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Crock Pot Pepper Steak

I LOVE easy dishes that will feed a lot of people. I make this dish for large winter and summer gatherings. I like to eat this beef with rice, noodles, or as a sandwich. If it is just for Andrew and I, then I will turn the leftover beef and peppers into a soup and freeze the rice for a later use. 

I originally found this recipe in my taste of home cookbook but you can also find it online

Crock~Pot & Rice Maker

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $26.93 as of December 2022.

  • If you have a stocked pantry this recipe will cost you about $19.33.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Recipe serves: 12

Serving size: 2/3 cup rice and 3 oz beef

Equipment needed: Rice maker and Crock~Pot

Total time: 6 ~ 8 hours


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a stocked pantry it will save you about $7.60.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $7.60 as of December 2022

  • cornstarch $1.24
  • ground ginger $1.94
  • soy sauce $1.58
  • sugar $2.84


Total: $19.33 as of December 2022

  • 3 pound round roast $14.06
  • 1 onion $0.78
  • 1 green pepper $0.82
  • 1 red pepper $1.38
  • 1 garlic bulb $0.67
  • 16 oz bag rice $1.62

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Place beef in crock ~ pot on top of the vegetables and cook on low for 6 ~ 8 hours. I like to salt and pepper my beef (about 1 teaspoon of each)
  2. 30 minutes before you are ready to serve make 4 cups uncooked rice (8 cups cooked)
  3. As rice is cooking remove roast and vegetables from the crock ~ pot on to a sheet pan to rest. 
  4. Place juices from the crock ~ pot in a sauce pot and bring to a boil. Stir in the the slurry until combined and continue to stir for 4 ~ 6 minutes until the gravy is thickened. 
  5. Serve the gravy with roast and rice. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Menu 7 – Family of 4

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