I was looking for a quick slow cooker recipe to make today (quick meaning 3 to 4 hours). After searching through a great site of slow cooker recipes, I came across this one. I haven’t had pepper steak in forever. It’s a favorite meal of mine that my dad makes. I changed the recipe up a bit and took some help from the store to save a little time (by getting already sliced beef).
This is definitely a keeper! It was pretty quick to pull together, the meat was so tender, and the sauce was so delicious.
Start by browning the meat…
- Slice about 1.5 pounds of beef round and season it with some garlic powder. (If you’re looking to save time like I was today, buy the pre-sliced beef.)
- Heat a couple of tablespoons of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- When the oil is hot, add the beef, seasoned side down. (You will probably need to cook the beef in two batches. Don’t overcrowd the pan!)
- Season the other side of the meat with some more garlic powder.
- When the meat is browned on one side, flip it and brown the other side.
- Place the browned beef into your slow cooker.
- Pour 1/3 cup beef stock into a measuring cup.
- Add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.
- Whisk to combine.
- Pour the mixture over the meat.
- Slice a red pepper, a green pepper, and an onion.
- Add the veggies to the slow cooker.
- Add 1 small can of stewed tomatoes. (Don’t drain the can before adding.)
- Add 1 teaspoon of sugar.
- Sprinkle in 1 teaspoon of salt.
- Pour in 3 tablespoons of soy sauce.
- Stir well to combine everything.
- Cover and cook on high for 4 hours (or low for 8).
When the meat is almost done, make some rice. You could just use boil-in-a-bag. That is considered unacceptable in my house though. So, I used my rice cooker to make some brown rice.
To serve, pile some rice onto your plate.
Top with the pepper steak, spooning on some extra sauce.