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.
- 2 lbs blade steaks or 2 lbs round steaks, cut in strips
- 2 tablespoons oil (I use olive oil)
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1⁄2 cup ketchup
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 3 tablespoons soya sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 large onion, cut into rings
- 4 ounces canned mushrooms (I use fresh when possible)
- 1 green pepper, cut into strips
- Brown meat in hot oil in skillet.
- Remove meat from pan once browned and set aside.
- In same pan combine flour,ketchup,water, soya sauce and pepper.
- Heat med-high heat to boiling.
- Add meat back to pan along with onions.
- Lower heat and simmer 45 minutes.
- Add mushrooms and green pepper.
- Simmer 10 minutes longer.
- Serve with rice or mashed potatoes.
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!
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!
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.