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Beef Pepper Steak
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5 from 3 votes

Simple Pepper Steak Recipe

There's nothing quite like succulent beef paired with these crunchy and mildly sweet bell peppers! This Beef and Pepper recipe is a great one-pan-dish for days when you need easy but delicious food.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: beef and peppers, pepper steak
Servings: 4
Calories: 450kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 pound beef tenderloin or sirloin cut into thin slices
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2-3 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 small onion - coarsely chopped
  • 1 big red bell pepper - cored, seeded and cut into strips
  • 1 big green bell pepper - cored, seeded and cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper to taste



  • In a bowl, mix together the cornstarch, salt and, pepper. Add the beef slices coating each slice with the cornstarch mix.
  • In a large pan or wok, heat oil over medium-high heat. Saute garlic and onion until tender and aromatic. Add the bell peppers and cook for 2-3 minutes or just until half cooked. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Turn heat to high. Add butter and the beef strips. Cook for 2-3 minutes just until slightly browned. Do not overcook to keep the meat tender and juicy.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together water, soy sauce, and 1 teaspoon cornstarch to make a slurry. Pour the mixture to the beef and add back the bell peppers.
  • Season with salt and pepper as needed. Cook for another minute or so but do not overcook and bell peppers should still be a bit crisp.
  • Remove from heat and serve on top of rice immediately.



Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 1007mg | Potassium: 399mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 3mg