Pepper Steak with Sirloin Tips

Pepper Steak
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  • 60 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
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Sirloin tips are used in this pepper steak recipe, along with bell pepper, onions, and optional stewed tomatoes. This popular dish is delicious over rice or noodles and makes a fabulous family meal.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound sirloin tips, cut in serving-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, halved
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • dash pepper
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) stewed tomatoes, optional
  • 1 large green bell pepper, sliced into rings
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a skillet or sauté pan over medium-low heat.
  2. Sear the beef, stirring, until browned, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add onion, garlic, salt, and pepper. Add beef broth to the beef mixture and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer the meat is tender, about 25 minutes.
  5. Add the stewed tomatoes and green bell pepper; cook 10 minutes longer. 
  6. Combine the cornstarch, water, and soy sauce in a small bowl; whisk until well blended.
  1. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the meat mixture.
  2. Bring to a boil; cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes longer. Remove garlic halves.
  3. Serve with hot cooked noodles or rice.

*Substitute thinly sliced flank steak or top round for the sirloin tips.

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