Easy Pepper Steak Recipe
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Easy Pepper Steak Recipe

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We live on the eastern edge of the Sand Hills here in Nebraska, where most folks are ranchers. This popular beef dish is tasty as well as colorful.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 55 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 55 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef top round steak, cut into 1/4-inch x 2-inch strips
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 medium green peppers, cut into strips
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 2 fresh tomatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
  • Cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1/6 recipe (prepared with reduced-fat margarine, low-sodium beef broth, low-sodium beef bouillon, light soy sauce and 3 cups cooked rice) equals 317 calories, 10 g fat (0 saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 405 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Sprinkle meat with paprika. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Brown beef. Add broth and garlic. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Add green peppers and onion. Cover and continue to simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Combine cornstarch, soy sauce and water; stir into meat mixture. Cook and stir until thickened. Gently stir in tomatoes and heat through. Serve over rice. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Tomato Pepper Steak in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p10

Nutritional Facts

1/6 recipe (prepared with reduced-fat margarine, low-sodium beef broth, low-sodium beef bouillon, light soy sauce and 3 cups cooked rice) equals 317 calories, 10 g fat (0 saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 405 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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