How to Make Pepper Steak With Gravy

How to Make Pepper Steak With Gravy

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I know a lot of people search for how to make pepper steak with gravy, as it is a southern classic. Being a tad lazy, I have a version that uses just a cast-iron skillet and is a little zippier than what you are used to. My One Pot Pepper and Steak Dinner will soon become your favorite version of this meal, and one that your munchers will ask for over and over again.

The secret to my dish is the use of multiple colored bell peppers and the little bonus of fresh Jalapenos. That gives both a sweet and zippy flavor burst to the dish. It kind of brings grandma’s pepper steak recipe into the new century. I also want to make sure you know about Cast Iron Skillet Care 101it really pays to take care of your pan!

How to Make Pepper Steak With Gravy

You will need:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1 orange bell pepper, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 2 Jalapenos, diced
  • 1 pkg 8 oz flank steak, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 C brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 C soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch


  • In a large skillet, heat up the olive oil over medium to high heat.

colored bell peppers on a plate for how to make pepper steak with gravy

  • Add the peppers and jalapenos to the skillet and cook for 3 minutes, or until tender.
  • Remove all peppers from the skillet and set them aside.

  • Add the flank steak strips to the pan and cook until there is no more pink visible in them.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and corn starch.
  • Add the peppers back into the skillet, and add the sauce.

  • Let simmer for 3 minutes or until the sauce starts to thicken.

Now that you know how to make Pepper Steak with Gravy, what do you plan to serve it with? Rice or Potatoes? If you want to go with an Asian flair, by all means, serve this over whit rice and enjoy. If you want more of a Southern feel, use mashed potatoes or even serve it over a slided open baked potato. You might want to check out our Super Easy Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

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