Easy Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Hawaiian Beef! This slow cooker Hawaiian Beef recipe is perfect for meal prep or feeding a crowd. It’s simple to make and full of flavor, paleo option included! This crock pot beef is also freezer friendly so you can make a double batch and save some for meal prep. ALOHA!!
Happy Aloha Friday y’all! Just Kidding, it’s Thursday. But I almost had you there for a second now, didn’t I? ALOHA is definitely the theme for this crock pot Hawaiian Beef, no matter what day you reading this. And I can totally say that because we used to live in Hawaii. Yep, lived there, worked in the fitness industry, spent all my money on paying for my 300 square foot apartment, food, and gas. Yes, it’s SUPER expensive but worth it! We even got married there….. on my father in law’s coffee farm! Ahh, the good ol’ days. So yes, we’re bringing back the ALOHA memories and ALOHA food. Food as in delicious slow cooker beef with all the Hawaiian food flavors. It’s a super chill recipe and super easy, just like life in Hawaii. Okay I’ll stop now.
EASY PREP with SLOW COOKER BEEF
Now, I don’t know about you, but come Friday, almost all my cooking efforts are getting depleted and I so need my crock-pot (or slow cooker, it’s all the same) to help with the cooking. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE cooking, it’s my passion, but I don’t want to do more dishes! You know you can relate! In order to clean less, I opt for an easy crock-pot meal or takeout. Let’s think of it this way, if we chose to cook in vs take out, we not only save money, but we could potentially make this slow cooker meal a meal prep meal , thus becoming SUPER efficient, even on a weekend. Overachievers, this one’s for you! Haha, I like it!
So here we go. Aloha kākou (welcome) to a recipe that is super satisfying, quick, helping and amazingly delicious! Yes, Crockpot Sweet and Sour Hawaiian Beef.
How to make Hawaiian Beef in the Slow Cooker (Crock-Pot).
This sweet and sour crock pot Hawaiian beef is probably the most flavorful dish I’ve made in a long time. I mean like a real dish. One that Rachel Ray would approve that. Colorful and MMM MM GOOD!
Ingredients you need for Hawaiian Beef.
- Beef Loin (diced lean stew meat works great)
- Pineapple and juice – diced
- Tamari or Coconut Aminos
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Onion and Garlic
- Bell Peppers and Celery
- Red pepper flakes
- Rice or Cauliflower rice
- Herbs and/or green onion
Now just brown the meat, mix up your sweet and sour sauce, mix, and dump (hate that word) into one crockpot! And it’s PALEO friendly. YEA for real food easy peasy meals!
EASY PREP and MEAL PREP TIP.
EASY PREP tip & Confession –> This so called sweet and sour sauce is KEY to making this dish shine. And it’s totally okay if you go the budget route. I did. Not gonna lie, I used canned pineapples (in their juice) and saved the juice. That my friends is called being lazy but effective.
Now let’s DIVE onto this recipe. Mmm k?
May your house smell like summer sweetness! Aloha!
Ever tried Hawaiian Beef or sweet and sour beef?
Scratch that–> Favorite HAWAIIAN meal? Yes, that’s a better Aloha Question.
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