Crockpot Pepper Steak Recipe: A Comfort Food Favorite

Indulge in the hearty goodness of a comfort food classic with my family Crockpot Pepper Steak recipe. This recipe is quick and easy and sure to be the new family favorite. Let the crockpot do the work for you, on those busy nights, transforming simple ingredients into a savory, melt-in-your-mouth delight.

Growing up my mom used to make this amazing Pepper Steak recipe. I continued making it for my friends all throughout college. It was always a hit with everyone and I still to this day have people ask me for the recipe. I decided I wanted to bring back my favorite childhood meal with a little twist, a crockpot meal.

This Pepper Steak recipe leans toward American comfort food, subtly nodding to Beef Tips and gravy, unlike the traditional Chinese versions I frequently have seen when I’ve googled for a similar recipe.

Why a Crockpot Pepper Steak Recipe?

I’ve been busy this school year with the kids and running them to and from school and their extracurricular activities. I was getting bored with some of the more traditional crockpot recipes and wanted something different but still quick. I was craving my mom’s Pepper Steak dinner but wanted a meal that would be done when I got home, rather than having to cook it while exhausted after a long day.

Inspired by her recipe, I decided to turn it into a crockpot meal. The slow-cooked pepper steak turned out incredibly tender—far superior to stove-top cooking. Trust me, it was delicious. Okay, I’ll stop raving about it now; let me share the recipe with you so you can use it for your next busy weeknight dinner.


  • Flank Steak: I like to buy this already cut up in strips to save time. I’ve always used fajita strips from my local grocery store but you could use any thinly sliced steak.
  • Onion: I use white onion for this recipe but if you’re in a pinch, red onion could substitute too.
  • Green Bell Pepper: The green bell pepper is the star of this dish “hence the name, Pepper Steak”. However, you can use any bell pepper you wish.
  • Beef broth: If you don’t have beef broth on hand you can substitute water.
  • Brown Gravy: The instant brown gravy packets make this recipe nice and easy. If you prefer you can also make your brown gravy from scratch.
  • Mushrooms: I enjoy the taste of mushrooms in this dish which means I always add them. However, I know they aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. These are option in this dish.

How to Make the Dish

First, in a small bowl, mix beef broth (or water), with brown gravy envelope, and flour.

Place flank steak in the bottom of the crockpot, season with salt and pepper.

Next, add onions and green bell pepper on top of steak.

If you’re using mushrooms, you will add them next.

Cover with brown gravy mixture.

Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-7 hours, until steak is tender.

Serve over a bed of rice or mashed potatoes.

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Crockpot Pepper Steak Recipe

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  • Author: Tandra Nicole
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


This easy Pepper Steak crockpot recipe is a delicious and comforting dinner. Enjoy the tender steak with a thick brown gravy.


  • 2 lbs of sliced flank steak
  • 1 small white onion, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 cups of beef broth or water
  • 2 envelopes of brown gravy mix
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • OPTIONAL: Mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  1. In a small bow, whisk together the beef broth (or water), brown gravy mix, and flour.
  2. Place the flank steak in the bottom of the crockpot, season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place sliced onions and green bell pepper (and mushroom, if using) on top of flank steak and pour the gravy mixture over.
  4. Cook on High for 3 hours or low for 6 hours, until steak if cooked through.
  5. Served Pepper Steak over mashed potatoes, rice, or noodles.
  6. ENJOY!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3-4 hours

How to Serve

There are several ways to serve this dish and you cannot go wrong. My traditional ways to enjoy Pepper Steak is served over either a bed of rice or mashed potatoes. Both of these variations proves to bring those comfort food vibes. You could also serve this over noodles as well!

How to Store

You can store this recipe in an airtight container in your refrigerator for 3-4 days.


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