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Pepper Steak for 2

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • cubfangrace
    Sep 17, 2017

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  • Gerileavitt
    Sep 24, 2015

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

  • kcrihfield89
    Feb 18, 2014

    This is a great recipe. So yummy.

  • rachellerg
    Mar 26, 2012

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  • danielleylee
    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.

  • kebmod54
    Jul 17, 2011

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  • farnsworthl
    Jul 8, 2011

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

  • MrsKase
    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.

  • CBIRD08
    Jun 1, 2011

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  • r_beyer
    May 16, 2011

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