Chinese Pepper Steak

  • 1-1/2 lbs boneless beef round steak
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 red or green bell peppers, cut into strips
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • 4 scallions, finely chopped

First, trim fat from steak and slice into thin strips. Mix together steak, garlic, salt, pepper, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and sugar in your crock pot. Cover and cook on low about 8 hours. 30 minutes before cooking time is done, set your crock pot on high. Add tomato and bell peppers. Dissolve cornstarch in water in small bowl; stir into steak mixture. Cover and cook for 30 minutes or until thickened. Stir in bean sprouts. Sprinkle with onions. Serve with rice.