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
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 65 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 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.


  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

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 Sep. 24, 2015

"Made this for dinner tonight and my husband and I loved it. Easy and delicious."

Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

"This is a great recipe. So yummy."

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."

Reviewed Jul. 8, 2011

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

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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