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Pepper Steak with Potatoes Recipe

Pepper Steak with Potatoes Recipe

I added potatoes to an Asian family favorite to create well-rounded skillet dish. It's a snap to prepare because the potatoes are prepared in the microwave, plus it is hearty enough to satisfy all the men in our house.—Kristine Marra, Clifton Park, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds red potatoes (about 5 medium), cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 beef top sirloin steak (1 pound), thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 1 small onion, chopped

Directions

  • 1. Place potatoes and water in a large microwave-safe dish. Microwave, covered, on high for 5-7 minutes or until tender.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix broth, cornstarch and pepper until smooth. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from pan.
  • 3. In same pan, heat remaining oil. Add green pepper and onion; cook and stir until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Add potatoes and beef to pan; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1 cup) equals 277 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 179 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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