Mmm… Monday #5: Crockpot Pepper Steak

Food for thought is no substitute for the real thing.
~Walt Kelly

I’m in the process of gathering recipes for when I finally get to live with Huzzy again (hopefully VERY soon!).  I’m doing a huge hunt

I used red and yellow bell peppers along with the green bell peppers. I think it makes it prettier 🙂

for slow-cooker recipes. First because it’s cheap and second because when I get a job out there, most likely I’ll have to do an hour to

hour-and-a-half commute either into Seattle or Tacoma.  When I get home, there’s no way I’ll be up for cooking dinner. And I can’t trust Huzzy to boil an egg without burning it, so it’s up to me (yes, my plan is to teach him to cook… but when you’ve only lived together for seven weeks out of your nearly year long marriage, it’s kinda hard to do that!).

So here is one recipe that I found from It has great reviews (4 1/2 star with 953 reviews!) and I think it something we’d both love.  I think I’d add some red Bell peppers to it to make it a bit more colorful. Maybe some yellow Bells as well.

Oh, and I love how lets you change the serving portion so you can adjust the recipe. That’s awesome!

Brown sirloin strips and place in the slow cooker

Slow Cooker Pepper Steak


  • 2 pounds beef sirloin, cut into 2 inch strips
  • garlic powder to taste
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cube beef bouillon
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 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
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

    Combine the ingredients and mix together before cooking.


  1. Sprinkle strips of sirloin with garlic powder to taste. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the vegetable oil and brown the seasoned beef strips. Transfer to a slow cooker.
  2. Mix bouillon cube with hot water until dissolved, then mix in cornstarch until dissolved. Pour into the slow cooker with meat. Stir in onion, green peppers, stewed tomatoes, soy sauce, sugar, and salt.
  3. Cover, and cook on High for 3 to 4 hours, or on Low for 6 to 8 hours.


All finished! I put it on egg noodles first but rice is even better!

I found that many of the reviewers said they would buy the pre-sliced beef stir fry strips. I might have to do that if it’s not too much more expensive. Also, like I said, I’d  add some other color peppers in there for looks.

Do you have any favorite slow-cooker recipes?


13 thoughts on “Mmm… Monday #5: Crockpot Pepper Steak

  1. That sounds so yummy! I have only used my crock pot twice since we got it. I need to get it out again. There are a lot of yummy things to be made 🙂

  2. OH MY, that looks delish!! I must try this! Thanks for posting. I have tried out some new amazing recipes. I keep meaning to post them!!

  3. I have an obsession with 🙂

    I cant trust my husband to boil an egg without at least one of them popping. Goodness.

  4. My favorite crock pot recipe…..Roast:

    Buy a roast that will fit in your crock pot, boneless is best, but whatever works for your budget will do just fine.

    Take a can of any kind of cheese soup (canadian, cheddar, cheddar and broccoli, etc) and mix it with a package of onion soup mix.

    Salt and Pepper the roast, put it in the crockpot and place the soup mixture on top. Cook till done. I do this before I go to work, so mine ends up in the crockpot for at least 10 hours.

    If I want veggies…..I put potatoes, carrots and onions in the bottom, then the roast and pour the mixture on top. The soup with the meat juices are yummy.

  5. Sounds totally yum! I personally always went to recipezaar punched in what I want to cook and then click “sort by ratings” which gives me the best recipe at the top. 600 people can’t be wrong! LOL.
    Have you ever thought about a white chicken chili! Soo good!

  6. If you’re looking for some pretty easy recipe’s for him, while not all of them are slow cooker Campbell’s makes an AMAZING cookbook that I have, it has 3 parts, one is 3 ingredients or less…makes it absolutely fool proof. They have some slow cooker ones too. I bought mine at Barnes and Nobel in the Silverdale Mall…but I’m pretty sure amazon has it as well.

  7. Sounds delicious!

    I’m not much of a crock pot cook. I’ve used it about 5 times since we’ve been married and that was at the very beginning.

  8. I love my slow cooker and use it all the time. It’s been a big help in saving money and time.

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