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Sweet-Sour Beef

Pasta lovers will savor this sweet and sour specialty over noodles. Chock-full of tender beef, sliced carrots, green pepper and onion, this stew-like sauce from Beth Husband of Billings, Montana is also a hit over rice.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 pounds beef top round steak or boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 2 cups pearl onions or 2 small onions, cut into wedges
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Hot cooked egg noodles
  • Thinly sliced green onion, optional


  • In a large skillet, brown steak in oil over medium-high heat; transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the next 10 ingredients; stir well.
  • Cover and cook on low until meat is tender, 7-8 hours. If desired, thicken cooking liquid. Serve with noodles. If desired, top with green onions.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 302 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 641mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein.

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