1 3/4 lb boneless beef chuck, cut into bite-size pieces
1/4 tsp salt
1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, chopped
3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
3 ribs celery, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 can (14.5-oz) petite diced tomatoes with chiles
1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 can (15-oz) hominy, drained & rinsed
Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
Place the onion in the bottom of the cooker and place beef over onion; sprinkle with the salt. Add the bell pepper, carrots, celery, and garlic. Pour the tomatoes and 3/4 cup of the broth over all.
Place lid on cooker and cook on high for 6 hours or on low for 8 hours.
In a small bowl, mix the cornstarch with the remaining 1/4 cup of broth. Stir mixture into the cooker during the last 15 minutes of cooking time. Add the hominy, replace lid and cook for that last 15 minutes.
Yummy served with tortillas and a salad.
Yield: 6 servings
Per serving: 274 calories, 8 g (2 sat) fat, 24 g carbs and 28 g protein
Note: This is a great carb to protein ratio for diabetics, too.