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Colorful Pepper Steak

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Colorful Pepper Steak
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 6
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Stir up beef, bell peppers and tomatoes for a fresh colorful stir-fry. The gingerroot and soy sauce in this dish give it an authentic taste.

Ingredients

1 1/2
pounds 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
garlic clove, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon finely chopped gingerroot or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2
medium green bell peppers, cut into 3/4-inch-wide strips
1
tablespoon cornstarch
2
teaspoons sugar, if desired
2
tablespoons soy sauce
2
medium tomatoes
6
cups hot cooked rice

Directions

  • 1 Trim excess fat from beef. Cut beef into 2x1/4-inch strips. (Beef is easier to cut if partially frozen, about 1 hour.)
  • 2 Heat oil in wok or 12-inch skillet 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 to low. 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 Mix cornstarch, sugar and soy sauce; stir into beef mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  • 5 Cut each tomato into 8 wedges and place on beef mixture. Cover and cook over low heat about 3 minutes or just until tomatoes are heated through. Serve with rice.
Tips  

For a change of pace, try buttered noodles instead of rice. Cook and drain egg noodles as directed on package, then toss with a little butter or margarine and grated Parmesan cheese.

For those who like it hot, make sure you have crushed red pepper on hand to sprinkle on each serving!

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
(
Calories from Fat
100
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
11 g
(
Saturated Fat
2 g
)
Cholesterol
55 mg
Sodium
350 mg
Potassium
540 mg
Total Carbohydrate
53 g
(
Dietary Fiber
2 g
)
Protein
26 g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
24%
24%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 2 Vegetable; 2 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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