If you are looking for an easy but delicious crock pot dinner idea then this Crockpot Pepper Steak Recipe is for you.

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A plate filled with rice and then this crock pot pepper steak on top with chop sticks picking up some of the pepper steak.

Crockpot Pepper Steak and Rice Recipe:

This slow cooker pepper steak recipe is very easy to make packed with flavor. Our entire family loves this Chinese pepper steak recipe and we have put it on the family favorite rotation list. I think your family will love it too.

Serve over a bed of rice along side a salad and dinner is done. In fact, we make our rice in the Instant pot, so this dinner was crazy easy using my two favorite appliances.

A black plate topped with rice and this crock pot pepper steak with peppers on top of the rice.

Easy Recipe for Pepper Steak:

I don’t know about you, but our weeknights are so easy during the school year. Between soccer or basketball practice, church, and the kids games or school activities there isn’t a lot of time to cook dinner.

Which is why I tend to just love using the crock pot for an easy weeknight meal. This Crockpot Pepper Steak and Rice Recipe is perfect for those busy nights when you know you won’t have time to cook.

Thanks to this easy pepper steak recipe you don’t have an excuse to make dinner even on the busiest nights.

Ingredients to make this crock pot pepper steak


  • Beef strips (I used thinly sliced round steaks and sliced them into strips)
  • Green bell pepper, sliced thick
  • Red bell pepper, sliced thick
  • Onion sliced thick
  • Beef Broth
  • Soy sauce
  • Ground ginger
  • Garlic powder
  • Black pepper
  • Brown sugar

How to Make Peppered Steak in Crock Pot:

  • Step 1 – Add beef, peppers and onions in crock pot – Place the beef, bell peppers and onions in a slow cooker.
  • Step 2 – Season – Add the seasonings, brown sugar, and soy sauce over the beef and peppers.
The raw ingredients in a black crock pot.
  • Step 3 – Add Broth – Pour the beef broth in the crock pot. Stir to combine.
  • Step 4 – Slow Cook – Cover and cook on low for 5 hours or until the steak is cooked through.
  • Step 5 – Serve and enjoy – Serve over a bed of white rice.
The pepper steak recipe in a black crock pot topped with sesame seeds.

How to Make the Sauce the Thicker:

If you could like your sauce to be thicker add in a cornstarch slurry. Follow these easy steps for a thicker sauce.

  • When you have about one hour left on your cooking time, add in the cornstarch slurry.
  • In a small bowl combine 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with a ¼ cup of cold water.
  • Mix together. Stir in to the crock pot. Turn the crock pot on the high setting and let the sauce thicken for the last hour of cook time.

Tips for Easy Pepper Steak Recipe:

  • Steak – Thinly slice the steak in about the same size strips so that it cooks evenly.
  • Peppers – I like to cut the peppers in a large strips so that it doesn’t get mushy while it is cooking.
  • Combining Ingredients – While the steak and peppers are cooking, it is important to allow the ingredients to cook without stirring. I like the steak to remain in strips until it being shredded.
  • Cooking Steak – I like to cook this pepper steak recipe on low so the steak cooks tender.
A plate of this pepper steak over rice on a black plate with chop sticks next to the plate.

Can I use a Different Kind of Steak?

Yes, you can different cuts of beef. These are my recommendations:

  • Flank Steak
  • Beef Stew Meat
  • Round Steak
  • Any thinly slice steaks

Substitutions and Variations:

  • Peppers – The recipes calls for green peppers and red peppers. But I have made this with just green bell peppers and it still turned out amazing.
  • Onions – If you are out of fresh onions, you can add in a tablespoon or two of minced dried onions for an easy substitutions.
  • Change the meats – You can easily change the meat to what you have on hand. Cut the meat into strips or leave it as a whole piece.
  • Stir-Fry – Make this crock pot recipe into an easy stir-fry recipe. Cook the ingredients in some olive oil in a skillet or wok for a quick and easy recipe.
  • Bouillon Cubes – We recommend using beef broth, but you can use water and toss in some bouillon cubes for added flavor.
  • Mushrooms – Mushrooms can be added to this pepper steak recipe. If you prefer, you can also cook the mushrooms in a skillet and serve over the top when the recipe is finished cooking.
  • Red Pepper Flakes – Add in red pepper flakes if you prefer your dish to be a bit spicy.
  • Worcestershire Sauce – To add a bit of tangy and deep flavor, you can mix in a tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce.
Pepper Steak on white rice on a plate

How to Serve Pepper Steak:

There are many different ways to serve this pepper steak. These are some of my family favorite options:

  • White Rice – I like to make a big batch of rice and freeze it to serve with other recipes.
  • Brown Rice – Brown rice is a delicious side with this pepper steak recipe.
  • Egg Noodles – Cook and prepare egg noodles as indicated on the package. Make sure you serve it with the sauce with the steak and vegetables.
  • Roasted Vegetables – For a low carb option, serve the steak and peppers with a side of roasted vegetables.
  • Quinoa – Quinoa is a high protein option but is an amazing side or delicious served with this crock pot steak.

How to Store Leftovers:

We love having this Pepper Steak leftover. The ingredients really marinate together overnight and it taste even better next day. Store in an air tight container for up to 4 days for a delicious lunch the next day.

This recipe is great to meal prep with for the week. Add a side of rice, roasted vegetable and the slow cooker pepper steak.

Can you Freeze Pepper Steak?

Yes, you can freeze pepper steak. Place the leftover pepper steak in a freezer container or a zip lock freezer bag. If stored properly the pepper steak will last about 3 months.

When you are ready to serve again, place in the freezer container in the refrigerator to thaw overnight. Then reheat in the microwave or stovetop until heated thoroughly. Serve with rice and your favorite vegetables.

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Crockpot Pepper Steak Recipe

4.91 from 482 votes
Need an easy crock pot recipe? This Crockpot Pepper Steak Recipe is delicious! Easy pepper steak recipe is simple to make. Chinese pepper steak recipe
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 10 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine Chinese
Course Dinner
Calories 188
Author Carrie Barnard


  • 1.5 lbs round steak (cut into thin strips)
  • 1 green bell pepper (sliced thick)
  • 1 red bell pepper (sliced thick)
  • 1/2 onion (sliced thick)
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp brown sugar


  • Place the beef, bell peppers and onions in a slow cooker.
  • Add the seasonings, brown sugar, and soy sauce over the beef and peppers.
  • Pour the beef broth in the crock pot.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 2.5-3 hours until the steak is cooked through.
  • Serve over a bed of white rice.

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Recipe Notes

If you could like your sauce to be thicker. One hour before dinner is ready, in a small bowl combine 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with a ¼ cup of cold water. Mix together. Stir in to the crock pot. Turn the crock pot to high and let the sauce thicken for the last hour of cook time.
The peppers are soft in this recipe.  If you prefer firm peppers, do not add them in at the beginning of the cook time and stir them in for the last 1 hour of the cooking time if cooking on low or 30 minutes if cooking on high.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 188kcal, Carbohydrates 5g, Protein 28g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 71mg, Sodium 793mg, Potassium 546mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 695IU, Vitamin C 42mg, Calcium 35mg, Iron 3mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Crockpot Pepper Steak is super easy and delicious. Great way to sneak in veggies. I always add mushrooms and baby corn 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! Easy to just put in the crackpot and have dinner ready and no hard task to prepare dinner!

  3. 5 stars
    My favorite is pepper steak yummy. Everyone loves this. Also we love the potroast.

  4. One of our favorites. It’s very tasty and easy. Love the way the house smells.
    Even in my old crockpot it’s easy peasy
    I’ve been getting your emails for quite awhile. Thanks for your inspiration. When I have no idea what sounds good for suppers.

  5. 5 stars
    I have made many times and it is great. Easy Easy Easy. Taste is great .You need to try this recipe

  6. This recipe was so quick and easy. (It made the house smell delicious, too!). I make this at home, and to put in my son’s freezer for days he works late. He loves it. It’s definitely a Family favorite.

  7. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! It was easy to make and delicious. My family loves it and I have passed this recipe to several extended family members. ??

  8. 5 stars
    Just made this tonight. Easy and delicious! My only change – I doubled the garlic & black pepper amounts. Thank you!

  9. I thought I would try one of your recipes saying that I am new to the sites. So I tried the crockpot pepper steak oh my gosh it was fantastic the meat was so tender the juices were so flavorful and my husband enjoyed it immensely thanks

  10. This was delicious, and what better way to cook it but in a crock pot, just fantastic

  11. 5 stars
    Delicious!!! Easy to prepare. The meat came out tender. Easy clean up because we ate it all!!!

  12. 5 stars
    Recipe turned out great, my family loved it! I took the juice after it was done cooking and used it to make the rice (gave it a wonderful taste)! Easy to put together and I loved that it was ready to eat when I got home from work! Thank yiu

  13. 5 stars
    So easy and delicious! My family loved it, I’ll definitely make again! Thanks for the recipe.

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