Intro: Healthy Crock-pot Pepper Beef Wraps
A lot of my staple crock pot recipes are usually full of fat and carbs, so I decided I would try and take a healthier route. These wraps are great now that the weather is turning around. They can be stored for a picnic, packed for lunch, or served for dinner.
Now, top round doesn't usually sound healthy but consider that it's a good source of your B Vitamins, magnesium, protein, and iron. The produce additions contain a lovely dose of vitamins A and C, as well as some natural antioxidants. To finish it up, we load it with vegetables in a wrap form. This beef could also be served over rice, quinoa, pasta, or potatoes to stretch a budget.
Step 1: Ingredients
Our Ingredients are simple, you will need:
2 Onions, your preference, I used sweet yellow
2 Cloves Garlic
2 Bell Peppers
2 Cups Vegetable Broth
2 Pounds Beef Top Round
Preferred Spice Blend, I make a blend of spices containing dehydrated garlic, black peppercorn, pink peppercorn, rosemary, basil, onion powder, parsley, and sea salt.
It's also super easy to remember! Everything is in twos!
Step 2: Chop
You will want to chop your peppers and onions into fajita style slices, and mince your garlic. Set the pepper and garlic in a bowl to the side.
Step 3: Dry Rub
Take your spice blend, and generously rub it into all sides of your top round. I recommend that your top round reach room temperature before searing, but this is not required.
Preheat your skillet, with a small amount of olive oil, avocado oil, or butter.
Step 4: Crockpot
Add your onions to your vegetable broth in your crockpot, on the low setting.
Step 5: Sear
Sear your meat on all sides, till it is a crisp brown. This is to keep the flavor in your meat before it goes into the crockpot.
Step 6: Add Top Round
Place your top round into your onions and broth. Allow it to cook for 5-6 hours.
Step 7: Add Peppers
Break down your meat into large chunks and add your peppers and garlic. Cook for another two hours.
Step 8: Shred Beef
Using two forks, or a fork and a knife, shred the beef. Place it back in the pepper and onion broth so it can absorb the flavor.
Step 9: Veggies!
For the wrap, you will want to cut up your favorite produce. We used lettuce, tomato, avocado, and roasted red pepper. I made a spicy ranch style sauce ( I can add the recipe if anyone is interested).
Step 10: Wrap and Enjoy
Take all your toppings, beef, pepper, and onions, and load up your wrap. Drizzle with a healthy dose of your favorite sauce, and enjoy!
This meal is great for families, and a good way to sneak in those healthy veggies!
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Slow Cooker Challenge