Monday, June 29, 2009

Blue Plate Mondays - Slow Cooked Pepper Steak

Our cookbook...

Welcome to (un)Deniably Domestic’s Blue Plate Mondays. I am so excited to be here today and share with you our ongoing and growing cookbook. I have collected links from all of our recipes thus far and organized them in one post for easy access! I hope you will take a few moments to click on the cookbook and check out the goodies and all of your kitchen panache. We are working on a goal of helping to refresh each others’ cooking strategy, spice up dinner, and make some treats. I look forward to watching our cookbook grow.

The recipe I am sharing this week is likely better for cold weather fare, but lends itself to summer cooking because cooking in the slow cooker keeps the kitchen much cooler. It is an old family favorite. This recipe can easily be doubled for a big family dinner or potluck.

Slow Cooked Pepper Steak

1 ½ - 2 pounds beef round steak
2 T cooking oil
¼ c soy sauce
1 c chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 t sugar
½ t salt
¼ t pepper
¼ t ginger
4 tomatoes, cut into 1/8s or 1 (16 oz) can cut tomatoes
2 large green peppers cut into strips
½ C cold water
1 T cornstarch

Cooked noodles, rice or mashed potatoes.

Cut beef into 3 inch by 1 inch strips and brown in oil in a skillet. Transfer to a slow cooker.

Combine the next 7 ingredients and pour over beef. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.

Add tomatoes and green peppers; cook on low for one hour longer. Combine the cold water and cornstarch to make a paste; stir into liquid in slow cooker and cook on high until thickened.

Serve over noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes.

I served mine with fresh asparagus we picked up at the Farmer’s Market.

After dinner, finish off with Bea's Oatmeal Cake.

Happy eating,


Here at (un)Deniably Domestic, we will be expanding our menus and filling up our recipe boxes with new recipes every Monday. Showcase your best recipes, share a food story, and make new friends. Gourmet is not required, just good food that tastes great.

I hope you will join us and share your favorite recipes. It is easy.

1. Create a post on your blog that includes a favorite recipe. Don’t forget the stories and any attribution necessary. If you don’t have a blog, e-mail your recipe to me and I will post it here for you.
2. Link in with the Mr. Linky at the end of this post. Please be sure to do this after you have created your recipe post.
3. Check back often to see who is sharing recipes and visit the participants and leave comments.
4. Challenge yourself to try a new recipe each week and cram your recipes boxes full!


  1. This looks delicious!!
    I know this is a meal my husband would love - and that is a difficult task at times!

    So thank you for giving me another recipe!

  2. Hi!
    Your blue dish is lovely!
    And the recipe looks yummy!
    Greetings from Italy!