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Easy Crockpot Pepper Steak Recipe

by Nellie

This amazing and flavorful crockpot pepper steak recipe is slow cooked for 8 hours and can be served with your favorite side!

Amazing Crockpot Pepper Steak

You all know that I am a meat and potatoes kind of girl by default.  I’m pretty sure I know how to cook beef in every way possible!

Why this Crockpot Pepper Steak Recipe Works

  • It doesn’t take a long time to prepare
  • It’s versatile. (it goes with so many side dishes–or no side at all!)
  • It’s pretty.
  • It’s delicious. Every single time.
  • Everyone in my home loves it!

It’s no secret that the Crockpot and I are besties. This pork tenderloin recipe is also one of my favorites but I digress. This recipe is super easy and will likely use ingredients that are already in your pantry.

I originally got this recipe from Allrecipes.com and have switched it up a bit over the years to make it perfect for *me*.

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For example,  I don’t use stewed can tomatoes anymore after I read an article about canned vegetables that really made me think twice about it. I also use several colors of peppers because it’s just prettier. More tasty too!

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I also use an insane amount of onions because I love onions… So much! Throw everything together and you have got a great meal!

What ingredients do I need to make this Crockpot Pepper Steak Recipe?

2 pounds beef sirloin, cut into 2 inch
strips
garlic powder to taste
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cube beef bouillon
1/4 cup hot water
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 large green, red, and yellow bell pepper, roughly
chopped
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 teaspoon salt

Crockpot Pepper Steak

Here is the Crockpot Pepper Steak recipe remixed by me. You can get the original recipe here:

Easy Crockpot Pepper Steak Recipe
Yield: 8-10 servings

Easy Crockpot Pepper Steak Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 50 minutes

A super easy pepper steak recipe that is flavorful and no fuss.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef sirloin, cut into 2 inch
  • strips
  • garlic powder to taste
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cube beef bouillon
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 large green, red, and yellow bell pepper, roughly
  • chopped
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

    1. Sprinkle strips of sirloin with garlic powder to taste. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the vegetable oil and brown the seasoned beef strips. Transfer to a slow cooker.

    2. Mix bouillon cube with hot water until dissolved, then mix in cornstarch until dissolved. Pour into the slow cooker with meat. Stir in onion, peppers, soy sauce, sugar, and salt.

    3. Cover, and cook on High for 3 to 4 hours, or on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

Notes

Best served with white rice and/or veggies

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How do you store Crockpot Pepper Steak?

To store Crockpot Pepper Steak, it is important to cool the dish before storing. If you are not eating the steak right away, transfer it to an airtight container and refrigerate it for up to four days. When reheating the steak, make sure that it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. To ensure your steak stays moist and flavorful, try to not reheat it more than once.

If you need to store the steak for a longer period of time, freeze it in a freezer-safe container or wrap. The steak can be frozen for up to three months. To reheat from frozen, let the steak thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then heat in the microwave or oven until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. 

For food safety, it is important to never reheat cooked food more than once. Make sure that you cool and store your Crockpot Pepper Steak properly in order to maintain food safety standards. Proper storage will also help keep your steak moist and flavorful.

Why use a slow cooker to make pepper steak?

Slow cookers are a great way to turn tougher cuts of meat into delicious, tender meals. This method of cooking also locks in flavor and helps you save time by allowing the steak to slowly simmer until it’s finished. Plus, slow cookers use less energy than stovetop or oven cooking methods! So get out your crockpot and give this delicious pepper steak recipe a try!

What is good to serve pepper steak with?

Pepper steak is delicious served over rice or noodles, with a side of steamed vegetables. You can also serve it with mashed potatoes, French fries, sautéed onions and peppers, or a tossed salad. If you’re feeling creative, you can even top the steak with melted cheese for an extra cheesy kick!

What are some other great steak recipes to try?

Is crockpot pepper steak healthy?

Yes, crockpot pepper steak is a healthy dish. It’s packed with protein and fiber from the steak and vegetables, while the seasonings offer antioxidants and other vital nutrients that your body needs. To make this dish even healthier, opt for a lean cut of meat such as sirloin or flank, use low-sodium soy sauce, and reduce the amount of oil used. With these simple swaps, you can enjoy a flavorful and nutritious meal any night of the week!

What are some tips for cooking steak in the slow cooker?

When cooking steak in a slow cooker, it’s important to keep the heat low and cook the meat for a longer period of time. This will ensure that your steak is cooked evenly throughout without becoming dry or tough.

Additionally, you should make sure to check the internal temperature of the steak before serving to make sure it has reached at least 145°F. Finally, don’t forget to stir the steak every few hours while it’s cooking so that all sides get an even amount of heat.

Follow these tips and you’re sure to have delicious, tender slow cooker pepper steak in no time!


What is your staple dish? Have you ever made pepper steak in the Crockpot? How do you make your food pretty?

Here are some more awesome Slow Cooker Recipes that you will enjoy:

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8 comments

Kristina Walters January 8, 2015 - 5:29 am

I will definitely put this on my list! Thanks Nellie!

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Janine Huldie January 8, 2015 - 6:40 am

This looks delicious and always on the lookout for new crockpot recipes to try. And by the way, I love onions, too and the more the better 😉

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kita January 8, 2015 - 8:22 am

I am not a huge fan of peppers I use them to flavor and then pick it out of dishes like a child lol. This looks good though and I will have to try it. I am up for anything crockpot wise. I need to buy one more crockpot. Speaking of making food look pretty I am going to be taking a styling class at the end of Feb for food photography because I need to learn

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Kim January 8, 2015 - 3:24 pm

This looks awesome and I will definitely be trying it soon! I’m all about using my crockpot several times a week!!!

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FitBritt January 8, 2015 - 5:09 pm

I love crockpot recipes so much! They are so easy. I’m a huge fan of pasta so that is a staple in my house!

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Leslie January 8, 2015 - 8:54 pm

Mmmm…sounds tasty! I can’t imagine primarily eating beef – it’s gotten so expensive! Though using lots of colorful peppers and onion is always good in my book!

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Tamara January 9, 2015 - 9:57 am

mm.. Peppers are so pretty! And Cassidy uses canned tomatoes every now and then and I don’t know why. They’re organic, but I’m not into them at all.

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Michelle January 15, 2015 - 8:12 pm

Looks great, Nellie! I am always looking for more crockpot recipes! Pinned!

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