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Mom-Mom's Pepper Steak Recipe
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Mom-Mom's Pepper Steak

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"This is a terrific family dinner. Tender pieces of steak are sauteed with juicy peppers in a great sauce. Serve with white rice or buttered mashed potatoes, and Italian bread for dipping. This is a really easy dinner. I hope your family will enjoy this as much as mine does. "

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the green and red peppers until tender, about 10 minutes. Remove the peppers from the pan and set aside.
  2. Place the steak strips into the skillet with the grated onion, and cook and stir for about 10 minutes, until the steak is evenly browned and no longer pink inside. Return the cooked peppers to the skillet, and stir in tomatoes, water, and sugar. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Simmer over low heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until the steak is tender and the sauce has thickened.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 30, 2009

This recipe was pretty good, but I did make 2 small changes to it. First, I added fresh minced garlic to the meat and onion mixture before putting the peppers back into the skillet. I also added a tablespoon of flour so that once I added the tomatoes and the water, it would make a thicker "gravy". This was pretty easy and my husband loved it! Thanks.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 11, 2010

I made the recipe as it's posted and just felt like it was a bit too sweet and tomato-y for my taste. I'd consider making it again, but I'd have to make so many changes, it'd probably just be a new recipe.


13 Ratings

Nov 03, 2009

My husband loved this dish. He had double.

Mar 29, 2012

I made this recipe last night and I liked but too sweet for my hubby. Instead I put shrimp in it and some cajun seasoning and came out better. :-)

Jul 30, 2012

I've been looking for this recipe for quite a while. My mother used to make this and I loved it. I didn't have round steak so i used the elk steak I had and it was great. Didn't add water at all just used the juice in the diced tomatoes I added. Towards the end I added a tablespoon or so of flour to thicken the sauce and also added garlic because I love garlic.

Nov 07, 2013

Made this on a week day night. It was wonderful. Used green peppers, but red and yellow ones would add more color. Served over broad noodles. Pineapple chunks served as a dessert.

Apr 19, 2013

Made exactly as written but did not add the sugar. Beef was really tender. Nice recipe.

Dec 12, 2012

I normally don't like steak because the only ones I've eaten were tough. These were very tender and tasty! Loved it and husband did as well! Thanks so much for sharing.


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  • Calories
  • 298 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 15.5 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 26.2 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 180 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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