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Slow Cooked Pepper Steak

April 7, 2013Teresa

2013 – Gluten Free Living

Slow Cooked Pepper Steak is an easy way to make pepper steak without a lot of fuss. I use at least 3 different colors of bell peppers to provide color, plus I include mushrooms which were not in the original recipe. Everything cooks in the crockpot so there’s not a lot of stirring or pot-watching going on with this recipe. It’s quite tasty and not an extravagantly expensive dish to prepare.

Back in the late nineties we first sampled this delicious entree when we visited in the home of Dale and Norma Bryant whom we knew from church. Norma fixed all kinds of wonderful dishes that night. I’m pretty sure I collected at least 4 if not 5 recipes from her after that amazing meal we feasted on.

Our boys were high school age then and Dale and Norma’s kids were adults. They loved having young people in their home and treated our boys like their own grandchildren. It was such a lovely meal.

Over the years we have been the ones to do most of the hostessing and the few times we have spent eating meals in other people’s homes have been very cherished times indeed. We really don’t care that much about the food and what someone is serving or not serving–just the opportunity to get to know others better has been our lifeblood for years.

If you’re not used to hostessing people in your home, consider perfecting 2 or 3 really good meals (including all the sides and accompaniments) and start having people over. I wish I could tell you every meal I’ve ever served has been perfect. Far from it! I’ve had stuff overcooked or extra crispy for company and most of the time they just eat it anyway grateful for the invitation to dine with us.

This is one of those recipes that is easy to make and you can use for company. We always serve it over rice. Serve it with a side veggie or salad, some fresh bread if you prefer, and a quick dessert like Dump Cake, and you have everything taken care of!

If you’re looking for an easy pepper steak recipe, consider trying Slow Cooked Pepper Steak. It tastes delicious and is easy to throw together.

When I initially posted this recipe in April 2013, I was not yet adept at using my Canon camera. (Even after three years I do not consider myself adept!) Even still the original pictures were taken with an iPhone so they were less than pleasing. I recently remade this recipe (April 2016) and retook the pictures so you can have a better idea of what this entree looks like.

I basically cook it in the crockpot in two batches. The first section of time cooks primarily the meat and broth, the second section adds the bell peppers and mushrooms. Otherwise, if you cook them all together the veggies can get over cooked. I do suggest increasing the ginger in the recipe and, of course, you can always add additional seasonings as desired. Also, the original recipe calls for the beef to be browned in oil first. I eliminated that step and the excess oil by cooking it all in the crockpot.

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Delicious Slow Cooked Pepper Steak is easy to prepare and a great entree for entertaining.

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Serve with the traditional chopsticks or a fork! 

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This tasty dish is a family favorite.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients, plus brown rice. If possible, soak the rice covered with water while the Pepper Steak is in the crockpot. If not, even an hour will help.

Soaking releases the phythates that cause grains to be indigestible. If we soaked our wheat berries before processing you wouldn’t have so many people with celiac disease or gluten allergies. I soaked the rice several hours.

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Spray crockpot with cooking spray. Cut beef down into strips and toss into the crockpot.

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In a small mixing bowl pour soy sauce. Dice onion and add to soy sauce. Add minced garlic, sugar, pepper, ginger and water (if necessary). Stir to combine.

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Add onion and soy sauce mixture. I added some water because it just didn’t have much moisture, but after the tomatoes, bell peppers and mushrooms cook down there is plenty of liquid. Cook in slow cooker a couple of hours or until beef is just about done.

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Slice tomatoes and bell peppers. I like having the different colors. Rinse mushrooms. Add tomatoes, mushrooms, and bell peppers to crockpot and cook an additional hour or so until vegetables are tender.

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Measure cornstarch into a cup or bowl. Add water and whisk to combine. Add to crockpot and stir. Repeat process if Pepper Steak juices are not thick enough.

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Serve Slow Cooked Pepper Steak over rice.

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Bell peppers and mushrooms flavor this dish very nicely. A touch of ginger adds the finishing touch.

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Meanwhile, cook rice according to package directions. I usually measure 3 cups of water for every cup of rice cooked. I cooked 2 cups of rice and started with 6 cups of water. This was how much it made.

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To serve: Spoon rice onto a plate. Top with Pepper Steak or set on the side.

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Slow Cooked Pepper Steak is an exceptionally tasty dairy free, gluten free main dish.

Here’s the recipe.

SLOW COOKED PEPPER STEAK

(Recipe adapted from Norma Bryant, when we attended Southwest Baptist Church, DeSoto, TX)

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Tasty Pepper Steak dish made in the crockpot. This one has a savory and flavorful sauce. Serve over hot cooked rice or noodles. This recipe is gluten free.
Slow Cooked Pepper Steak | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | No time for a difficult, time consuming meal? Try this great #beef entree that cooks in the #crockpot. #glutenfree #bellpeppers #mushrooms
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Slow Cooked Pepper Steak | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | No time for a difficult, time consuming meal? Try this great #beef entree that cooks in the #crockpot. #glutenfree #bellpeppers #mushrooms
Instructions
  1. Cut beef into strips.
  2. Transfer to slow cooker.
  3. Combine next eight ingredients; pour over beef.
  4. Cover and cook on high - about 2-3 hours until meat is tender.
  5. Add tomatoes, mushrooms, and bell peppers; cook on low for 1 to 2 hours longer, when veggies are fork tender.
  6. Combine the remaining water and cornstarch to make a paste; stir into liquid in slow cooker and cook on high until thickened.
  7. Repeat with more water and cornstarch, if necessary, to thicken mixture according to your tastes. Serve over noodles or rice.
Recipe Notes
NOTE: Check seasonings. You may want to increase the ginger and salt and pepper, as desired.
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[b]Slow Cooked Pepper Steak[/b]
Recipe Type: Beef Main Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Norma Bryant when we attended Southwest Baptist Church, DeSoto TX
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
Tasty Pepper Steak dish made in the crockpot. This one has a savory and flavorful sauce. Serve over hot cooked rice or noodles. This recipe is gluten free.
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ to 2 lbs. round steak (I used eye of round)
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ¾ to 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ½ tsp. ginger
  • ¼ to ½ cup water
  • 4 tomatoes cut up or 16-oz. can tomatoes with liquid, cut up
  • 1 large orange bell pepper cut into strips
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper cut into strips
  • 1 large red bell pepper cut into strips
  • 8-oz. sliced washed mushrooms
  • ½ cup cold water
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • Cooked noodles or rice
Instructions
  1. Cut beef into strips.
  2. Transfer to slow cooker.
  3. Combine next eight ingredients; pour over beef.
  4. Cover and cook on high – about 2-3 hours until meat is tender.
  5. Add tomatoes, mushrooms, and bell peppers; cook on low for 1 to 2 hours longer, when veggies are fork tender.
  6. Combine the remaining water and cornstarch to make a paste; stir into liquid in slow cooker and cook on high until thickened.
  7. Repeat with more water and cornstarch, if necessary, to thicken mixture according to your tastes. Serve over noodles or rice.
Notes
Check seasonings. You may want to increase the ginger and salt and pepper, as desired.
Slow Cooked Pepper Steak | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | No time for a difficult, time consuming meal? Try this great #beef entree that cooks in the #crockpot. #glutenfree #bellpeppers #mushrooms

Doesn’t Slow Cooked Pepper Steak look wonderful?

Slow Cooked Pepper Steak | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | No time for a difficult, time consuming meal? Try this great #beef entree that cooks in the #crockpot. #glutenfree #bellpeppers #mushrooms

Slow Cooked Pepper Steak is a great entree for people with gluten or dairy intolerance.

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Slow Cooked Pepper Steak BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Tasty Pepper Steak dish made in the crockpot. This one has a savory and flavorful sauce. Serve over hot cooked rice or noodles. This recipe is gluten free.
Slow Cooked Pepper Steak | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | No time for a difficult, time consuming meal? Try this great #beef entree that cooks in the #crockpot. #glutenfree #bellpeppers #mushrooms
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Slow Cooked Pepper Steak | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | No time for a difficult, time consuming meal? Try this great #beef entree that cooks in the #crockpot. #glutenfree #bellpeppers #mushrooms
Instructions
  1. Cut beef into strips.
  2. Transfer to slow cooker.
  3. Combine next eight ingredients; pour over beef.
  4. Cover and cook on high - about 2-3 hours until meat is tender.
  5. Add tomatoes, mushrooms, and bell peppers; cook on low for 1 to 2 hours longer, when veggies are fork tender.
  6. Combine the remaining water and cornstarch to make a paste; stir into liquid in slow cooker and cook on high until thickened.
  7. Repeat with more water and cornstarch, if necessary, to thicken mixture according to your tastes. Serve over noodles or rice.
Recipe Notes
NOTE: Check seasonings. You may want to increase the ginger and salt and pepper, as desired.
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