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Pepper Steak for 2 Recipe
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Pepper Steak for 2 Recipe

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I CAME ACROSS this recipe more than 40 years ago as a newlywed. It eventually became a standby in our family and our daughters' favorite recipe. I still make this main dish for my husband and me in pared-down quantity. Our daughters make it for their families nowadays, and it's a favorite in their households too. —Mrs. Henry Sepanksi Atlanta, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 65 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 65 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound beef round steak (3/4 inch thick), trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into rings
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Hot cooked noodles, optional

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (prepared with low-sodium bouillon and tomatoes and light soy sauce and served without noodles) equals 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch; also, 355 calories, 233 mg sodium, 82 mg cholesterol, 25 gm carbohydrate, 32 protein, 14 gm fat.

Directions

  1. Cut meat into 2-in. x 1-in. strips; brown in a skillet in oil for 10 minutes. Add onion and garlic; cook for 3-4 minutes. Dissolve bouillon in boiling water; pour into skillet. Sprinkle meat with pepper. Cover and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until meat is tender.
  2. Add tomatoes and green pepper; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Combine cold water, cornstarch and soy sauce; stir into broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Serve over noodles if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Pepper Steak in Reminisce Extra October 1996, p47

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (prepared with low-sodium bouillon and tomatoes and light soy sauce and served without noodles) equals 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch; also, 355 calories, 233 mg sodium, 82 mg cholesterol, 25 gm carbohydrate, 32 protein, 14 gm fat.

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

This is a great recipe. So yummy.

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Reviewed Oct. 24, 2011

Quick prep time, tastes better than take-out. I made a few changes, I used beef stock instead of water and beef bouillon cube, and used a whole small onion. Next time will use more pepper. Overall good recipe.

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Reviewed Jul. 8, 2011

This recipe was great. I did add red wine and a little more garlic and served it over rice.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

This was good, nothing spectacular in my opinion but my husband really liked it alot, it was not a winner with the kiddos though, my 12 year old picked at it but did eat it, my 3 year old took one bite and spit it out, so we just gave him the noodles with some cheese instead.

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Reviewed May. 16, 2011

I madethis weekend and none of it was left. thank you

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