Pepper Steak With Sirloin Tips

Pepper steak with sirloin tips

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  • Total: 60 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
409 Calories
18g Fat
24g Carbs
37g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 409
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 739mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 37g
Calcium 105mg 8%
*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.)

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.


  • 1 pound sirloin tips (cut into serving-size pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (halved)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • Optional: 1 (14.5-ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 large green bell pepper (sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. 

    Pepper steak with sirloin tips ingredients.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet or sauté pan over medium-low heat.

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  3. Sear the beef, stirring, until browned - about 10 minutes.

    Sear steak in skillet
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  4. Add onion, garlic, salt, and pepper.

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  5. Add beef broth to the beef mixture and bring to a boil.

    Add beef broth to mixture in skillet and boil
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  6. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer the meat is tender - about 25 minutes.

    Simmer beef in skillet until cooked
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  7. Add the stewed tomatoes and green bell pepper; cook 10 minutes longer. 

    Add stewed tomatoes and bell pepper to steak mixture in skillet
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  8. Combine the cornstarch, water, and soy sauce in a small bowl; whisk until well blended.

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  9. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the meat mixture.

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  10. Bring to a boil; cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes longer. Remove garlic halves.

    Bring mixture to boil in skillet
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  11. Serve with hot cooked noodles or rice.

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  12. Enjoy!

Recipe Variation

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