Salty, Sweet & Sour Beef

Submitted by Jess van Netten

Salty, Sweet & Sour Beef

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Serving: 6
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 38 minutes


  • 1 tin pineapple pieces (and juice)
  • 3 large capsicums (red / green or both!)
  • 5 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 10 fresh button mushrooms
  • 2 pieces of beef steak
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Flour


  • 1. Put slow cooker on high
  • 2. Add whole tin (including juice) of pineapple
  • 3. Chop capsicum and mushrooms to desired size
  • 4. Add capsicum and mushroom to slow cooker
  • 5. Cut beef steak into cubes
  • 6. Put beef cubes into a bowl, cover / coat with flour (add salt and pepper to mix as desired)
  • 7. Add coated beef to slow cooker
  • 8. Mix all ingredients (including sugar) in slow cooker.
  • To cook quickly, leave on high for 3-4 hours
  • OR
  • Cook over 7 hours on low
  • This sauce thickens as it cooks!
  • Serve over rice noodles, pasta or mash potato.
  • NB: Do not use a tea towel under the lid. This recipe works as the liquid condensation falls from the lid back into the slow cooker, creating a delicious thick sauce.
  • Alternatives:
  • Add 4 spoons of marmalade at the beginning to add sweetness
  • OR
  • Replace beef with chicken, pork or tofu
  • OR
  • Add extra veggies to bump up the nutritional value

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