We’ve been making this recipe in my family for ages. It’s one of those go to recipes that is nice and quick for a weeknight. When I first started cooking for my husband, he advised me that he did not eat cooked bell peppers. Since I didn’t have that many recipes to my repertoire at that point I made this, but added the bell peppers in last. As time went on, I cooked them more and more and now he eats cooked bell peppers.

Pepper Steak

Ingredients

  • 1 lb skirt steak, round steak, or sirloin sliced thinly
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 can beef consomme
  • salt and pepper to taste

Serve over rice or mashed potatoes

Lightly coat steak with cornstarch. Shake off any excess. Saute in medium high pan with about 3 Tbsp of vegetable oil, till brown. Remove from pan and place aside.

Using the same pan, add about 3 Tbs of vegetable oil and saute the green pepper and onion. Add salt and pepper to taste. Saute to desired doneness.

Return meat to the pan and turn heat to high. Add soy sauce and 1/2 or 1 can of beef consomme. Turn heat down and taste. You may have to adjust the salt content due to the soy sauce and consomme. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Make a corn starch slurry in a separate dish, by adding about 2 Tbsp of cornstarch with 3/4 cup of very cold water. It should be a thick, but liquid, consistency. Add the slurry to the pan to thicken the sauce. Add slowly, as you don’t want it too thick!

Source: The Way to His Heart