Easy Skillet Pepper Steak and Rice

Easy skillet pepper steak and rice recipe

The Spruce / Andrew Bui

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
288 Calories
15g Fat
9g Carbs
30g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 878mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Protein 30g
Calcium 35mg 3%
*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 tasty pepper steak recipe is a combination of tender steak strips, red and green bell pepper, tomatoes, and soy sauce. This Asian-inspired American dish has become a favorite meal for many families.

We use sirloin steak in this dish, but flank steak or top round steak would be good as well. This version is made with the addition of Cajun or Creole seasoning. If you don't have it, use another seasoning blend or seasoned salt mixture. Serve the pepper steak with hot cooked rice.


  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds top sirloin steak or sirloin tips
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (halved and sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon​ garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper or seasoned pepper blend
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning blend or seasoned salt
  • 1 green bell pepper (cut into thin strips)
  • 1 red bell pepper (cut into thin strips)
  • 1/2 cup beef broth (preferably unsalted or low sodium)
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • salt (to taste)
  • Cooked rice

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Cut the beef into thin strips.

    Cut beef
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  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet or sauté pan over medium heat; add steak strips. Cook, stirring until steak is browned.

    Heat olive oil
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  4. Add onion, garlic powder, pepper, Cajun or Creole seasoning or seasoned salt and cook, stirring, until onion is tender.

    Add onion
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  5. Add the pepper strips and beef broth; cook for about 3 to 5 minutes longer.

    Peppers and steak
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  6. Add tomatoes and soy sauce and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Season with additional salt as needed.

    Add tomatoes
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  7. Serve over cooked white or brown rice.

    Pepper steak
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