Pepper Steak

From Paula Deen's The Lady & Sons, Too!: A Whole New Batch of Recipes from Savannah.

Pepper Steak
Serves 4-6

1/4 cups vegetable oil
1 1/2 lb round steak, trimmed of fat & cut in strips
1 cup water
1 medium onion, sliced
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp ground ginger
2 medium green bell peppers, cut into strips
2 tbsp soy sauce
2-3 tsp sugar
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 tomatoes, cut into wedges

Heat the oil in a large, heavy pot. Add the meat & brown for 5 minutes. Stir in the water, onion, garlic salt & ginger. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce the heat, & simmer for 15 minutes. After 10 minutes, add the peppers. Stir together the soy sauce, sugar & cornstarch. Pour this into the pot & stir until the liquid thickens. Place tomato wedges on top of the meat & bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes longer. Serve over rice.

Kim's Notes: We cut this recipe in half & only bought 3/4 lb of meat. Whole Foods didn't have round steak, so we bought london broil, whatever that is. This was pretty good. I'd call it southern beef teriyaki. And... no butter, shocking for a Paula Deen recipe. I think if we make this again, I'd like to add minced garlic & either a jalapeno or some sweet peppers, something to add a little fire, which, of course, would basically make this fajitas, but whatever.

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