Crock Pot Pepper Steak ( Lots of flavor)

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Crock Pot Pepper Steak is a popular dish known for its rich flavors and tender meat. By using a slow cooker, the steak becomes incredibly juicy and infused with the aromatic ingredients. With minimal effort, you can create a restaurant-quality meal right in your own kitchen. Let’s dive into the details of this flavorful recipe.

What cut of meat is best for pepper steak?

Selecting the most desirable steak cut is important to have a restaurant-quality pepper steak dish at home. In pepper steak recipes, the steak cooks fast; therefore, for a firm, tender, and sweeter flavor, pick fresh flank steak, sirloin, or round steak as opposed to frozen.

Why is pepper steak sometimes chewy?

Many people wonder why their pepper steak turns out chewy. While some assume it is due to their cooking method, it actually has to do with the quality of the meat and where it is cut from. Butchers cut their pepper steak from different parts of the steer, and depending on the location, it can be very tender or tough.

How do restaurants make their steaks so tender?

Most fine restaurants age their beef to intensify the flavor and improve the tenderness of the cut. Wet aging is a common method where the meat is vacuum-packed and allowed to age in its own juices. This process is done by over 90% of fine steakhouses.

Crock Pot Pepper Steak


  • 1 pound beef round steak cut into bite-size pieces
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large onion sliced thinly into half-moons
  • 1 red or green bell pepper seeded and sliced
  • 1 can 14 to 15 ounces diced tomatoes with juices
  • 1 can 4 ounces sliced, mushrooms, drained
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Cooked rice if desired, for serving


  • Place the pieces of beef in your slow cooker. Sprinkle with the flour, salt and pepper. Toss with your hands to coat the meat with the flour. (For extra flavor I used a couple of teaspoons of Montreal Steak Seasoning, instead of salt and pepper.)
  • Add the onion, pepper, tomatoes, mushrooms and soy sauce.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours, until the beef and vegetables are tender.
  • Serve over cooked rice, if desired.


Tips for Making Perfect Crock Pot Pepper Steak
- Choose the right cut of meat: To ensure a tender and flavorful pepper steak, it is crucial to select the right cut of meat. Fresh flank steak, sirloin, or round steak are excellent choices. Avoid using frozen steak, as it may affect the texture and taste of the dish.
- Slicing the steak: When preparing the steak for the recipe, be sure to cut it into bite-size pieces. This will make it easier to eat and allow the flavors to penetrate the meat evenly.
- Seasoning variations: While the recipe calls for salt, pepper, and soy sauce, feel free to experiment with additional seasonings. You can add garlic powder, paprika, or even a pinch of red pepper flakes to customize the flavor according to your taste preferences.
- Adjusting the thickness of the sauce: If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can mix a tablespoon of cornstarch with a little water and add it to the slow cooker during the last hour of cooking. Stir well to ensure

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