Best Crock-Pot Pepper Steak Recipe

Tender Weekday Pepper Steak Made Easy    

Sliced beef combined with onions and peppers and cooked in a rich broth seasoned with soy sauce is what makes pepper steak so delicious and loved by many. The fresh ginger and red pepper flakes help to enhance the natural flavors of the beef while also adding a spicy twist.

Pepper steak is traditionally cooked as a stir-fry, but this recipe makes use of your slow cooker instead. The convenience of the Crock-Pot means that you can prepare the ingredients in the morning before work and come home to a fully cooked, delectable meal that will satisfy your entire family.

Total time: 8 hours, 15 minutes | Prep time: 15 minutes | Serves 4 to 5


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds top sirloin, cut into 2-inch strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, with liquid
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 large green bell peppers, roughly chopped


  1. Turn your slow cooker on high and allow it to heat.
  2. Use a large skillet to heat the olive oil. Place the pepper steak strips into the skillet to brown. Sprinkle the garlic powder over the meat. Stir with a wooden spoon until the meat is seared. Transfer the pepper steak to the slow cooker.
  3. Pour the beef broth into a mixing bowl. Add the cornstarch, salt, pepper flakes, soy sauce, ginger and sugar. Stir with a whisk until the contents are well mixed. Add the liquid to the Crock-Pot.
  4. Add the stewed tomatoes with liquid, onion and green peppers to the cooker and stir. Cover the Crock-Pot and turn the temperature down to low. Allow the pepper steak to cook for six to eight hours.
  5. Stir the steak and sauce with a wooden spoon when it is finished cooking. Transfer to a serving plate.

Traditionally, pepper steak is served with white rice, however, you may mix up your sides based on your preferences. Consider brown rice, wild rice, buttered noodles or rice noodles.

To thicken the sauce, add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch to 1/4 cup of water and stir. Pour the mixture into the Crock-Pot about 30 to 60 minutes before the cooking time is complete.

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