Pepper Steak with Rice

Pepper Steak with Rice

Bell pepper adds a spicy flavor to this hearty beef steak. Perfect when you want dinner to be ready in 45 minutes!

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

1
1/2-lb beef top round or sirloin steak, 3/4 to 1 inch thick
3
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
cup water
1
medium onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon finely chopped gingerroot or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2
medium green bell peppers, cut into 3/4-inch strips
1
tablespoon cornstarch
2
teaspoons sugar, if desired
2
tablespoons soy sauce
2
medium tomatoes
6
cups hot cooked rice
  1. Remove fat from beef. Cut beef into 2x1/4-inch strips. (Beef is easier to cut if partially frozen, 30 to 60 minutes.)
  2. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook beef in oil about 5 minutes, turning frequently, until brown.
  3. Stir in water, onion, garlic and gingerroot. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 12 to 15 minutes for round steak, 5 to 8 minutes for sirloin steak, adding bell peppers during last 5 minutes of simmering, until beef is tender and peppers are crisp-tender.
  4. In small bowl, mix cornstarch, sugar and soy sauce; stir into beef mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute; reduce heat to low.
  5. Cut each tomato into 8 wedges; place on beef mixture. Cover and cook over low heat about 3 minutes or just until tomatoes are heated through. Serve with rice.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Lighter Pepper Steak:
For 4 grams of fat and 350 calories per serving, omit oil and use nonstick skillet. Spray skillet with cooking spray before heating in step 2.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 420
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 60mg;
  • Sodium 350mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 52g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 28g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.