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Crock Pot Pepper Steak

Crockpotpeppersteak

We generally eat chicken and ground beef, as it is usually less expensive.  Occasionally we like to get steak, or other beef cuts.  We had some sirloin left in our freezer from a 1/4 cow we got, and I wanted to use it, mix things up a bit.  My Mom used to make Pepper Steak for us a lot growing up, but always on the stove.  Sometimes when I have made it, I seem to overcook the meat and then it is just so tough.  Then I came across this recipe for making it the crock pot.  So simple.  Flavors really combine simmering on low all day.  And it was so good!!  The meat came out super tender and flavorful, and the sauce was fabulous over rice.  There were NO leftovers, and it made a lot!!  This will for sure be one we make often.

Serves 4-6 for about $1.40/serving

INGREDIENTS:

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2 pounds beef sirloin, cut into 2 inch strips – $4-6??

garlic powder to taste

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 cube beef bouillon

1/4 cup hot water

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/2 cup chopped onion – $0.17

2 large green bell peppers, roughly chopped – $1.78 (I used red)

1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, with liquid – $1.28 (I used diced)

3 tablespoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon white sugar

1 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS:

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Sprinkle strips of sirloin with garlic powder to taste. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the vegetable oil and brown the seasoned beef strips. Transfer to a slow cooker.

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Mix bouillon cube with hot water until dissolved, then mix in cornstarch until dissolved. Pour into the slow cooker with meat. Stir in onion, green peppers, stewed tomatoes, soy sauce, sugar, and salt.

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Cover, and cook on High for 3 to 4 hours, or on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

ENJOY!!