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Easy Slow Cooker Pepper Steak Recipe

Easy Slow Cooker Pepper Steak Recipe

This slow cooker pepper steak is an easy family favorite recipe that you will make again and again. It’s one of those comforting meals that are perfect as a delicious dinner any night of the week.

The slow cooker recipes are the perfect way to make a hearty meal in little time and without too much effort. This easy crockpot pepper steak recipe tastes like it took hours to cook, but in reality you can put everything together and let your slow cooker do all the work.

You’ll be able to spend more time with your whole family instead of slaving away over a hot stove. 

Your family will love this delicious meal with all of its savory flavors – think tender meat, rich sauce and soft vegetables. It’s one of those comforting meals that is perfect for any night of the week, a slow cooker version of the classic Chinese pepper steak recipe.

Slow cooker pepper steak

This is a recipe that uses the slow cooker so it requires very little prep and still has amazing flavors. It also only takes 5-10 minutes of hands-on cooking time, which makes this a great option when you’re short on time but craving something hearty and delicious. 

The slow cooking process helps the meat become tender and flavorful while infusing the beefy tomato sauce into every last bite.

Slow cooker pepper steak

How to Make This Slow Cooker Pepper Steak Recipe

This recipe calls for:

  • 2 to 3 pounds sirloin steak
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, halved and cut into thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water mixed together to act as a sauce thickener
Slow cooker pepper steak

Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.

Season both sides of the steak with salt and black pepper as desired.

Heat a heavy large skillet over medium heat until the skillet is hot. Add the oil and then the steak. Brown beef on both sides but do not cook through.

Transfer the steak to the slow cooker liner.

Mix bouillon cube in hot water and deglaze the bottom of the skillet with the stock, scraping to remove any cooked on pieces.

Pour the liquid over the steak in the slow cooker.

Add red and green peppers, stewed tomatoes to the beef mixture.

Combine cornstarch, water, garlic powder, soy sauce and vinegar in a small bowl. Pour over the steak.

Season with salt and black pepper, if desired.

Cover the slow cooker and cook crock pot pepper steak on high for 3 to 4 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours.

What to Serve with this Easy Pepper Steak Recipe 

Slow cooker pepper steak is a hearty dish that can be served with:

Slow cooker pepper steak

What Cuts of Beef should I use to make Pepper Steak?

There are several options for pepper steak and each will make a big difference in this easy recipe.

For best results, use thin-sliced beef strips, sirloin tip or even round steak, as they are a less expensive option with the same flavors. 

Skirt steak or flank steak is another option as they are both tender and flavorful, holding up well with the marinade, but is on the pricey side.

When it comes to choosing the best cuts of meat, stew meat or chuck steaks are not a good option. Although this particular cut of beef can be flavorful and affordable; its toughness does not make it worth buying.

Slow cooker pepper steak

How to Store Leftover Pepper Steak

  • Store your leftover pepper steak in the fridge in an airtight container. 
  • Reheat your leftovers in the microwave or in a skillet. 
  • This is a great meal prep meal because you can freeze leftovers for up to three months if needed.
Slow cooker pepper steak
slow cooker pepper steak

Easy Slow Cooker Pepper Steak Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours 4 seconds
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes 4 seconds
This slow cooker pepper steak is an easy family favorite recipe that you will make again and again. It's one of those comforting meals that are perfect as a delicious dinner any night of the week.

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 pounds sirloin steak
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small onion, halved and cut into thick slices
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water mixed together to act as a sauce thickener

Instructions

    1. Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
    2. Season both sides of the steak with salt and black pepper as desired.
    3. Heat a heavy large skillet over medium heat until the skillet is hot. Add the oil and then the steak. Brown beef on both sides but do not cook through.
    4. Transfer the steak to the slow cooker liner.
    5. Mix bouillon cube in hot water and deglaze the bottom of the skillet with the stock, scraping to remove any cooked on pieces.
    6. Pour the liquid over the steak in the slow cooker.
    7. Add red and green peppers, stewed tomatoes to the beef mixture.
    8. Combine cornstarch, water, garlic powder, soy sauce and vinegar in a small bowl. Pour over the steak.
    9. Season with salt and black pepper, if desired.
    10. Cover the slow cooker and cook crock pot pepper steak on high for 3 to 4 hours or low for 6 to 8 hours.

Notes

What to Serve with this Easy Pepper Steak Recipe 

    • Mashed potatoes, roasted red potatoes, cauliflower rice
    • White rice or brown rice,
    • Egg noodles to make it even heartier
    • Vegetables like cauliflower or broccoli work as well 

What Cuts of Beef should I use to make Pepper Steak?

There are several options for pepper steak and each will make a big difference in this easy recipe.

For best results, use thin-sliced beef strips, sirloin tip or even round steak, as they are a less expensive option with the same flavors. 

Skirt steak or flank steak is another option as they are both tender and flavorful, holding up well with the marinade, but is on the pricey side.

When it comes to choosing the best cuts of meat, stew meat or chuck steaks are not a good option. Although this particular cut of beef can be flavorful and affordable; its toughness does not make it worth buying.

How to Store Leftover Pepper Steak

Store your leftover pepper steak in the fridge in an airtight container. 

Reheat your leftovers in the microwave or in a skillet. 

This is a great meal prep meal because you can freeze leftovers for up to three months if needed.

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