January 2015: Savory Pepper Steak

Savory Pepper Steak

1.5 lbs. round steak, 1/2" thick
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup cooking oil
8-oz can diced tomatoes
1 3/4 cup water (possibly a little more)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon beef flavor gravy base
1.5 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 large green bell peppers, cut into long strips

Cut steak into small strips.  Combine flour, salt, and pepper.  Coat meat strips with mixture.  In large skillet, brown meat on all sides in hot oil.

Drain tomatoes, reserving liquid.  Add tomato liquid, water, onion, garlic, and gravy base to meat in the skillet.  Cover and simmer about 1.25 hours until meat is tender.

Uncover.  Stir in Worcestershire sauce.  Add green bell pepper strips.  Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.  If necessary, thicken gravy with a mixture of flour and cold water.

Add drained tomatoes to skillet and cook about 5 minutes more.

Serve on hot rice.
Serves 4.

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