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Sweet Onion and Pepper Beef
Sandwiches with Au Jus

Sweet Onion and Pepper Beef Sandwiches

Put it in the slow cooker and forget about it. This is a great no-fuss recipe for game day get-togethers.



  • 3 to 3-1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 to 1-1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 medium sweet onions, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 2 red bell peppers, cut lengthwise into 1-inch wide strips
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup no salt added tomato paste
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 to 10 French bread rolls, split, warmed


  • Reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Pepperoncini
  • Pepper rings
  • Assorted olives

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  1. Place onions in 5-1/2 quart slow cooker; top with beef, then pepper slices.
  2. Combine beef broth, tomato paste, soy sauce and garlic; add to slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on HIGH for 6 to 7 hours or LOW for 8 to 9 hours or until beef is fork-tender. (No stirring is necessary during cooking.) Skim fat from cooking liquid, if necessary.
  4. Serve beef and vegetables in rolls with toppings, as desired.
  5. Serve au jus for dipping, if desired.

Total Recipe Time: on HIGH setting: 6-1/4 to 7-1/4 hr; on LOW setting: 8-1/4 to 9-1/4 hr
Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Nutrition information per serving, 1/8 of recipe: 403 calories; 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat); 100 mg cholesterol; 730 mg sodium; 33 g carbohydrate; 3.2 g fiber; 41 g protein; 7.5 mg niacin; 0.7 mg vitamin B6; 3.0 mcg vitamin B12; 5.6 mg iron; 26.3 mcg selenium; 8.2 mg zinc; 147.7 mg choline

Nutrition information per serving, 1/10 of recipe: 343 calories; 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat); 80 mg cholesterol; 628 mg sodium; 30 g carbohydrate; 2.7 g fiber; 34 g protein; 6.3 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 2.4 mcg vitamin B12; 4.7 mg iron; 21.0 mcg selenium; 6.5 mg zinc; 118.2 mg choline

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium, zinc and choline; and a good source of fiber.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Texas Beef Team -