Pepper Steak Recipe

Slow_Cooker_Pepper_SteakIt’s been a while since I last ventured to publish a recipe. Has it been quiet on the slow cooker front? Not at all but most of what I’ve been cooking have been repeat performances. Back by popular demand and, sometimes, through simple expediency because I happened to have the ingredients to hand. Today, however, I thought I’d try something new/different. As always it’s easy to prepare.

Slow Cooker Pepper Steak

  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cooking Time: 8 hours on LOW
  • Ready In: 8 hours 25 mins
  • Serves: 4



  • 2 pounds beef sirloin, cut into 2 inch strips
  • garlic powder to taste (or garlic paste)
  • 1 cube beef bouillon
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch + 2 tablespoons cold water to mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 large green bell peppers, roughly chopped
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, with liquid
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce (use low sodium variety for low sodium needs)
  • 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt (omit for low sodium needs) – if you like your food salty.
  •  1. Trim the beef (if needed) and then cut into strips. Season with garlic powder or rub with garlic paste. Place in the bottom of slow cooker.
  • 2. Add the onions, half the green peppers (for their flavour), and tomatoes. Sprinkle the cayenne and black pepper over everything. Dissolve boullion in the hot water, mix corn starch with 2 tablespoons of cold water, add together with the soy sauce, white sugar and salt (omit salt for low sodium requirements) then pour over the ingredients.
  • 3. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours or LOW for 6 to 8 hours. Approximately 2 hours before serving add the rest of the green peppers (this means they won’t be mushy). Serve over jasmine rice, boiled (steamed) white rice, egg noodles (or boiled string if you don’t have any of these!).
 Picture by: Kreativess

Chef’s Notes

  • Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours; LOW 6 to 8 hours.
  • Omit salt and use low sodium soy sauce for specific dietary needs.
  • Try 1/2 to 1 tsp ground ginger instead of cayenne pepper for variety.
  • I used garlic paste and smeared it all over the cut strips of beef – which meant getting a tad messy but if you don’t mind the feel of the raw meat then it’s the best way to season the meat.
  • You can, of course, sear the strips first in a pan after you’ve seasoned them but I can’t honestly taste the difference and it takes up too much time for me.
  • Recipe source: Slow Cooker Pepper Steak.

4 thoughts on “Pepper Steak Recipe

  1. Okay…growing up in the Caribbean, my Dad made this dish often…except now I have a slow-cooker (vs a pressure cooker). But your recipe looks easy enough, and although my dish is already seasoned for tomorrow…I seem to be on the right track with my ingredients, I just needed a timeframe. Btw, you had me at “boiled string”…thanks goodness I have rice!! Great post!

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