Slow-Cooked Pepper Steak Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Pepper Steak Recipe

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After a long day working in our greenhouse raising bedding plants, I enjoy coming in to this hearty beef dish for supper. It's one of my favorite meals. — Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6-1/2 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

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.


  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.
  2. 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.
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Pepper Steak in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p23

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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sarah2830 251939
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2016

"Excellent! So easy to prepare & my Husband loved it!"

hicks91 249201
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2016

"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."

KarenKeefe 246200
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2016

"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!"

timmel 233248
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2015

"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."

chefk7 218629
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2015

"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!"

sharivw 8029
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2014

"My husband doesn't like green pepper so I used both red and yellow, my family loved it!"

luigimon 5214
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2014

"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!"

mbb59 6762
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2014

"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!"

tammycookblogsbooks 5006
Reviewed May. 24, 2014 Edited Apr. 24, 2016

"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."

badgah 5995
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2014

"I thought this was a very nice and easy recipe. Taste was great; I will certainly make this again."

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