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pepper steak

★★★★★ 5
a recipe by
Kathy D

This is a family favorite recipe for pepper steak. I like to serve this over rice.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Pepper steak is an easy weeknight dinner and boy is this a good recipe. The steak is cooked tender with peppers that soak up the flavor of the savory tomato gravy. Excellent served over rice. This meal is going to become a family favorite and end up in your weekly dinner rotation.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 5
serves 4
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For pepper steak

  • 1 lb
    sirloin tips, 1/4 inch
  • 2 Tbsp
    Crisco (can use fat of your choice)
  • 1/4 c
    onions, chopped
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 dash
    freshly grated black pepper
  • 1
    beef bouillon, cube
  • 1 c
    hot water
  • 1 lb
    can stewed tomatoes, drained
  • 1 lg
    green bell pepper, chopped or in strips
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1/4 c
    cold water
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce (I use low-sodium)

How To Make pepper steak

  • Crisco melting in a pan.
    Heat the Crisco in a large skillet over med-high heat.
  • Browning the meat in the skillet.
    Brown the sirloin tips - about 10-15 min.
  • Chopped onion, water, and seasonings added to the skillet.
    Add the chopped onion, garlic, salt and pepper, beef cube and the 1 cup of hot water.
  • Simmering the meat to cook.
    Cover and simmer for 20 to 25 min.
  • Drained tomatoes and green pepper added to the skillet.
    Add the drained tomatoes and chopped green pepper. Cook an additional 10 minutes.
  • Corn starch, water, and soy sauce mixed together in a bowl.
    In a small bowl, combine the corn starch, 1/4 cup cold water, and soy sauce.
  • Corn starch mixture added to the meat.
    Stir this into the meat mixture and bring to a boil.
  • Mixture cooking until sauce thickens.
    Turn the heat back down to medium and cook 5-10 minutes longer.
  • Pepper steak over white rice.
    I like to serve this over rice. Enjoy!