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I have seen pepper steak cook a variety of different ways. All of them are great, but my favorite is southern style. What makes it southern? Mixing in some good ol’ tomato gravy of course! Here is how to do it:
2 Pork or Beef Steaks of your choice
2 Tbs of Self rising flour
5 – 6 medium sized tomatoes
1/2 of a green, yellow, and red pepper
1 Cup of rice
1 Tsp Paprika
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Pepper
Begin by bringing a small pot of water to a boil. Then, add 1 Tsp of salt and 1 Cup of rice.
While the rice is boiling, spray a little oil in a large skillet. Turn the heat up to medium, add the steak, and season each side with a pinch or about 1/4 Tsp of salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
While the main ingredients are cooking, go ahead and slice up the peppers, onion, and tomatoes. Once done, its time to prepare a light tomato, onion gravy mix that will give our pepper steak a unique southern touch.
Place another skillet on the stove and pour 1 tbsp of olive oil in the bottom. Bring to medium heat and add 2 Tbs of flour. Stir the flour and oil until it is mixed smoothly and begins to bubble. Add 1 cup of water along with the sliced onions and tomatoes. Let it continue to cook until the tomatoes begin to soften.
In the mean time, check on the rice. It should now be soft enough to rinse and set to the side for later.
Check and periodically flip the steak so that each side is browned evenly.
Add 1 Tsp Paprika, 1/2 Tsp of pepper, and 1/2 Tsp of salt to the gravy. Stir it around until evenly mixed. Cover and cook the gravy until the tomatoes become soft enough to easily break apart with a spoon.
Add the peppers, cover and cook until the peppers soften within the gravy.
Once the meat is done, slice it into strips and season with a few sprinkes of red pepper.
Now, there is only one more step to go. Lets put everything together, ad a dash of cilantro, and serve.