Slow Cooker Beef Quinoa Bowl with Red Wine Sauce



This recipe was totally made up on the spot. I am trying to get through the end of the month with buying as little as possible. We were out of chicken and beef stock so I didn’t want to go buy more. What works instead? Wine! Yes, I have extra wine on hand. Doesn’t everyone.

Verdict:

I heard words like heavenly and food made by God from my kids when they were eating this. They absolutely loved it and didn’t leave a single bite. They said it was better than restaurant food. Highest compliments in their realm.

The wine added tons of flavor and the feta added a hint of saltiness that balanced it out.

Next time I plan on adding vegetables to the dish such as sliced onions, mushrooms and possibly some red peppers.

Serve this with a vegetable and a spinach salad to complete the meal.

Slow Cooker Beef Quinoa Bowl with Red Wine Sauce

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 3 lbs. round steak
  • 2 cups red wine, use a good drinking wine
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced finely
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups tri-colored quinoa
  • feta cheese

Directions:

  1. Salt and pepper the steak well. Place in the bottom of the slow cooker. Pour wine over steak. Add garlic and thyme to slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours until steak reaches desired doneness and is tender.
  2. Remove steak from slow cooker and pour liquid into a saucepan. Remove 2 cups of liquid for cooking the quinoa and cook the rest over medium heat to a simmer until it reduces.
  3. When making the quinoa substitute 2 cups of the liquid in the box directions for 2 cups of the red wine sauce. For the balance use water.
  4. Once quinoa is cooked add to a bowl, top with sliced steak, red wine sauce and a sprinkle of feta cheese. Serve hot.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Ooh sounds yum! Love slow cooker meals

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  2. Oh my goodness this sounds divine !!!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you, Lynne!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you, Lynn! Hope you are snuggling that little girl!

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      1. I am home now and catching up on sleep, the housework and blogging!

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          🙂

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  3. Erika Kind says:

    This sounds not only delicious but also very healthy! Great, Marci!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you, Erika. Trying to sneak a bit of healthy in from time to time.

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      1. Erika Kind says:

        That’s a great combination!!

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