Use of the slow cooker makes this meal super simple and the meat so tender

With the aid of my handy dandy slow cooker I decided to make one of the special treats of my childhood, Pepper Steak for an early Christmas celebration. My mom always made hers on the stove top, but with a few modifications, I was able to take mine to the slow cooker and have it come out moist and delicious for the special visit from my parents and relatives.

Enjoying our family Christmas celebration a few days before Christmas was nice but it meant I had a lot to do right off a busy week to get ready. That’s why the use of the slow cooker on the day of their arrival was so wonderful. I got to setup the dinner with about five minutes of prep work invested (awesome) and have it ready to greet them with the wonderful aroma of the A1 sauce when they arrived. In between I stirred it one time. The slow cooker did all the work, while I worked on prepping the house for all the visitors.

Christmas Greetings


If you’re familiar with reading my blog, you’ll notice this is one of the super rare occurrences of a beef recipe you will find on this site. Since I gave up eating red meat five years ago after a purification cleanse, I did not even sample this meal. But with three adults and five kiddos eating it with satisfaction, I stand behind this recipe and feel confident sharing with you. Just fare, warning not to expect any more beef recipes for a while.

Chopping red bell peppers


  • 2 lbs beef tips (steak cut up into cubes)
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 or 3 large bell peppers diced
  • 1 10 oz bottle of A1 Sauce (or alternative, although I think nothing can beat the flavor of A1)
  • 1/2 TBSP dried basil
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 TBSP garlic powder
  • 2 cups beef broth (buy gluten free)

A1 Sauce


  1. Place the cut up beef tips (steak tips) into the bottom of the slow cooker. Sprinkle with the garlic powder, basil and salt.
  2. Pour in the entire 10 oz bottle of A1 sauce (or alternative), beef broth (check for gluten free), Putting contents of pepper steak into the slow cookercan of tomatoes and the chopped up bell peppers and onion. Stir to mix contents, but leave the steak along the bottom of the slow cooker.
  3. Cover and set cook settings to six hours. Stir half way thru and when finished. If when finished you think your sauce needs a little thickening you might opt to add in a teaspoon or two of glucomannan. I personally added in two. But did one at a time to evaluate the thickness first.
  4. Serve over a bed of rice. Jasmine rice is wonderful recommendation.
    Pepper Steak made in slow cooker served over rice

    Pepper Steak poured over the bed of rice

Can you believe how simple that is? Prep time is like five minutes. Wonderfully simple with a big reward. Enjoy and Merry Christmas.

Pepper Steak made in slow cooker served over rice