Gingered Beef And Vegetable Stew



  1. Cut meat into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Coat the inside of a slow cooker with cooking spray.
  3. Coat a skillet with cooking spray.
  4. Heat skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Add meat half at a time and cook until brown, adding oil if necessary.
  6. Transfer meat to the prepared cooker.
  7. Add carrots, sweet pepper, and leeks.
  8. For sauce, in a bowl combine 1 1/4 cups water, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, bouillon granules, and cayenne pepper.
  9. Pour over mixture in cooker.
  10. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
  11. If using low setting, turn to high setting.
  12. In a bowl combine cornstarch and 2 tablespoons cold water.
  13. Stir into mixture in cooker.
  14. Stir in peapods.
  15. Cover and cook 15 minutes, stirring once.
  16. Stir in green onions.