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Asian Pepper Steak {Slow Cooker} | www.tasteandtellblog.com

I know what you’re probably thinking – “this is a Rachael Ray recipe and it’s a slow-cooker meal?  I thought she was the queen of 30 minute meals?”

Yeah, I have to admit that I never thought I’d see a slow-cooker recipe come from Rachael Ray.  But that’s one reason I love her talk show – she can go beyond the 30 minutes if she wants to.  And just because this takes longer than 30 minutes to cook, it only takes minutes to put together!!

I knew I was going to be having a crazy day yesterday, and I remembered that several months ago, RR did a week long of slow-cooker recipes on her talk show.  So, to the internet I went to find something easy for dinner!  I had almost all of these ingredients on hand, so my choice was made.  I’ve said it before, but I’m not a fan of the texture of meat after it’s cooked in a slow-cooker.  This meal was really delicious, but once again, the meat just wasn’t for me.  I guess it’s because I like my beef a little more on the rare side, and this is definitely well done.  Almost falling apart well done.  But the flavors are all there, and it’s surprisingly very flavorful and not watered down like a lot of other slow-cooker recipes get.  So this recipe is a great one – especially if you don’t mind the texture of the meat!

There is one thing – and I remember her mentioning this on her show – that I think is very important when it comes to using your slow-cooker – you have to do something to brighten and freshen the dish up.  The recipe calls for bean sprouts which I left out, but the fresh cilantro and the lime juice are key in this dish.  Don’t skip out on them!

Asian Pepper Steak
from the Rachael Ray Show

serves 6-8

3 pounds beef sirloin
3 tablespoons cornstarch
3 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
2 tablespoons ginger, grated
1 large onion, sliced
3 red bell peppers, sliced
3 yellow bell peppers, sliced
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
4 tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 cup soy sauce
ground black pepper, to taste

2 cups bean sprouts
1 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
2 limes

For Serving:
Prepared rice

In a large skillet, sear the meat in some EVOO until nice and brown on both sides. Remove the steak to a cutting board and slice the steak into 1-inch thick strips.

Place the sliced steak into the crock-pot bowl, then dust the meat with cornstarch and mix the meat around until there is no more visible cornstarch.

Add the remaining ingredients except for the topper ingredients to the crock-pot, then place a lid on top and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.

When you are ready to serve, get a medium bowl, mix the topper ingredients and place a portion of the mixture on top of each portion of Asian Pepper Steak. This will add pop of freshness and texture.

Serve on top of cooked rice.


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That’s it!! Simple, simple. Just make sure the recipe is a Rachael Ray recipe – it doesn’t matter if it comes from her talk show, 30-Minute Meals, her magazine, or one of her cookbooks. But it must be from Rachael Ray. Any posts that don’t follow these two rules will be deleted from the Mr. Linky.

I can’t wait to see what you’ve made!



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11 Responses to Saturdays with Rachael Ray – Slow-Cooker Asian Pepper Steak

  1. nancy says:

    I love the ease of cooking with a slow cooker…This recipe sounds really delicious!

  2. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    A great way of cooking steak!



  3. Allison says:

    I'm a big RR fan. I never thought I'd say that, until my son was born 10 months ago. Being able to get dinner on the table in 30 minutes is priceless. I'll have to start playing along here soon. Bookmarked accordingly. 🙂

  4. Jennifurla says:

    Oh delish, I have like all the recipes I have made by her. Fresh Cilantro is my current addiction.

  5. Debbi Does Dinner Healthy says:

    I love this in the slow cooker! I haven't made any Rachael Ray recipes in awhile though I have several saved!

  6. Joanne says:

    Rach is definitely super duper versatile. That's one of the things I love about her as well. Most of my slow cooker recipes come out looking horrible but this looks so colorful and tasty!

  7. teresa says:

    i've really been trying to use my crockpot more lately, it guarantees us a hot dinner that's not frozen pizza! this looks awesome!

  8. Vivienne says:

    i wish we have RR on tv here too!!
    such colourful dish even tho it was slow cooked! i don't mind the softer fallen apart meat at all..yumm!

  9. Monet says:

    What a great tip…to brighten your slow cooked meals with something like citrus or fresh herbs. I love it! Thank you for sharing. I hope your week brims with love and joy.

  10. Emily says:

    This sounds great! I'm loving my slow cooker lately.

  11. Cathy says:

    I made this today since I'm not supposed to be moving around much (recovering from surgery) and figured the slow cooker would get a work out for a week or two. This was great! I have always loved pepper steak and the fussy 14 year old in my house ate two helpings and wanted leftovers for lunch. The lime juice and bean sprouts really made the dish. Thanks for posting it.

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