This is a wonderfully simple dish that I have modified a bit to suit my family's tastes, and I think it's fantastic! Make sure you have a loaf of fresh bread with this to soak up the sauce! Serve over brown rice or noodles.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Melt the butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, bay leaves, onion and green bell pepper and saute for about 5 minutes. Add the meat and saute until slightly browned on all sides.

  • Transfer mixture to a 2 quart casserole dish and pour the tomatoes over the mixture.

  • Cover and bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for about 2 hours. (Note: Also can be done in a slow cooker on low setting for 6 to 8 hours.)

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Nutrition Facts

1255 calories; protein 89.9g 180% DV; carbohydrates 15.4g 5% DV; fat 91.7g 141% DV; cholesterol 364.9mg 122% DV; sodium 541.7mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2003
I don't know what other people are talking about when they say this dish has no flavor---I thought it was fabulous!! The steak was so tender and it smelled amazing while it was cooking. The only changes I made was to use diced tomatoes instead of crushed and zucchini instead of the pepper just because that's what I had on hand and they worked perfectly. I served this over egg noodles with grated cheese and even my picky toddler ate some!! Thanks Melissa for a dish I'll be making very frequently! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/06/2003
I sat a moment not really knowing if I should post this; I can't say I would make this again but I'm glad others enjoyed it. While it did smell delicious while it cooked and the meat was very tender the dish was just overwhelmingly "tomato". My family picked through for the beef and left the rest including the sauce. They just didn't care for it. Sorry Melissa but thank you for posting it. Read More
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39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2003
This is a FANTASTIC recipe!! It turned out delicious and the beef was melt in your mouth tender (I kept it covered in foil the entire time). Great over egg noodles and so simple to make. Will definitely serve this to my crew on a regular basis! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2003
I don't know what other people are talking about when they say this dish has no flavor---I thought it was fabulous!! The steak was so tender and it smelled amazing while it was cooking. The only changes I made was to use diced tomatoes instead of crushed and zucchini instead of the pepper just because that's what I had on hand and they worked perfectly. I served this over egg noodles with grated cheese and even my picky toddler ate some!! Thanks Melissa for a dish I'll be making very frequently! Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2003
Easy recipe. Great for hectic work days..just stick it in the slow cooker and then enjoy after work.. I added 1 tablespoon of each: italian seasoning curry. and some salt. I omited the butter. And I also added carrots and green beans half way through cooking. I let it cook in the crockpot for about 6 hours on low. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2003
I used sirloin and was impressed by the tenderness of the meat. As others have noted the aroma as it is cooking is wonderful! I thought it was quite flavorful and served it with jasmine rice and freshly baked crusty rolls. It was great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2003
this is a GREAT recipe. i don't brown the meat i just put it at the bottom and add the ingredients as suggested. It makes the house smell AMAZING. it's great on rice or pasta. thanks so much for a new idea Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2005
This was not at all "bland and boring" as was suggested by another reviewer. In fact it was very good and easy to prepare. Additionally you can further perk it up by adding almost any variety of canned tomato. Multiple flavors and varities are readily available at the store so this recipe can be modified easily when you're up for a slight change of flavor. All in all I thought it was very good and I'll certainly make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2003
This recipe was really good my family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
Fast and easy dinner with great taste! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/06/2003
I sat a moment not really knowing if I should post this; I can't say I would make this again but I'm glad others enjoyed it. While it did smell delicious while it cooked and the meat was very tender the dish was just overwhelmingly "tomato". My family picked through for the beef and left the rest including the sauce. They just didn't care for it. Sorry Melissa but thank you for posting it. Read More
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