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Pepper Steak and Rice (Slow Cooker Recipe)

Slow Cooker Pepper Steak and Rice Recipe

This amazingly delicious slow cooker pepper steak and rice is the perfect recipe for a busy stay at home mama like myself!

I always like to plan out my family’s dinner for the week.

It makes my days less stressful and it cuts down the trips I have to make to the grocery store.

I usually go once a week.

I wish I could space them out even more but we buy a lot of fresh fruit so I usually need to make another visit to the grocery to get more.

Anyways last nights planned dinner was this awesome slow cooker pepper steak and rice!

This is one of our favorites.

I know I know, we have a lot of favorites but this is seriously soooo good.

You really need to try it!

It’s impossible not to like it.

This recipe makes a lot so I was able to have leftovers the next day which is awesome.

I love leftovers!

This slow cooker Pepper Steak and Rice recipe is the perfect meal to cook in your slow cooker this Fall and Winter.

 How to Make Slow Cooker Pepper Steak and Rice

The first thing I do is brown the meat in a cast iron skillet.

I do this in batches so I don’t crowd the skillet.

Then I transfer the meat to my slow cooker.

Then I add the garlic, crushed tomatoes, beef bouillon cube, soy sauce, brown sugar, water and LOTS of cracked black pepper.

I set the slow cooker to low for 8 hours.

The reason I didn’t add the bell peppers and onion at this moment is because I didn’t want them to become completely mushy.

I like them to retain some sort of crunch so I add them later.

browned meat in slow cooker

My favorite part of the meal are the peppers and onion.

I’m obsessed with bell peppers they are delicious!

When I was at the grocery I happened to notice that the green bell peppers were a lot cheaper than the other bell peppers.

I have no idea why.

I thought it was strange because to me they are the best tasting bell peppers.

So after four hours of cooking the meat and other ingredients in the slow cooker I add the bell peppers and onion.

I don’t stir.

I just simply lay them on top and continue cooking.

bell peppers, onion and garlic for slow cooker pepper steak and rice

After 2 hours I added the cornstarch and water to thicken up the liquid then I cooked for an additional hour on high.

So it took 7 hours total to cook.

The reason I switched it to high during the last hour was because it was getting late and I wanted to take photos of it while it was still daytime.

Otherwise I would have left it on low.

While my pepper steak was still cooking I whipped up some white rice real quick.

I hope you enjoyed this post!

If you make my slow cooker pepper steak and rice let me know how it turns out I ‘d love to hear!

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This slow cooker Pepper Steak and Rice recipe is the perfect meal to cook in your slow cooker this Fall and Winter.
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Slow Cooker Pepper Steak and Rice Recipe

This Slow Cooker Pepper Steak and Rice recipe is the perfect meal for the Fall and Winter weather.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings
Calories 550 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 to 3 lbs Boneless Chuck Roast cut into small pieces
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 4 bell peppers cut into slices I used 2 green and 2 red
  • 1 white onion quartered
  • 2 or 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • lots of cracked black pepper
  • salt
  • 1 1/2 tbs cornstarch

Instructions

  1. In a skillet over medium heat add the olive oil. When hot add some of the pieces of chuck roast. Season with salt.
  2. Cook until the meat is browned on bottom then flip and brown the other side. Do this is batches so the skillet isn’t crowded.
  3. Transfer meat to slow cooker. Add garlic, lots of cracked black pepper, tomatoes, bouillon cube, brown sugar, soy sauce and water.
  4. Set slow cooker for 8 hours on low.
  5. After 4 hours add the sliced bell peppers and quartered onion to the slow cooker.
  6. Cook for an additional 2 hours. Then add the cornstarch to 1/4 cup of cold water and stir.
  7. Add the cornstarch mixture to the slow cooker and stir.
  8. Cook for another 2 hours on low or for 1 hour on high.
  9. The pepper steak and rice is ready when the meat is tender and easily falls apart.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Pepper Steak and Rice Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 550 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 156mg52%
Sodium 530mg23%
Potassium 1348mg39%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 46g92%
Vitamin A 2810IU56%
Vitamin C 115.6mg140%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 6.9mg38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Sheree

Wednesday 21st of April 2021

When do you add the rice?

Theresa

Tuesday 21st of April 2020

Hi do you trim the roast before cooking I hate meat with fat on it but I know sometimes it helps give meat flavor?

Carissa

Wednesday 22nd of April 2020

Hi, no, I never trim it.

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Gordon

Sunday 10th of June 2018

Hi. Can you advise how much soy sauce to use. Not listed in ingredients. Thank you.

Carissa

Sunday 10th of June 2018

Oops I'm so sorry! Add two tablespoons of soy sauce . When it's done I usually shake on more soy sauce on my plate.

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