A meal in itself. A spicy beef and bell pepper combo served over a bed of rice. This recipe is an instant favorite and economical, too.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Trim any fat from round steak and slice meat into thin 2 to 3 inch long strips. Remove the seeds and core from the green bell pepper, and slice into thin 3 inch long strips.

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  • In a large frying pan over medium to high heat add oil and cook meat until medium rare, add peppers and continue cooking until meat is browned.

  • Reduce heat to simmer and add tomatoes, soy sauce, garlic powder, black pepper and ginger. Cover and simmer 10 minutes.

  • Dissolve bullion cube and corn starch in 2 cups water and stir well before adding to simmering beef. Cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce resembles the consistency of gravy. Remove from heat and serve over a bed of rice.

  • To cook rice: In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Stir in 1 cup of rice. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

619 calories; protein 43g; carbohydrates 54.2g; fat 23.3g; cholesterol 103.8mg; sodium 1689mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2003
This was really good. Here were my modifications: I added a red bell pepper, a sliced onion, and about 4 cloves of garlic along with the bell pepper. I used 2 15 oz cans of whole tomatoes, and cut up the tomatoes myself. I only added 1-1/3 cup of water along with the bullion, and used 3 TBS of the cornstarch. I used about 1/3 tsp of ground ginger as we are not real crazy about this spice. It sure made a lot, and it was really really good. As others said, the next day it was even better with the melding of the flavors. The only thing is that next time, I will use a more tender cut of steak (vs the london broil which I used). The meat was kind of tough. But the flavor was excellent!!!! Good find. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2010
This wasn't bad or good. In fact it didn't taste like much at all. You can't taste the soy sauce ginger or garlic at all. So in the end it just tastes like tomatoes and bell peppers. Not a bad thing but nothing special. I also didn't care for the slippery consistency lent by the corn starch. Read More
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137 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 69
  • 4 star values: 51
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2003
This was really good. Here were my modifications: I added a red bell pepper, a sliced onion, and about 4 cloves of garlic along with the bell pepper. I used 2 15 oz cans of whole tomatoes, and cut up the tomatoes myself. I only added 1-1/3 cup of water along with the bullion, and used 3 TBS of the cornstarch. I used about 1/3 tsp of ground ginger as we are not real crazy about this spice. It sure made a lot, and it was really really good. As others said, the next day it was even better with the melding of the flavors. The only thing is that next time, I will use a more tender cut of steak (vs the london broil which I used). The meat was kind of tough. But the flavor was excellent!!!! Good find. Read More
(45)
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2008
Why do people give recipes 4 stars when they change the recipe, if you change the recipe then it is your own fault if it doesn't turn out!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2009
I made one adjust in this recipe I used one can of Italian diced tomatoes and one regular I normal don’t like to change a recipe until the second time I make it but I ran short in my pantry and made do with what I had (to lazy to run down to the store). That being said this dish was quick easy and very good. This is one of those that is easy to customize to ones own taste Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2005
Good recipe!! A bit on the soupy side but very flavorful. I added red pepper as well as the green pepper. I will make this again cutting back on the water next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2008
This wasn't bad but I couldn't give it five stars--my son loved it but my husband and I thought it was tasty but really salty. Come to think of it with soy sauce beef boullion and canned tomatoes how could it not be? I just now looked at the sodium content in the recipe--more than 1400 grams per serving! Holy smokes! Anyway it was really easy and quick to put together so perhaps with some lower salt modifications I might make this again sometime. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2010
Great recipe! Reminded me of beef stew without the potatoes. Excellent with steamed rice! Would also be good with potatoes. I used tomato sauce in place of diced tomatoes and it was fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2009
Really really good!! I chop up my own tomato(s) instead of canned... and i add at the last 5-10 min so they dont get soggy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I have not had pepper steak and rice in over 10 years and I was pleasantly surprise that it taste almost as good as my grandmothers! My husband LOVED IT. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2011
Not bad. A little on the bland side though. It felt like it was missing something. Maybe fresh garlic next time? Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2010
This wasn't bad or good. In fact it didn't taste like much at all. You can't taste the soy sauce ginger or garlic at all. So in the end it just tastes like tomatoes and bell peppers. Not a bad thing but nothing special. I also didn't care for the slippery consistency lent by the corn starch. Read More
(3)
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