Slow-Cooked Pepper Steak Recipe
- 1-1/2 pounds beef top round steak
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges or 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 large green pepper, cut into strips
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 cup cold water
- Hot cooked noodles or rice
- 1. Cut beef into 3-in. x 1-in. strips. In a large skillet, brown beef in oil. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine the onion, soy sauce, garlic, sugar, salt, ginger and pepper; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender. Add tomatoes and green pepper; cook on low 1 hour longer or until vegetables are tender.
Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; gradually stir into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 20-30 minutes until thickened. Serve with noodles or rice.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled beef mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a covered saucepan, gently stirring and adding a little broth or water if necessary. Yield: 6 servings.
1 cup (calculated without noodles): 232 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 639mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
Reviews for Slow-Cooked Pepper Steak
"This was actually quite flavorful. Easy to make. We really liked it and I will make it again!"
"Excellent! So easy to prepare & my Husband loved it!"
"My mother introduced this to me. So mouthwatering I can never wait for it to be done. I've used canned tomatoes and also rotel."
"Incredible dish and so easy to make! I used top sirloin steak but didn't change another thing! Will be a keeper in our household!"
"I make this regularly. Serve over rice and with wheat rolls and corn. Only change I make is using tomato sauce instead of diced because of the picky eaters in my house."
"I have this on a regular basis....I make it exactly the way the recipe says and it always turns out perfectly. I serve mine over hot fluffy rice. My husband and son love it, and the leftovers (if any) are really good. Great dish!"
"My husband doesn't like green pepper so I used both red and yellow, my family loved it!"
"This Is wonderful! I used a round roast, as that is what I had in hand, and the canned diced tomatoes. It turned out so good, and I will make this again. Served mine with buttered noodles. Yummy!"
"Great flavors blended in,,, my husband (who is wonderful, but picky when it comes to food) loved it,,, used a red and yellow pepper~ brown sugar to make the tomatoes less tart~served with buttered noodles, and applesauce~good deal!"
"If you are looking for a good and easy slow cooker recipe this one is for you. I tried this out in 1994 when it was first published in Taste of Home. I've been a fan of it ever since then. The soy sauce gives it a great taste. I don't like ginger so I leave it out. I also use diced tomatoes since they are available and flavorful anytime of the year."
"I thought this was a very nice and easy recipe. Taste was great; I will certainly make this again."
"I did not care for the taste. I have made other recipes for this same thing and they are much better. This also needs more liquid."
"Made this pepper steak and it was wonderful! Followed the recipe exactly except I used stew meat instead of round steak. It worked perfectly and might a less expensive option. Served this over basmati rice. My husband said this recipe is definitely a keeper. It tasted somewhat like swiss steak. Great recipe!"
"Been looking for recipes instead of grilling all the time while in Florida for the winter (to hot to use oven). This is so easy to put together....delicious in everyway....a keeper."
"I have gotten lazy in the last few years and now cook only what is quick and easy.I love slow cookers and this looks quite easy so will give it a try."
"This recipe was very easy to put together. My family really liked it and next time I may try chicken instead of beef. I did serve it with extra soy sauce for more flavor."
"I learned how to make Pepper Steak from a Chinese friend. Never put tomatoes in it, or tomato sauce. She always put fresh ginger in the marinade and left it in when she cooked it. It was so good. We always serve it with rice."
"Good -- I followed the recipe, except that I added the tomatoes and peppers at the beginning, and cooked everything for 8-1/2 hours, then thickened the sauce on my stove top. It turned out well, will make this again."
"add 1 can beef broth also and drained tomatoes"
"Delicious sauce. Did not thicken with corn starch, and it was perfect over noodles.Added 14 oz can of diced tomatoes and few slices of peppers on top of onion mixture and slow cooked on high 4 hours. Then added thick red and green pepper strips and tomato wedges on top and cooked another hour.Fantastic meal."
"OMGoodness, this is excellent!!"
"This is a family favorite! It used to be one of our "special" meals, but now my young son loves it and requests it often. I usually double the ingredients for the marinade, and it helps it to remain moist."
"Very good, will make again."
"This is a favorite of my family and friends. Tried and true!"
"So good! Even my picky-eater kids loved it. Didn't have time for slow-cooker, so made on stove top and used stew meat. Still excellent! We like it with rice."
"This recipe is a family favorite my mom and Dad request it all the time they cant get enough. the only thing I do different is add a can of tomato sauce.great recipe thanks for sharing."
"I have this in my cookbook. Excellent."
"This smelled so good while it was cooking, but we found the flavor to be just average."
"Another goodie from the 1996 Collector's Edition and a family fav for years!!"
"Yum! better with rice than egg noodles!"
"Tried this for my brother who remembered my mom made this when we were growing up. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS. He and I plus three of our friends were all raving about how good it was. WILL DEFINITELY MAKE AGAIN!!!"
"This is the best recipe ever. My son is a very picky eater and he loves this. We put it over mashed potatoes and add veggies. It's quick and fast."
"I omitted the salt since soy sauce is salty. I also added one can of beef broth to make it less dry. Stewed tomatoes work well too. Other than that, its perfect! I have this written in my keeper cookbook and have made it many times over the years. Love it!!"
"Delicious. My family loved it. It is different than most slow-cooker meals. Just what I was looking for. I have made it twice so far and will make it again this week."
"Simple to make, delicious tasting, LOVED IT!"
"Family loved it."
"Really good, and very easy to make."
"Loved this. Cheap and flavorful. Fam loved it. Great left overs too. Even better the next day."
"I have used this recipe for years. Its always a crowd pleaser. It is an easy recipe to add your own touch to."
"This recipe always gets raves when I serve it. Without fail, people ask me to share this recipe. Thanks to Sue Gronholz who submitted this one several years ago."
Full-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.