Pepper Steak With Sirloin Tips

Pepper steak with sirloin tips

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 60 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
340 Calories
20g Fat
8g Carbs
31g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 340
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 1252mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 22mg 111%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 515mg 11%
*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.)

Pepper steak is a popular dish that combines tender bites of steak with sweet peppers in a savory homemade sauce. This recipe features sirloin tips, green bell peppers, onion, and garlic to create a simple, fresh, and delicious foundation for a fabulous family meal.

The pepper steak comes together quickly because it's cooked entirely in one skillet with just a handful of common ingredients. You'll start by cooking the sirloin steak pieces, then sauté them with onion and garlic before adding beef broth. The bell peppers are added as you make the sauce so they retain a little crispiness. Stewed tomatoes are optional in the sauce, and the cornstarch and soy sauce mixture thickens it to perfection in just a few minutes.

This pepper steak recipe is fast enough for a weeknight meal when served over noodles or rice to soak up the sauce. Mashed potatoes or a simple green salad are great side dishes for the flavorful pepper steak.


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 pound sirloin steak tips, cut into serving-size pieces

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion

  • 1 clove garlic, halved

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 dash freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 cup beef broth

  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can stewed tomatoes, optional

  • 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. 

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  2. Heat oil in a skillet or sauté pan over medium-low heat.

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  3. Sear the sirloin steak tips, stirring, until browned, about 10 minutes.

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  4. Add the onion, garlic, salt, and pepper.

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

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  6. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer until the meat is tender, about 25 minutes.

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  7. Add the stewed tomatoes and green bell pepper; cook 10 minutes longer. 

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  8. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, water, and soy sauce; 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 the garlic halves.

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  11. Serve with hot cooked noodles or rice.

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  • This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled as needed.

Recipe Variations

  • Substitute thinly sliced flank steak or top round steak for the sirloin tips.
  • Replace the green peppers with an orange or red bell pepper to give the dish an extra pop of color.

How to Store

  • Any leftover pepper steak can be placed in an airtight container and kept in the fridge for three to four days.