Slow-Cooker Greek Beef Bites

Slow-Cooker Greek Beef Bites

Create an appetizer surprise in your slow cooker: these beef bites, simmered in garlic and herbs, and served with a Greek-inspired cucumber-yogurt dipping sauce.

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pounds beef boneless chuck roast, trimmed of fat
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
cloves garlic, finely chopped
tablespoon dried oregano leaves
1 1/2
teaspoons salt
teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
tablespoons grated lemon peel
cup yogurt
small cucumber, peeled, cored and finely chopped (1/3 cup)
teaspoon salt
  1. Cut beef into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces. Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Cook beef in oil, in batches if necessary, 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until brown on all sides.
  2. Place beef in 3- to 4-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with garlic, oregano, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, the pepper and 3 tablespoons of the lemon peel; toss to mix.
  3. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 4 to 5 hours.
  4. Stir together yogurt, cucumber, 1/2 teaspoon salt and remaining 1 tablespoon lemon peel in small bowl. Serve beef with toothpicks for dipping into yogurt sauce. Beef bites will hold on Low heat setting up to 2 hours; stir occasionally.
Makes 20 servings (3 beef bites and 1 tablespoon sauce each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft):
No Changes.
For the best flavor and to reduce the amount of liquid during cooking, trim any excess fat from the beef before browning.
Time Saver
Look for beef stew meat that's been pre-trimmed, and cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces, in the meat department.
For a gyro-type sandwich, spoon this beef onto pita bread, top with sliced onions and tomatoes, and drizzle with the cucumber sauce.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 150
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 45mg;
  • Sodium 280mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 1g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 15g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.