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{VIDEO} Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Pepper Steak (Low-Carb, Paleo, Whole30)

  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 2 lbs beef, sliced into strips
  • 3 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp oil (for pressure cooker)
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot flour + 2 tablespoons water (optional)


  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos  for slow cooker and 1/2 cup coconut aminos for pressure cooker
  • 1/4 cup beef broth for slow cooker and 1/2 cup beef broth for pressure cooker
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


Slow Cooker

  1. Add the onion, garlic, bell pepper and steak to the slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together sauce ingredients. Pour sauce into the slow cooker & stir to mix well.
  3. Cook HIGH 2-3 or LOW 4-6.

Instant Pot

  1. Turn on the IP and select Sauté. Once hot add oil and beef to the pot. Cook 3-5 minutes or until beef is browned. Remove beef from the pressure cooker.
  2. Add the onions bell peppers and cook 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
  3. Add beef broth and coconut aminos and deglaze the bottom by of the pressure cooker by scraping all the bits off off with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add beef back into the pressure cooker along with the remaining sauce ingredients. Stir to mix well.
  5. Close lid and seal valve. Set manual, high pressure to 10 minutes. Natural release pressure.

Optional step: After the pepper steak has finished cooking in the slow cooker or pressure cooker, mix together arrowroot powder & water. Pour into slow cooker or pressure cooker and stir. Turn off appliance. Allow 5-10 for the sauce to thickened to your liking.