LEAN Life Recipe: Hawaiian Slow Cooker Beef


The weather is cooling down... and that means I am ready for some warmer meals! 

The ease of a slow cooker meal can't be beat, but usually I'm not a huge fan because most of the recipes out there tend to be all "meat and potatoes" and don't have a lot of veggies to keep me full and satisfied longer. 

A healthy recipe for me is only a healthy recipe if it keeps me from rummaging for food 30 minutes later. If I eat dinner and I'm still hungry - did I really eat dinner? 

Well, the good news here is this recipe gives you PLENTY of healthy veggies, and you have the option to add even more. Extra nutrients AND extra full after the meal? Count me in! Plus, even while talking through the whole thing this only took me 8 minutes to make! My LEAN Life ladies have loved this recipe in our meal plans so I wanted to make sure to share it with all of you! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! 

Scroll down for the recipe... or watch my fun live video cooking demo below!


Slow Cooker Hawaiian Beef


1 lb Beef Brisket

3 Red Bell Peppers, sliced

1 1/2 Cups Crushed Pineapple (canned, packed in pineapple juice)

1/2 Cup Red Onion, finely diced

2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar

2 Tablespoons Tamari (or coconut aminos)

3 Garlic cloves, minced

Sea Salt & Black Pepper (to taste)


  1. Place beef in the slow cooker surrounded by sliced red peppers.

  2. Drain the juice from the pineapple into a small bowl. Pour the pineapple on top

    of the beef and sprinkle red onion over top. 

  3. Mix the pineapple juice with the apple cider vinegar, tamari, garlic, sea salt and pepper. Whisk and pour over the beef and peppers.

  4. Slow cook on high for 3-4 hours, or low for 6-8 hours. 

  5. Serve over cauliflower rice, or regular rice. Top with red peppers, shredded beef, and juices from the pan. Enjoy! 

Nutrition Information

Makes 4 servings. (This does not include the cauliflower rice, regular rice, etc)

Protein: 26g

Carbs: 22g

Fat: 9g

Total Calories: 274 cals

About Ashley:

Ashley is a Pilates instructor and entrepreneur in NYC who specializes in biomechanics and exercise nutrition for women. She uses the science behind exercise physiology to empower her clients to lead healthy, happy lives. Her passion project is writing “The LEAN Life Newsletter” which goes out every Tuesday and focuses on Lifestyle, Exercise, Active recovery, and Nutrition and serves as the backbone for her L.E.A.N. Life online health and fitness programs. She aims to get this information into the hands of as many women as possible so they can feel stronger and more confident in their bodies. For more information head to AshleyBrownPilates.com or @AshleyBrownPilates on instagram, or click here to get on the L.E.A.N. Life List! 

Ashley Brown