Mmmmm Slow Cooker Pepper Steak from Rita


SLOW COOKER PEPPER STEAK WITH SCALLION SESAME RICE

Ingredients

1-1/2 to 2 pounds round or sirloin steak, sliced into approx. 1/2” thick strips

1/3 cup soy sauce

1-1/2 generous cups chopped onion

1 generous teaspoon minced garlic

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon ginger paste (buy this in the Oriental section of the store, or simply use 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger)

2 bell peppers, cut into julienne

5-6 plum tomatoes, cut into wedges

Slurry

1/4 cup cold water mixed with 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Instructions

Spray inside of crockpot. Place steak, soy sauce , onion, garlic, salt, pepper and ginger into crockpot. Stir.

Cook on low 4-6 hours until meat is tender. Taste and if steak is flavorful enough, make slurry of just the cold water and cornstarch. If it needs more flavor, add 1/4 cup soy sauce to the slurry. Stir into pepper steak mixture.

Add peppers. Cook on low l hour longer or high 1/2 hour just until peppers are crisp/tender. Stir in tomatoes. Serve over scallion sesame rice. Serves 6-8.

Tip:

If steak needs more flavor after it’s cooked: stir together and add to pot:

1/4 soy sauce and 1/4 cup cold water mixed with 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Scallion sesame rice

1-1/2 cups Uncle Ben’s long grain converted rice

3 cups water

1 teaspoon salt

1 bunch scallions (green onions), sliced thinly, root ends included

Pure sesame seed oil

Cook rice according to package directions (bring water and salt to a boil, add rice, lower to a simmer, cover and cook 20 minutes). Stir in scallions and shake in enough sesame oil to taste.