Pepper Steak Ponzu

"A wonderful crock-pot meal that goes together quickly. Well seasoned, tender round steak served on top of cooked rice of choice for a delicious and satisfying meal."
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Ready In:
4hrs 20mins




  • In a skillet warm the olive oil. Add in sliced round steak and saute until browned. Place the browned beef and any juices in crock-pot. Mix together the Ponzu Sauce, ketchup, Pepsi cola, garlic and red pepper flakes. Pour over all. Cover and cook for 3 hours on low or until meat is tender and cooked through.
  • Add onion and bell peppers to crock pot. Stir to combine. Mix the cornstarch with a small amount of water. Turn crock-pot to high, stir in cornstarch mixture and continue to cook for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes check seasoning and if necessary add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in tomato wedges and cook an additional 30 minutes.
  • Stir before serving. Serve on top of cooked rice of choice.

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  1. mersaydees
    This was terrific made as directed. Tried to add a photo but the site wasn't accepting of my browser isms. Thanks, PaulaG! Made for Aussie Kiwi Recipe Swap #82.
  2. Baby Kato
    Thank you for sharing this quick and easy to make recipe, it was wonderful served ontop of steamed jasmin rice. It had good instructions and was a great use of contest ingredients. The flavors were excellent, bold, robust with a hint of heat. The meat was tender, the vegetables were perfectly cooked. We especially enjoyed the addition of the tomatoe in this dish. Good luck in the contest.
  3. Susie D
    I thought this turned out well. It smelled wonderful cooking and the times were spot on. I appreciated that the meat was tender without being crockpot mush and the veggies retained some crispness. The finished dish was colorful too which is always a plus. The sweet was an under note, but there was room for a tiny more tart.
  4. Hippie2MARS
    This was just FABULOUS! The meat was very tender and the flavors melded very well. This just may replace my current recipe for Pepper Steak. I used red, green and yellow peppers, so it made lovely presentation as well. Just outstanding!
  5. gemini08
    I love the ease CrockPot stews and this one was delicious! Browning the meat first deepened the flavor and make a terrific gravy. I followed the recipe, it was just great the way it was written; and enjoyed it with Parmesan Polenta! Made and reviewed for the "Dining on a Dollar" event, March 2013.


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