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Pepper Steak

Pepper steak, also called green pepper steak, is a stir-fried Chinese American dish consisting of sliced beef steak (often flank, sirloin, or round) cooked with sliced green and/or red bell peppers and other seasonings such as soy sauce and ginger, and usually thickened with cornstarch. Sliced onions and bean sprouts are also frequent additions to the recipe.

There are many variations of pepper steaks that might be cooked depending on which vegetables are added to the meat. The one below is my favorite.

Ingredients:

3 cups hot cooked rice

1 pound beef round steak
1 tbsp paprika
2 tbsp butter

2 cloves of garlic (Optional)
1 1/2 cups beef broth (2 beef stock cubes.)

2 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup soy sauce.
1/4 cup water

2 large fresh tomatoes cut into eighths.
2 green bell pepper , cut into strips
1 red bell pepper , cut into strips
1 yellow bell pepper , cut into strips
1 large onion , cut into strips

Method:

Heat a large nonstick skillet or pan sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat.
Add the bell peppers, onions and tomatoes;
cook and stir 6 to 8 minute
Transfer them to a large bowl and keep warm.

Cut meat into small pepper steak sized strips.
Sprinkle the meat with the paprika then rub it in by hand

In a pan or skillet brown the meat in butter.
Add the garlic and broth.
Cover and simmer 30 minutes.

Stir in onions and green peppers.
Cover and cook 8 more minutes.

Blend the cornstarch with water and soy sauce.
Stir into meat mixture.
Cook, stirring until thickened, about 2 minutes.

Add-in the pepper,onion and tomatoes and stir slowly until mixed.

Serve with rice.

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