Crock Pot Pepper Steak
This slow cooker pepper steak is simple, comforting and so delicious! It's another Crock Pot meal for a busy week day, or any day you want to make it! It is a great way to use a tougher cut of beef, like round steak. I used sirloin steak for it, but either way the pieces of steak turn out amazingly tender! The steak cooks together with the peppers and onions in a rich, hearty sauce. This is traditionally served with white rice, but you know I love my brown rice! This could also be served with potatoes or even noodles if you like. The only step before you put it all in the Crock Pot is a quick browning of the steak in a skillet. That is it, and then throw it all in and it's another wonderful dinner waiting for you and your family at the end of the day!
The leftovers are a great to meal prep a lunch or two for the next day as well!
Here's what you need:
2 lbs sirloin steak (or even tenderized round steak)
1 green bell pepper, cut into thick slices
1 red bell pepper, cut into thick slices
1 onion, cut into thick slices
1 beef bouillon cube
1/3 cup lower sodium soy sauce
1 T sesame oil
1/2 t minced ginger
1 t garlic minced
1/4 t black pepper
1 15 0z. can petite diced tomatoes
1 T honey
1 T cornstarch ( to thicken at the end of cooking time)
Toasted sesame seeds to garnish if desired
Rice to serve with it, if you like
Heat a little oil in a skillet and brown the strips of steak quickly and put into the Crock Pot. Mix the beef bouillon cube with 1/4 cup boiling water until it is dissolved. Add the peppers, onion, bouillon mixture, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, pepper, tomatoes and the honey to the Crock Pot. Stir gently to mix. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the steak is very tender. When it is ready, mix cornstarch with about 1/4 cup cold water and add to the Crock Pot and stir to thicken the sauce. Cook about ten more minutes. It is ready to serve! Enjoy!
* If you like your peppers a little more crisp, add them into the Crock Pot about halfway through the cooking time instead of at the beginning.