled good but it was tasteless. I made it with rice and warm french bread. Everyone said how good the bread was. I got the hint!


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  • Calories
  • 387 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 37.2 g
  • 74%
  • Sodium
  • 568 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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