Somebody (@Ganado maybe) in the "thickening" thread asked me to post a few recipes. Most of the ones I reuse a lot aren't on paper...I started each with someone else's recipe and "adjusted" to my taste and they live in my head. I typed this one up for here, as it is one of the favorites and I end up doing it every couple of months. There is another beef one I use quite a bit that includes Chinese 5 Spice that I will try to get on paper soon. Anyone else who has recipes they enjoy for the crockpot/slow cooker, please add here. Pepper Steak: Ingredients: 2-2.5 lbs beef sirloin cut in strips (1.5”-2” wide) garlic powder enough of whatever oil you prefer to brown meat...personally, I am an old guy who grew up in a farm family who doesn't worry too much about healthy so I tend toward bacon grease if I have enough stashed...I think original recipe was "Veggie oil". 2 cubes beef bouillon 1/4 cup hot water 1 TBSP cornstarch 1 small or 1/2 large onion chopped small 3 sm bell peppers (1 green, 1 red and 1 yellow is what I use…if you want to stick to one color for some reason you can use 2 lg) 1 can (14.5oz) tomatoes….I use S&W Italian recipe diced with garlic, oregano and basil...it works well. 3 or 4 TBSP soy sauce 1 TSP white sugar 1TSP salt I tend to also toss in about a TSP of Cayenne pepper unless there is someone coming who over reacts to spiciness. Instructions: Sprinkle meat with garlic powder to taste and brown in the oil (get skillet and oil hot before you start)…put meat in crockpot. put onion, peppers, tomatoes, soy sauce, sugar and salt (plus cayenne if desired) on top of meat. Mix bouillon cubes with water until dissolved and add cornstarch…pour over meat. Cover, cook on low for 7 hrs (or high for about 4, but I think it is tastier done on low) I serve with rice to soak up the juice. EDIT: I knew I would forget something. I use my cast iron skillet for the browning and then deglaze it with about 1/4 cp of apple cider vinegar and put that in the pot also. Wasn't in the original recipe, but is one of those things I just do with some kind of liquid most of the time with all my "brown and then in the crockpot" recipes.