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Slow-Cooker Greek Beef Bites

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 5 hr 40 min
  • Servings 20

Create an appetizer surprise in your slow cooker: these beef bites, simmered in garlic and herbs, and served with a Greek-inspired cucumber-yogurt dipping sauce. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

3
pounds beef boneless chuck roast, trimmed of fat
2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
4
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
tablespoon dried oregano leaves
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
1/2
teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
4
tablespoons grated lemon peel
1
cup yogurt
1/2
small cucumber, peeled, cored and finely chopped (1/3 cup)
1/2
teaspoon salt

Steps

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  • 1
    Cut beef into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces. Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook beef in oil, in batches if necessary, 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until brown on all sides.
  • 2
    Place beef in 3- to 4-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with garlic, oregano, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, the pepper and 3 tablespoons of the lemon peel; toss to mix.
  • 3
    Cover and cook on Low heat setting 4 to 5 hours.
  • 4
    Stir together yogurt, cucumber, 1/2 teaspoon salt and remaining 1 tablespoon lemon peel in small bowl. Serve beef with toothpicks for dipping into yogurt sauce. Beef bites will hold on Low heat setting up to 2 hours; stir occasionally.

Expert Tips

  • No Changes.
  • For the best flavor and to reduce the amount of liquid during cooking, trim any excess fat from the beef before browning.
  • Look for beef stew meat that's been pre-trimmed, and cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces, in the meat department.
  • For a gyro-type sandwich, spoon this beef onto pita bread, top with sliced onions and tomatoes, and drizzle with the cucumber sauce.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
3g
16%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
14%
Sodium
280mg
12%
Potassium
230mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
1g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
15g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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