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Easy Pepper Steak

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  • prep time: 15 min
  • total time: 30 min
  • serves: 4 people

There’s nothing better than a dinner that you can have on the table in 30 minutes and tastes delicious!  This Easy Pepper Steak starts with Swanson® broth for fabulous flavor.  Simmer the beef with peppers and onions and serve with white rice to soak up the wonderful flavors.  A perfect meal that can be prepped ahead to make weeknight meal planning easier.  Click on “recipe tips” below for complete instructions.


cost per recipe: $8.63

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 3/4 cups Swanson® Beef Broth or Beef Stock
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, 3/4-inch thick, (1 steak) cut into very thin strips
  • 1 large green or red bell pepper, cut into 2-inch-long strips (about 2 cups)
  • 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 cup long grain white rice, cooked according to package directions without salt (about 3 cups)


  • Tips

    • Ingredient Note: To make slicing easier, freeze the beef for 1 hour before slicing.
    • Time-Saving: You may also use 2 cups frozen red and/or green pepper strips for the fresh pepper strips in this recipe.
    • Make Ahead Freezer Meal: Cook and cool the rice completely, then place into a resealable freezer bag.  Prep the vegetables and place into another resealable freezer bag.  Slice the beef and place into a third resealable freezer bag.  Seal the bags (removing all air) and freeze.  Thaw the beef and vegetables overnight in the refrigerator before following the recipe as written.  Place the frozen rice into a microwavable serving bowl and add 6 tablespoons broth or water.  Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 minutes or until hot.
  • Step 1

    Stir the cornstarch, broth, soy sauce and garlic powder in a small bowl until the mixture is smooth.

  • Step 2

    Stir-fry the beef in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until it's well browned, stirring often. Pour off any fat.

  • Step 3

    Reduce the heat to medium. Add the pepper and onion. Stir in the cornstarch mixture. Cook and stir until the mixture boils and thickens. Serve the beef mixture over the rice.


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  • Ms. Kimmie

    Kimmie W.
    June 28, 2020

    So easy to make and it turned out perfect! My boys and I loved it!

  • Bland and flavorless!

    Cindy H.
    May 13, 2019

    This turned out awful! It had zero flavor and no one liked it. I will definitely not make this again!

  • Tasty little treat

    sean o.
    May 31, 2020

    This recipe is a great idea for you to start with. Remember this is a quick recipe and you need to season your meal to your own liking. Use this recipe as a base add your own twist to make it your own. Due to certain diet restrictions recipes like this cannot recommend certain seasoning for liability reason. Food made with love always taste the best. Season your food for your love ones needs, and they will love this meal. Great job Campbell's kitchen thank you for giving us a starting point!!!

  • Icky

    Jennifer D.
    April 22, 2020

    The cornstarch made for a gelatinous sauce that didnt sit well on the meat & the texture was not to my liking.Will not be making this again as we did not like it at all.

    • Swanson
      April 23, 2020

      We're sorry the sauce consistency wasn't what you expected. For a thinner sauce, you can add additional broth to get your desired consistency, or reduce the amount of cornstarch in the recipe to 1 or 2 tablespoons.

  • came out great

    Rafael C.
    March 31, 2020

    I added a little bit of hot pepper as someone suggested, also stir fried the steak in a couple tablespoons of olive oil but did not drain after so it could retain all that flavor.

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    Made With

    Calories 379
    Total Fat 7 g
    Sat. Fat 2.4 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 76 mg
    Sodium 656 mg
    Total Carb 48 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Sugar 3 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 28 g
    Vitamin D 0 %DV
    Calcium 2 %DV
    Iron 26 %DV
    Potassium 13 %DV
    Calories 381
    Total Fat 7 g
    Sat. Fat 2.4 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 76 mg
    Sodium 511 mg
    Total Carb 48 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Sugar 0 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 29 g
    Vitamin D 0 %DV
    Calcium 3 %DV
    Iron 26 %DV
    Potassium 13 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.