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

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

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.

You may also love our Instant Pot Orange Chicken Recipe for another easy Asian Recipes.

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 beef recipe you don’t have an excuse to make dinner even on the busiest nights.

Ingredients to make crock pot pepper steak: sliced steak, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, sliced onions, soy sauce, cornstarch, ground ginger, garlic powder, pepper and brown sugar.


  • 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
  • Cornstarch
  • Cold Water

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.
The beef, sliced onions, sliced bell peppers and seasonings in the crock pot.

Step 2 – Season – Add the seasonings, brown sugar, and soy sauce over the beef and peppers.

The beef broth poured over the ingredients int he crock pot.

Step 3 – Add Broth – Pour the beef broth in the crock pot. Stir to combine.

The sliced beef, bell peppers and sliced onions cooked in the crock pot.

Step 4 – Slow Cook – Cover and cook on low for 5 hours or until the steak is cooked through.

Cornstarch and cold water whisk together in a small bowl.

Step 5 – Cornstarch Slurry – Mix together the cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl to make a cornstarch slurry.

The sauce is in the crock pot thickened and mixed into the beef, peppers and onions.
  • Step 6 – Thicken Sauce – Stir this mixture into the crock pot. Cook on high for 30-60 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  • Step 7 – Serve and enjoy – Serve over a bed of white rice.

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.
The pepper steak recipe in a black crock pot topped with sesame seeds.

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.
A plate of this pepper steak over rice on a black plate with chop sticks next to the 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.
  • Fried Wonton Recipe – This recipe makes an easy appetizer.

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.

Pepper Steak on white rice on a plate

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

4.94 from 651 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 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine Chinese
Course Dinner
Calories 188



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  • 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.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and cold water.
  • Stir this mixture into the crock pot. Cook on high for 30-60 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
  • Serve over white rice.

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Recipe Notes

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. William says:

    5 stars
    This one is really good what I did different was I rolled the stew beef in flour and browned it before I put it in the crock pot, makes the meat really tender, And instead using a broth use a brown gravy and a beef gravy packets 1 of each. And I omitted the ginger and cornstarch step.

  2. Anthony Bartolo says:

    5 stars
    Very Good thankyou

  3. Jeff says:

    5 stars
    Always looking for something new

  4. Carrie Barnard says:

    I’m so glad you liked it!

  5. Sandy says:

    5 stars
    I made this, this past Saturday for dinner. While my grands picked out the peppers, they loved it and had seconds. My two adult kids also had seconds. So, next time I’ll double the recipe. This was quick, easy, minimal hands on and delicious.

  6. Donna says:

    5 stars
    Just made the pepper steak recipe. Delicious!

  7. Carrie Barnard says:

    You can mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/4 cup water or broth. Stir together and then stir into the crock pot. Cook on high for about 30 minutes uncovered or until thickened.

  8. Len Blackledge says:

    I’m making your pepper steak recipe. How can I make the broth a little thicker?

  9. Carrie Barnard says:

    You can actually use either one.

  10. Kat says:

    Good recipe, but in the video you use been STOCK but in the list of ingredients you use beef BROTH- they are similar but still different, so its a tad confusing which one you’re actually supposed to use…

  11. Patty says:

    5 stars
    Such a good recipe! It’s been one of stand by recipes for a while now. Easy to fix and just let it go in the crockpot. I usually don’t put the peppers and onions in until a couple of hours before it’s finished, that way they don’t get as mushy.

  12. Jean Sutton says:

    My liquick was all very watery? Had to pull out all the liquid and thicken it with cornstarch!

  13. Rog says:

    5 stars
    Thank you so much for your recipes. I really enjoy them. Most of the recipes are easy and don’t require a lot of ingredients. I’m a diehard crockpot user. Keep up the great work!!

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