Originally published March 2013 – Mom’s Pepper Steak Recipe with Rice.
Earlier this week I spent time with my grandmother. She’s in her 90s and not well at all, but we have been so fortunate that my uncle moved in with her after my grandfather passed away and takes amazing care of her. It’s a full-time job and I can tell it’s so hard on him. Emotionally. Mentally. Even physically. It drains him, but he carries on.
I wanted to do something special for him. Since my grandma can’t eat anymore (feeding tube), he spends few minutes in the kitchen. When he eats, it’s likely a frozen dinner or take-out. It was time someone took care of him.
Bringing you my Mom’s Pepper Steak recipe today as part of a sponsored post with Minute Rice. Affiliate links in post, where I may earn a small commission through anything purchased at NO COST to you.
Mom’s Pepper Steak Recipe
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I decided I was going to make my uncle some comfort food that was healthy and full of vegetables. I settled on a dish my mom always made when I was growing up, Pepper Steak. Full of so many veggies, I’m surprised I ate this dish when I was a child. It’s always been a favorite of mine and thankfully my 5 yr old and husband love it too. It reminds me of home…and my mom.
Served Over Minute Rice
I needed to do some grocery shopping and first on my list was Minute Rice. My mom always served Pepper Steak over Minute White Rice. The sauce from the dish tastes so good with the rice. It’s a must! While I normally choose brown rice for my family, I wasn’t sure which my uncle preferred, so I bought the white rice. An added benefit is that it is ready in just 5 minutes.
Side Note: Did you know that both Minute Brown and White Rice are gluten free?
I then headed to the produce section for green onions, tomatoes, garlic and green bell peppers. I prefer Roma tomatoes when I have them, but any will do.
This might have been the first home-cooked meal he’s had in a while. Wish I lived closer to do it more often. I thought I’d share this recipe with you too……….and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Pepper Steak Ingredients
Hot Cooked Rice (to serve pepper steak upon) – I choose Minute Rice
1 lb round steak (about 1/2 inch thick)
2 Tbsp butter
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 1/2 cups beef broth
1 cup chopped green onions
2 green bell peppers, cut into strips
2 tomatoes, cut up (diced is fine)
2 Tbsp Cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup soy sauce
NOTE: I often double this recipe. Even when I don’t, I often double the broth so that there’s more sauce, especially when having company.
Cut steak into 1/4 inch wide strips and sprinkle with paprika.
In large skillet (I prefer to use an electric skillet with this recipe), brown steak in butter; then add garlic and broth.
Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Stir in onions and peppers. Cover and cook 5 minutes.
Blend cornstarch, water and soy sauce together in small bowl. Add to meat mixture.
Cook, stirring, until clear and thickened. (about 2 minutes)
Add in tomatoes and stir gently.
Serve over beds of fluffy rice!
2020 NOTE: This Pepper Steak recipe is easily adaptable to what you have at home. While green peppers is my first choice, I used red bell peppers last week since that’s all I had onhand. I also didn’t have green onions, so I had to substitute chopped yellow/white onion. Any steak cut up into strips will do. Cut them smaller if you have younger children to make it easier to eat once on the table.
- Hot Cooked Rice (to serve pepper steak upon)
- 1 lb round steak (about ½ inch thick)
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1½ cups beef broth
- 1 cup chopped green onions
- 2 green bell peppers, cut into strips
- 2 tomatoes, cut up (diced is fine)
- 2 Tbsp Cornstarch
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- Cut steak into ¼ inch wide strips and sprinkle with paprika.
- In skillet (I use electric), brown steak in butter; then add garlic and broth.
- Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Stir in onions and peppers. Cover and cook 5 minutes.
- Blend cornstarch, water and soy sauce together in small bowl. Add to meat mixture.
- Cook, stirring, until clear and thickened. (about 2 minutes)
- Add in tomatoes and stir gently.
- Serve over beds of fluffy rice!
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Made the pepper steak today. It’s good and was very easy to make. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Crystal – so glad you enjoyed it!~
Connie T says
This is very similar to an old recipe I have, except that I add a couple of teaspoons of sugar (optional) to my soy sauce and cornstarch mixture. Makes it a bit sweeter if you like that. I love it that way, although I would eat it any way I can get it!
Oh that’s so interesting Connie. This was my mom’s old recipe and it didn’t have the sugar in it, and I’m kind of glad as it’s so easy to sneak sugar into things you wouldn’t expect. Try it without – see what you think!
It looks delicious.
Sara Phillips says
This looks SOOOO tasty!
Susan D says
Looks just like the one my mom made – and much better than mine! Thank you so much for sharing, can’t wait to try it.
Oh so glad. There’s nothing that reminds me of my childhood than this recipe right here! 🙂 Enjoy!
This is the exact recipe I have been looking for! I lost my copy! Thank you!
Sara Phillips says
It’s so nice to have a meal that reminds you of mom! I bet you make this pretty often, huh? I like that it’s ready in under an hour – a definite bonus!
I do make it just to remind me of her sometimes Sara 🙂
I am preparing meals for materntiy leave for my family and self, both on a cheap budget and cook/time friendly…. I have included that in my top list! WHO HOO! I personally HATE peppers… and I’m not a huge steak fan. But, my husband attempted this recipe with some carrots thrown into the sautee for the peppers as well, and it was DELICIOUS. Thank you for sharing!
A Frugal Friend says
I’m so glad….that makes me smile! It was my mom’s recipe!!!
I’m sure I ‘d have loved sitting in your mama’s kitchen enjoying the food, company and conversation! xoxo
A Frugal Friend says
Oh, Cathi, I think you two would have been fast friends!!!
Looks delicious! Sorry you’re missing your mom! 🙁
A Frugal Friend says
Thank you so much!!