Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 55 mins

This recipe uses simple/inexpensive ingredients that you are sure to have around the house. I grew up eating this and consider it true comfort food! I found the recipe in an old cookbook of my mothers called "Second Helping, Please", though I've adapted it slightly to suit my preferences. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do and don't let the ketchup scare you!!! This is really quite tasty.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs blade steaks or 2 lbs round steaks, cut in strips
  • 2 tablespoons oil (I use olive oil)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 12 cup ketchup
  • 12 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons soya sauce
  • 12 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large onion, cut into rings
  • 4 ounces canned mushrooms (I use fresh when possible)
  • 1 green pepper, cut into strips

Directions

  1. Brown meat in hot oil in skillet.
  2. Remove meat from pan once browned and set aside.
  3. In same pan combine flour,ketchup,water, soya sauce and pepper.
  4. Heat med-high heat to boiling.
  5. Add meat back to pan along with onions.
  6. Lower heat and simmer 45 minutes.
  7. Add mushrooms and green pepper.
  8. Simmer 10 minutes longer.
  9. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes.
Most Helpful

5 5

Great! I wanted 'steak' for the family tonight without wanting to spring for a more expensive cut. So I bought a couple lbs of top blade steaks without knowing what to do with them. This was the answer! Had no idea what I was doing but I served it with mashed potatoes (and rolls) and it worked out great. The kids are borderline on stuff with onions and peppers but once they tried it, 4 of the 5 had no complaints at all, the last worked around them and filled up on the steak. Great and easy! Thanks for sharing!

5 5

Wow! I love pepper steak, but haven't ever made it with ketchup before. You better believe I'm gonna start, though, 'cos this was delicious! I was in a pinch, so I used frozen onions and bell peppers to save time, and didn't have any mushrooms on hand (which i will try for the next time). Second helpings were very difficult to resist! Thanks, PennyG...can't wait to make this again!

5 5

This was a really good meal for us. I skipped the mushrooms as I don't eat them and added some sliced red bell pepper instead. Came out great. Thanks PennyG for another great recipe. Made for FALL 2008 PAC.