Slow Cooker Pepper Steak


I know that a lot of people use their slow cooker mainly in the winter for warm comfort food, but I almost use mine more in the summer because the last thing that I want to do on a hot day is turn my oven on to cook dinner. I made this for dinner a couple of weeks ago and my husband has been raving about it ever since! The meat is so tender and full of flavor . . . definitely a slow cooker keeper!

Slow Cooker Pepper Steak
2 lbs beef sirloin, cut into 2 inch strips (I also have used 2 lbs of stew meat and it works great!)
Garlic powder to taste
1 cube beef bouillon
1/4 cup hot water
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup onion, sliced
1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, with liquid
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 large green bell pepper, sliced
1 large red bell pepper, sliced

Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place beef on bottom of crock pot and sprinkle with garlic powder.
Mix bouillon cube with hot water until dissolved, then mix in cornstarch until dissolved. Pour into the slow cooker with meat. Stir in onion, stewed tomatoes, soy sauce, sugar, and salt.
Cover, and cook on High for 3 to 4 hours, or on Low for 6 to 8 hours.
For the last 30 minutes of cooking, add the sliced peppers and turn heat up to high (if it wasn’t on high already). If you add the peppers any sooner, they become pretty mushy. I also added a tablespoon of cornstarch (mixed with 1 Tablespoon cool water) just before serving to the drippings left in the slow cooker, which made a yummy gravy that was perfect over rice.

Recipe adapted from AllRecipes

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  1. says

    I have made this before in my crockpot and it was AMAZING! I went to make it a second time tonight and THOUGHT I turned the crockpot on… only to find out 2 hours later I did not. I’m trying it on the stovetop now so hopefully it’s almost as good as it should be! :)

  2. Patti says

    I have made this recipe numerous times and always have rave reviews. Thank you so much for posting it. I’ve served it with mashed potatoes, rice, and egg noodles. I have just started a 1-lb pot for dinner this evening (just my husband and myself now).

  3. Tara a says

    This is great!!

    I have make this recipe several times and follow the recipe exactly. This is a huge hit in our family and so easy to make and clean up!

    Thank you! I’m so excited for the new cookbook!

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