Easy Skillet Pepper Steak

Pepper steak
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  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 portions (6 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
323 Calories
16g Fat
10g Carbs
33g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 portions (6 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 323
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 769mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Protein 33g
Calcium 53mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This pepper steak recipe is made with round steak or flank steak, and it is delicious over rice or noodles.


  • 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

Steps 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.

  5. Blend cornstarch, soy sauce, and water in ​a small dish; stir into meat mixture. Cook until thick and clear, about 1 minute.