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Easy Pepper Steak

Easy Pepper Steak

Confession.  I often (not always but often) buy my meat in bulk at a big box store.  And when I do this, I tend to go on a cooking binge of that meat.  So this time it was stew meat.  I made one of our favorite {and super easy} crock pot meals for 5 Ingredient Beef Stroganoff, then cooked up some stew meat for burritos and finally I used the last of it up for this dish.  

Easy Pepper Steak.  Don’t worry, this steak isn’t hot and it doesn’t even have ground pepper in it.  It’s called pepper steak because it’s made with bell peppers – the sweet kind.

I’ve made this recipe a few times and every time, it turns out great.  It’s one of those easy 30 minutes or less meals that is absolutely perfect for busy weeknight.  

My husband and I enjoy this recipe and my uber picky daughter even ate it (sans rice).  

It’s one of those dishes that is hard to mess up and can easily be adapted and tweaked to add your favorite seasonings or veggies.  

A few suggestions are snow peas, baby corn or tomatoes.  Really play around with it and see what works for you.

For us, we like to keep it simple and easy.  

This easy pepper steak is a recipe that we keep going back to and I suspect you and your family will too once you try it!

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Easy Pepper Steak
Easy Pepper Steak

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 Servings


  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced or 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 3 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound stew meat
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped - any color. I used yellow because it was in my fridge.


  1. In a bowl whisk together soy sauce, sugar, cornstarch and ginger. Add meat and stir to cover and set aside.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat add vegetable oil. Allow oil to heat up for about 2 minutes, then using a slotted spoon, add stew meat to hot pan and cook, browning all sides for about 3 minutes. Do not cook all the way through.
  3. Add onion and bell pepper to steak mixture and continue to cook for 3 - 5 minutes, until onion is translucent and cooked through.
  4. Add marinade to pan and cook for additional 3 minutes until marinade thickens.
  5. Spoon beef mixture and sauce over rice. Serve immediately.


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