5 Quick Summer Dinners Guaranteed to Please


2. Slow Cooker Steak and Peppers

The slow cooker is a summer cooking staple. Let it do the work while you take some well-earned “me” time.

  • Cuisine: American;
  • Category: Main Dish;
  • Serves: 2;
  • Prep Time:10 min;
  • Cook time:4 hr;
  • Nutrition Per Serving: 300;


  • 2 pounds beef stir-fry strips
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cube beef bouillon
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 medium white onion, sliced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper

Season the beef strips with salt and pepper, and brown in a skillet with the cooking oil. Transfer to slow cooker. Mix bouillon cube and cornstarch with hot water until dissolved and pour over meat. Add tomatoes, soy sauce, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, onion and sugar.

Cover and cook on high for 2 hours. Add red and green bell peppers and cook for another 2 hours. Serve over white rice or egg noodles.

Turn this simple recipe into killer cheese steak sandwiches by replacing the soy sauce with Worcestershire sauce and adding 3 tablespoons of your favorite steak sauce, such as A1. Serve on toasted rolls with melted provolone cheese.

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