Spicy Slow Cooker Beef & Bell Pepper

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With every recipe that I make, I am more and more in love with my slow cooker. It’s amazing that such delicious, healthy and easy meals can be done while you’re gone, with no stirring or attending to it of any kind, except for light prep before and after it’s cooked.
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I love takeout beef and bell pepper and this is the lightened up version of it. I purposely did not brown up the beef, onion or the bell pepper to not use any oil, but if you wish, the dish would be even better if you brown up the beef on high heat with some oil, remove it to the slow cooker;  then in the same skillet toss the onion and bell pepper until some browning occurs and only then layer it in the slow cooker. So here’s to delicious, healthy meals for busy moms!

Slow Cooker Spicy Beef & Bell Pepper
  • 2 lbs beef chuck, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups chopped to 1 inch squares bell pepper
  • 1/2 medium onion, peeled, cut in half, sliced
  • 1 cup broth or 1 cup water + 3 bullion cube
  • 2 Tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tsp freeze dried garlic
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp – 1 Tbsp Sriracha sauce
How to make Slow Cooker Spicy Beef & Bell Pepper

Place the meat on the bottom of the slow cooker.

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Top with sliced onion. For even better flavor, sauté onion in skillet until golden brown, then add it to the slow cooker.

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Top with cut up bell pepper.
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Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic.
Mix the broth with Sriracha; or water, bullion cubes and Sriracha. Pour over the peppers and beef.
(if using bullion cubes, add only 1 tsp salt). Set on high heat for 3.5-4 hours.

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After 3.5 hours this is what it will look like.

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Mix 1/2 cup water and 2 tablespoons corn starch. Add 1 cup of liquid from the meat & pepper mixture and cook on medium heat until boiling, then cook 2 minutes past boil to remove the cornstarch flavor. Add this mixture back to the meat and bell peppers. Sprinkle with chopped parsley, stir and serve.

Slow Cooker Spicy Beef & Bell Pepper - Clean, healthy and delicious, all in one! Doesn't get better than this! by Let the Baking Begin!Slow Cooker Spicy Beef & Bell Pepper - Clean, healthy and delicious, all in one! Doesn't get better than this! by Let the Baking Begin!

Serve hot over rice, noodles or mashed potatoes.

 

Spicy Slow Cooker Beef & Bell Pepper

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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs beef chuck, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups chopped to 1 inch squares bell pepper
  • ½ medium onion, peeled, cut in half, sliced
  • 1 cup broth or 1 cup water + 3 bullion cubes
  • 2 tsp freeze dried garlic
  • ⅓ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp – 1 Tbsp Sriracha sauce

To thicken

  • ½ cup water
  • 2 Tbsp corn starch

Instructions

  1. Place the meat on the bottom of the slow cooker. Top with sliced onion. For even better flavor, sauté onion in skillet until golden brown, then add it to the slow cooker.Top with cut up bell pepper. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic.
  2. Mix the broth with Sriracha, or water, bullion cubes and Sriracha. Pour over the peppers and beef.
  3. (if using bullion cubes, add only 1 tsp salt). Set on high heat for 3.5-4 hours.
  4. Mix ½ cup water and 2 tablespoons corn starch. Add 1 cup of liquid from the meat & pepper mixture and cook on medium heat until boiling, then cook 2 minutes past boil to remove the cornstarch flavor. Add this mixture back to the meat and bell peppers. Sprinkle with chopped parsley, stir and serve.
  5. Serve hot over rice, noodles or mashed potatoes.

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  • This beef looks so good, I am pinning!!!

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  • Mommy

    Will be trying this too! What kind of rice do you use for Plov? Since you introduced me to sushi rice, I’ve been using it instead of basmati, but soon learned that it should not be used as a replacement for every dish that requires basmati rice, as in soaps for example ( too starchy in my opinion). Thanks dear.

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    • Well, to be honest I still use sushi rice for plov, just because I don’t like the smell of basmati so much. I rinse out the rice very well before I add it to anything, which rinses out a lot of the starch from the outside. Also, when making plov, do not ever stir it once you add the rice to the pot as this allows the starch to develop or come out and will make the plov mushy.
      But, if you want the rice grains to be less starchy definitely go with basmati or at least jasmine rice.

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  • This slow cooker beef looks mega delicious! Love the flavours, so comforting and yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Thanks Jess! it definitely is!

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  • Tanya

    Looks yummy! Would I be able to substitute freeze dried garlic for regular and so how much?

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    • Yes, of course, just put about half the amount (1 tsp).

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  • brittany

    Could this be cooked on low for a longer time?

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  • I work for about 8-9 hours during the day, could this cook for that long?

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    • Put it on low and then you can cook it for 8-9 hours.

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  • How many does this recipe serve?

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    • about 3-4

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      • Christa

        Can you list the nutrition information? This looks really good and I bought everything to make it. I’m trying to keep track of all my nutrient intake. TIA!

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  • A

    Could you use chicken instead?

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    • I don’t see why you couldn’t, but can’t tell if the time and the liquid amount would be the same if you used chicken since I haven’t done it with this recipe.

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  • jay

    Hi! Sounds delish! But, do you use beef or chicken broth/bouillon? Thank you!

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    • Hi Jay!
      I use chicken bouillon.

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      • Anna

        I am curious why you use chicken instead of beef broth when the meat in the recipe is beef??- just bought the ingredients to make this tonight and assumed before reading comments that it was calling for beef broth

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        • Hi Anna, you can use either chicken or beef broth with this recipe, both will be fine. I just have chicken broth on hand at all times and that is what I used, that’s why it says chicken broth in the recipe 🙂

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  • TaratheMick

    i think you’re missing the cornstarch in your list if ingredients

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  • under ingredients you do NOT list corn starch but then you call for it in the recipe.

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  • Melissa

    Do you have to do the sauce-thickening part for it to still taste good? Or is there anything the cornstarch can be substituted for? Thank you!

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    • Michelle

      I usually use a flour/water mixture to thicken instead of cornstarch.

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  • Amanda

    Could I freeze this? If so would I put everything together raw and freeze? Or separate raw meat from onion and peppers? Want to make as a freezer meal for a friend who is having a baby.
    Thanks 🙂

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  • Alia

    Why can I use in place of sriracha if I don’t want the dish to be spicy?

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  • I made it for dinner tonight and it turned out great! I seared the beef and sauteed the veggies before I threw them in the crockpot…thanks so much!! Its hard for me to find crockpot recipes that actually taste good so I’m pumped.

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    • Searing really improves this dish even more, I’m glad you loved this recipe! Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback!

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  • LaAnn

    I made this last night with some modifications. After thickening, it was a little too much like beef gravy for my liking (probably because I used beef broth instead of chicken) so I added soy sauce, sesame oil, and lime juice. My picky husband had 3 servings, so I take that as a sign it was a hit!

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  • Shannon

    I just made this today and it’s great! I’m not usually a fan of bell peppers but decided to make this for my husband. We both really enjoyed it. Thanks for the great, super easy recipe!

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  • Nicole

    Dinner tonight. I floured, seasoned, and browned the meat first. Dumped it into the crockpot, added the onions to the leftover flour, sauteed them with the peppers and minced garlic, added the sauce to deglaze the pan and dumped that on top of the meat.

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  • sarah

    Can you tell me how you would make ahead and freeze?

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    • I haven’t done it before myself so I wouldn’t feel comfortable recommending something I can not guarantee the end result of. May be some other commenters have done so? Sorry I couldn’t be of more help 🙁

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  • Michelle

    I like to add more sririacha to this – I probably use half a cup of sririacha to make it a lot more spicy! Absolutely love it – family favorite!!

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  • Tatiana

    Thanks for this yummy recipe! I made a couple of minor changes only because I used what I had. Instead of what is listed I used jarred minced garlic and flour. Still turned out very tasty. Mine was some what on the runny side, but since I served it over calrose rice there’s no problem. Thank you very much again.

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  • Mary Ann Pixton

    Made your dish this past weekend, and it was absolutely amazing! Flavors were great, my husband and I both devoured this. Thanks for the wonderful recipe. Will be making this again and again.

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