Slowcooker Meal: Molho Beef

Molho is Portuguese for gravy and this dish makes its own.  I don’t remember where I came upon this recipe, but I enjoy it and it’s nice to come home to at the end of a busy day.  It’s like a beef stew, but with exotic flavoring.

Molho Beef

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 pieces (1 lb) thinly sliced steak (round steak, breakfast steaks, eye steaks – the tougher cuts)
  • 1 onion, sliced in rings
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 4 potatoes, thick slices
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp crushed garlic
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • dash of cinnamon


This is a layering dish. Add oil to Slow-Cooker. Layer ¼ steak, ¼ onion, ¼ tomatoes, ¼ carrots, ¼ potatoes in Slow-Cooker, repeat 4 times. Mix together water, soy sauce, garlic, allspice & cinnamon and pour over mixture. Cook according to manufacturer’s directions, usually about 8 to 10 hours on low.