Slow-Cooker Pepper Steak
Suffers from "Pot Roast-itis". This one (and just about any slow-cooker beef recipe...see my slow cooker Italian Beef review on here...same darn thing) just DOES NOT taste like it's namesake. it mostly comes out to the same thing: a variation on a pot roast.
Now, all that said, of all the "slow cooker beef" recipes I have cooked from Allrecipes or ATK's book, this one did the best at hiding the symptoms of Pot Roast-itis. I love pot roast, just not when it creeps into recipes that aren't supposed to taste like it.
That said, this stuff is delicious...it just is not what is promised/expected. It's very edible (I did the late addition of the peppers, highly recommended...however I wish I would have used half green and half red for that added visual flair. Hot pepper flakes were a worth addition as well).
I want to give this four stars for it's good balance, but at the same time it is so disappointing if you've had "real" pepper steak...so I gave it three.
Have historically had great luck with Allrecipes 4.5 - 5 star recipes, but lately I have been picking some real duds. I guess the commonality is slow cooked beef!
Anyhow, next time this stuff is going to be made the proper way...fresh, QUICK and in a WOK!
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May 12, 2011