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Pepper Steak for 2 Recipe

Pepper Steak for 2 Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 355 calories, 14g fat (0 saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 233mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch.

Reviews for Pepper Steak for 2

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Gerileavitt User ID: 8548932 233406
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2015

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

kcrihfield89 User ID: 5121811 71612
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

"This is a great recipe. So yummy."

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 41715
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."

farnsworthl User ID: 4802544 37822
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2011

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

MrsKase User ID: 3265136 17232
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."

r_beyer User ID: 4614292 17986
Reviewed May. 16, 2011

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

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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