Here's what I started with:
My Mom's Pepper Steak Recipe:1 1/2lb chuck or round steak (cut if strips)
1/3 cup of flour
1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepper ( I like pepper, I probably used more than this)
1 large onion sliced or diced
1 green pepper sliced
1 lb. can of tomatoes ( I use 2 cans of 14.5 oz of diced tomatoes. I don't like the flavored tomatoes like garlic and basil etc. It gives the pepper steak a funny taste.
1 4oz can of mushrooms. I use stem and pieces.
3 tablespoons of soy sauce
Directions: Put steak strips, flour, salt and pepper in a crock pot and stir until the meat is coated ( I usually do this before I put it in the crock pot) Add all other ingredients to the steak in the crock pot. Cover and cook on High for 1 hour then turn down on low for 8 hours
or cook on high for 5 hours.
I usually make up some cornstarch and water when the pepper steak is done and add a little to thicken the 'gravy' .
You can serve over rice or with whatever sides you want
Here's how I did it:
#1 First, I cut all of the meat off of the bone.
#2 I seasoned the meat with Home Seasoning.
#3 I measured out 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour and covered the steak.
#4 The floured meat went into the crockpot.
#5 I cut up a green pepper and a large onion and added it to the crockpot.
#6 Next, I added 2 cans of diced tomatoes (not the flavored kind).
#7 I added 1 small can of mushrooms with stems and pieces.
#8 Finally, I threw in 3T of soy sauce--an absolute must for this recipe.
#9 Covered the crockpot and put it on to cook for 6 hours.
#10 About 20 minutes before it was time to eat, I put 2T of cornstarch in some water (just enough to make kind of a runny paste) and added it to the pot so the sauce would thicken up a bit.
This meal is a staple in our house. We all love it. It only takes about 5 minutes to prepare the pepper steak and then just turn on the crockpot and forget it. If you are in a hurry, you could defintiely put it all in the crockpot the night before and stick it in the refrigerator and then just turn it on before you leave for work in the morning.