Slow-Cooker Pepper Steak

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours


12 servings

Updated: Mar. 11, 2022
Pepper steak is one of my favorite dishes, but sometimes the beef can be tough. This recipe solves that problem! The slow cooker keeps things simple and makes the meat very tender. I've stored leftovers in one big resealable bag and also in individual portions for quick lunches. —Julie Rhine, Zelienople, Pennsylvania
Slow-Cooker Pepper Steak Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 beef top round roast (3 pounds)
  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 8 cups hot cooked brown rice


  1. Place roast, onion and peppers in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add water and garlic. Cook, covered, on low until meat is tender, 6-8 hours.
  2. Remove beef to a cutting board. Transfer vegetables and cooking juices to a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch, soy sauce, sugar and ginger until smooth; stir into vegetable mixture. Return to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes.
  3. Cut beef into slices. Stir gently into sauce; heat through. Serve with rice.

Can you freeze Slow-Cooker Pepper Steak?

Freeze cooled beef mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add a little water if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 322 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 444mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.