Polynesian Roast Beef

1 boneless beef top round roast (3¼ pounds)
2 tablespoons browning sauce, optional
¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 medium onion, sliced
1 can (8 oz) unsweetened sliced pineapple
¼ cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
¼ tsp ground ginger
½ cup beef broth
¼ cup soy sauce
½ tsp minced garlic
1 medium green pepper, sliced (yuck, I sub with red pepper)

Cut roast in half; brush with browning sauce if desired. Combine the flour, salt and pepper; rub over meat. Place onion in a 3 qt slow cooker; top with roast.

Drain pineapple, reserving juice; refrigerate the pineapple. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, cornstarch and ginger; whisk in the broth, soy sauce, garlic and reserved pineapple juice until smooth. Pour over meat. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.

Add pineapple and green pepper. Cook 1 hour longer or until meat and green pepper are tender. Yield: 10-11 servings.

Source: Simple & Delicious Nov/Dec 2007

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