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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Pepper Steak

So this recipe to me is a classic.  This was one of my favorite meals my mom would make growing up.  The smell of it cooking still brings me warm and fuzzies.  This is actually a pretty easy recipe to make and a family favorite.  Enjoy!

Here are your ingredients...

To feed a family of 4-6 you'll need about 2 lbs. of round steak, lightly pounded and cut into strips...
Soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, red and green bell pepper (my mom uses a tomato instead of a red pepper. You could throw in whatever veggies you want), salt and pepper.  You'll also need water and corn starch.

Go ahead and brown your meat on a medium high skillet and lightly salt and pepper it...

Once the meat is good and browned, add about 3/4 of a cup to 1 cup of water, 5 tbsp. soy sauce, 1 tbsp. vinegar, 1 tbsp. brown sugar...

Let this simmer on low, covered,  for about 45 minutes or until the meat is nice and tender.  Add in your peppers and let simmer for another 15 minutes.

Once your peppers are ready, you'll need to thicken your sauce.  Go ahead and bring up the heat on your pepper steak to about medium.

I use corn starch to thicken this up.  You'll need about a half cup of water.  Stir in about a tbsp. of the corn starch to the water.  Slowly add the mixture to your pepper steak sauce, stirring constantly.  Keep adding the mixture until it is at the desired thickness.  Turn down the heat 'cause you're done!  This is so delicious!  Serve over rice and enjoy!

Pepper Steak
Prep. time: 15-20 min.  Cooking time: about an hour. Feeds 4-6

1-2 lbs top round steak, lightly pounded and cut into strips
3/4 cup water
5 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp. vinegar
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
1 tbsp. corn starch mixed with 1/2 cup water

Serve over rice.

Brown your meat on medium high to high heat, lightly salt and pepper it.  Once meat is browned, stir in water, soy, vinegar and sugar.  Let simmer on low for about 45 minutes or until it reaches desired tenderness. Add in your peppers that have been washed and sliced.  Let simmer for another 15 minutes.  Once peppers are cooked, increase the heat to medium.  Slowly add corn starch mixture and stir constantly. Once you've reached the desired thickness, reduce heat and serve over rice.


  1. I'm trying this tonight! Wish me luck!

  2. This was delicious! I was full by the time I fed family, had been eating meat right out of skillet lol. Thanks for the yummy receipe!