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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Crockpot Wednesday.... pepper steak

Hello & welcome to Crockpot Wednesday, hosted by Debbie @ Dining w/ Debbie . Thsi is my first time playing in this meme..."hello" to those of you I already know & "nice to meet you" to those of you I don't.

For today's post, I am sharing a pepper steak recipe. Now this is not your typical Chinese pepper steak... this recipe has a more tomatoey flavor. Good but if you're craving standard Chinese fare, you probably won't be happy w/ this recipe. I Americanized it even more & served it on top of garlic & chive mashed potatoes.

Crockpot Pepper Steak

2 pounds beef sirloin, cut into 2 inch strips
garlic powder to taste
salt & pepper
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tbp beef base
1/2 cup hot water
2 tablespoons wondra flour
1 large onion, sliced
2 large bell peppers, sliced (I used red & yellow this time)
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, with liquid
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup worcestershire
1 tbp minced garlic
1 teaspoon white sugar

1.Sprinkle strips of sirloin with garlic powder & salt & pepper, to taste. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the vegetable oil and brown the seasoned beef strips. Transfer to a slow cooker.
2.Deglaze skillet w/ hot water (or chicken or beef broth...even wine) & scrape up brown bits...stir in beef base. Pour into the slow cooker with meat. Stir in stewed tomatoes, soy sauce, crushed red pepper, garlic, worcestershire & sugar.
3.Cover, and cook on High for 3 to 4 hours, or on Low for 6 to 8 hours. Add onions, bell peppers & wondra the last hour, if cooking on high & the last hour & a half, if cooking on low.

For more crockpot recipes, visit Debbie's Crockpot Wednesday post.


Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Hi Cami! It's us again...!!! We've been trying to fix that problem...can you check if you are getting updates now in your Reader's list??? Thank you soooo much!!!

BTW: my daughter's name is Camila, but we call her Cami. LOVE that name!!
Thanks once again!

Melissa said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe! I like the idea of combining some of the Asian flavors with some traditional American dishes.

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Now this looks real good. Thanks for sharing this recipe- I'm going to try this one. Yummy!

María Cecilia said...

Hello Cami, thank you so much for being a follower... I´m trying to do the same but don´t find the option bar. I love the treasures you´ve found, I want them all!!... but no cooking for me, I´d better be in the garden or in furniture.
Sending lots of good energy to Clifton.
María Cecilia, from Chile

Shelia said...

Hi Cami! Yum! This looks delicious and I'll have to try it! Thank you for joining me in my joyness.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

heartnsoulcooking said...

THANKS!!! for the GREAT!!! recipe. Geri

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Katy ~ said...

Yummmm...Cami, you've always had the best recipes. You know I stalk your food, don't you? LOL

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Yum! I love to leave a crockpot on in the morning and come home to a wonderful smell and dinner already cooked in the evening. Thanks for the recipe. laurie