Sweet-Hot Steak Bites

TOTAL TIME: 3 hr 10 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 3 hr
YIELD: 5 servings


  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple packed in juice, lightly drained
  • 1/3 cup sweet Asian chile sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon reduced-sodium or lite soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or more to taste
  • 1 pound raw, lean filet mignon or leanest cut available, cut into about 30 bite-size pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • Cherry tomatoes, for serving, optional
    • Special equipment: Crock pot
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      Place pineapple, chile sauce, soy sauce, and crushed red pepper in a crock pot. Mix well.

      Season beef with 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper and add to the crock pot. Add onion and stir to coat.

      Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or on low for 7 to 8 hours.

      Season with additional crushed red pepper, if desired and serve with tomatoes, if using. Serve with excess sauce and toothpicks. Yum!

      Cook's Note: Alternatively, recipe can be baked in the oven, covered, at 325 degrees F for 3 to 4 hours.
      PER SERVING (1/5th of recipe, about 6 "bites" with sauce): 196 calories, 4.5g fat, 313mg sodium, 18g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 15g sugars, 19.5g protein

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