Serve 4-6 for less than $16 with Simply Saucy Pepper Steak

By Ada Mitchell

This is one of those easy recipes to whip up, but also a lot of fun to make! My daughter loves to help me cut the peppers, and I am even getting close to teaching her how to flip everything in the sauté pan! I serve it over brown rice, if my boyfriend is eating, and, if not, good old white rice does the trick!

On a budget? I’ve included the prices for each of the items to help you stay where you need to be pricewise. This meal will easily serve 4-6 people for less than $16. And, it is even less expensive if you already have soy sauce, barbecue sauce or garlic gloves in the house. Fresh is always best, but if you want to use powder garlic, just follow the directions on the bottle.


1 lb. London Broil (You can usually find this on sale; this week it was $3.99/lb)

1 each green, yellow, and red pepper ($1/pepper)

1 small, white onion ($ 1-$1.50/lb)

2 cloves garlic, minced (usually about $3/lb)

 ½ teaspoon black pepper

 3 tablespoons soy sauce (Kikkoman soy sauce is $1.99)

 ½ cup barbecue sauce (Kraft plain barbecue sauce works well, at $1.69/bottle)

 1 box of brown rice ($2.89/box)

 Prep Work

 Cut the London Broil into fine, even strips, then throw that in a large bowl. If you are thawing frozen meat, cut it while it’s still a bit frozen and it will cut like butter!

Cut the peppers and the onions into fine, even strip as well as well and store in a separate bowl.


Heat a large saucepan of water to boiling, cook the rice, as directed, then drain and cover until you are ready to use it.

Heat a large skillet, sprayed with cooking spray, on medium heat. Add the peppers and onions to the skillet and sauté for about 6-8 minutes. You don’t want them limp and cooked through, just crispy enough. Transfer them to a bowl and cover to preserve the heat; I usually also throw a clean dish towel over it.

Add the beef, garlic and the 1/2 teaspoon of pepper to the sauté pan. Cook for 3 or 4 minutes, enough to brown the meat. Then add the soy sauce to the mixture and cook 1 more minute, or until the beef is done. Add the barbecue sauce and leave it on long enough to heat it through.

Once the beef mixture is cooked through, add it to the bowl with the peppers, mixing everything gently so that all the peppers and onions are covered.




Serve over rice and enjoy!!