Nutrition: Total of 5 servings, 6 oz. steak portions. Approximately 380 calories, 38g protein per serving.
This delicious slow cooker pepper steak recipe is packed with protein and is easy to make. It can be made relatively low in fat if the right cut of meat is used. However, we shouldn’t avoid fats all together, our body needs them. Even though it is not the leanest cut of meat, I like using top round. It is leaner than most cuts and has just the right amount of fat that makes this recipe tasty. With the ingredients below, this recipe will yield about 5 servings (6 oz steak portions), and goes well with white or brown rice.
- 2 pounds of top round steak, cut 1/4-inch-thick and 3-4 inches long.
- Garlic powder (add to taste)
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 cube beef bouillon
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1 tablespoon of almond meal (or any healthy alternative to cornstarch)
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 bell peppers of your favorite color, chopped
- 1 (14.5 ounce) stewed tomatoes can, with liquid
- 1 teaspoon of white sugar
- 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
Step 1 – Season and Sear Steak
Sprinkle the garlic powder on the strips of steak to your desired taste. Using a large pan, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add steak strips to cooking pan in small batches to quickly brown both sides of the strips. Do not leave strips in pan for too long, we just want to quickly sear them. After searing a batch, add them to the slow cooker.
Step 2 – Making the thickening sauce
In a sauce pan, heat the bouillon cube with the 1/4 cup of hot water until it mixes. Then, mix in the almond meal until it dissolves. Add the thickening sauce to the meat in the slow cooker.
Step 3 – Add Remaining Items, Mix and Cook
Add the chopped vegetables, stewed tomatoes, soy sauce and sugar to the slow cooker. After mixing everything well, cover your slow cooker and turn it on. Cook on high for 3-4 hours, or low for 6-8 hours. I highly recommend the low setting if you have the time.
Step 5 – Enjoy
After being teased by the smell for hours, it is finally time for you to enjoy. Pepper steak goes well with any carbohydrate on the side: rice, beans or potatoes for example. For variety, try adding vegetables like potatoes or carrots to the slow cooker. You don’t need to adjust any ingredients, simply add for variety.
With this recipe, you can easily knock out 5 meals out of your week. Not only is it delicious, but it is low fat and has tons of protein. It takes about 20 minutes to prepare, but after adding it to the slow cooker, you are done!
Who says meal prepping is boring? I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you have some of your own, send them my way, I’d love to try them!