Easy Skillet Pepper Steak

Pepper steak
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  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
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This pepper steak recipe is made with round steak or flank steak, and it is delicious over rice or noodles.

What You'll Need

  • 3 tablespoons butter or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds round or flank steak, cut into 1/4-inch wide strips
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 large green bell peppers, seeded and cut into ​1/2-inch strips
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup cold water

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oil or butter over medium-high Brown the meat in 2 or 3 batches so that each batch just covers the bottom of the skillet without crowding. Remove meat and set aside.
  2. Reduce heat to medium; saute onions and celery for 5 minutes.
  3. Return the steak strips to skillet; add the tomatoes, salt, pepper, sugar, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add peppers; reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  1. Blend cornstarch, soy sauce, and water in ​small dish; stir into meat mixture. Cook until thick and clear, about 1 minute.