Beef Pepper Steak

Ahhh, Beef Pepper Steak! There are so many versions of the ever popular dish.  This is one of my favorite recipes.  It’s a bit of my childhood, served over steaming hot rice.   So simple but filling, it’s another “must try dish” for your family.

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2 lbs. Top round steak, Sirloin steak, or Chuck eye steaks sliced into 1/4-in. thick x 3-in. long pieces
4 tsp. Vegetable oil
2 medium Onions, sliced into wedges
6 Garlic cloves, minced
2 cup Beef broth
1/2 cup Soy sauce (I used Kikkoman soy sauce)
1/2 tsp. Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 1/2 tsp. ground Black pepper
1 tsp. Accent seasoning
3 stalks Celery, 1/2-inch slices
2 green Bell peppers, sliced
2 medium Tomatoes, cut into wedges
4 tsp. Cornstarch
1/2 cup Cold water

Start by preparing your ingredients.  Cut the meat and vegetables. Combine the seasonings into a small bowl.

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6 cloves garlic (I like a lot!) Minced roughly…..

2 small onions, cut into wedges.....

2 small onions, cut into wedges…..

2 firm but ripe tomatoes, sliced into wedges.....

2 firm but ripe tomatoes, sliced into wedges…..

2 Bell peppers, stem and membrane removed. Sliced....

2 Bell peppers, stem and membrane removed. Sliced….

3 stalks Celery, cut into 1/4-in. pieces.  I really enjoy this dish with this ingredient.

3 stalks Celery, cut into 1/4-in. pieces. I really enjoy this dish with this ingredient.

Salt, pepper, Accent, and sugar.....

Salt, pepper, Accent, and sugar…..

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Slice the steak into pieces (I used Top round steak here) BUT you can also use chuck roast, sirloin steak, and chuck eye steaks…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a deep fry pan, on medium high heat, add 1 teaspoon oil.  Saute the onions and garlic for about 4 minutes, until almost translucent.  Remove to a plate and set aside.

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Fry the onions and garlic and then remove and set aside…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add another 1 teaspoon of oil, and fry the meat  until browned in color. Remove from the fry pan and place with the fried onions and garlic.  DO NOT fry the meat all at once!  Break the frying process up into 3 increments, using up 1 teaspoon of oil each time.  Do this until all the meat has browned. Remove and set aside.

 

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To the bits in the fry pan, add the beef broth, soy sauce, and all the seasonings.  Scrape the bits from the pan while combining the wet ingredients with the seasonings.

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Add the seasonings and stir…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return the beef, onions, and garlic back to the pan and combine with the broth.  Bring this mixture up to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium low and cover the pan.  Cook this, stirring occasionally for 15 minutes.

Make sure to pour all the juices from the meat in the plate, back into the fry pan....

Make sure to pour all the juices from the meat in the plate, back into the fry pan….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the 15 minutes, add the sliced tomatoes to the meat mixture and stir to combine well.  Cover again on medium low heat for another 15 minutes.

Stir the tomato wedges into the meat and combine well.

Stir the tomato wedges into the meat and combine well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the 15 minutes, add the bell peppers and celery.  I really the flavor that the celery adds to this dish.  Cook this for about 10 minutes more or until the peppers are tender but not  mushy.

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Mix the slurry that will thicken the dish by combining the cornstarch and water.  Mix this until dissolved.

Cornstarch slurry....

Cornstarch slurry….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add the slurry into the pan and stir to combine well.

Add slurry and stir the mixture into the broth, combine well to thicken.

Add slurry and stir the mixture into the broth, combine well to thicken.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The gravy should thicken right away.  Cook this for about 5 minutes longer.  Turn the heat off and serve with steamed white rice.  ENJOY! :p

Stir to combine slurry with broth until thickened.

Stir to combine slurry with broth until thickened.

4 thoughts on “Beef Pepper Steak

  1. I just tried this and I really like it! When I saw the pin on pinterest it reminded me of my Grandma’s pepper steak and I knew I had to try it. I didn’t have beef stock so I used chicken and left out the celery and tomatoes. Definitely a winner in our house hold.

    • YAY, thank you for trying it! It’s quite a versatile dish as you can see by leaving out or even adding ingredients! Please come back and try other dishes. I love hearing from everyone! Feel rest assured that ALL of the recipes I post are definitely “tried and true” and deeelish! 😉

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