I made this for dinner the other night and even the boys ate it (minus the peppers), so I consider it a success! A couple notes: I only used 1 pepper and thought it was enough, but if you really like peppers, you can certainly add more. Also, I did not have cornstarch so I substituted Wondra and it worked perfectly!
Slow Cooker Pepper Steak
2 Tbsp. oil
2 lbs. sirloin steak, cut into strips
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 med. onion, chopped
1/3 c. reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1-2 green bell peppers, cut into strips
1/4 cup cold water
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
hot cooked white rice
Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and steak. Cook until steak is browned. Transfer meat and pan juices to slow cooker. Add onion, soy sauce, sugar, salt, ginger, and black pepper. Mix well. Cover. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. In final hour of cooking, add bell pepper strips. Before serving, mix together water and cornstarch; stir into slow cooker. Cook on high for 10 minutes or until thickened. Serve over hot rice.
For more great slow cooker recipes, check out Slow Cooking Thursday over at Diary of a SAHM!