Poor Man's Pepper Steak

Poor Man's Pepper Steak


"This is a good recipe for families that have good taste but can't afford really expensive steaks. The kids love it so much they call it Mom's famous cube steak! It's great with mashed potatoes and gravy!"


1 h 45 m servings 217 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 217 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.2g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 15 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 178 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Season the steak with salt and pepper to taste. Dredge in the flour and shake off the excess. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Brown the steaks in the oil, then transfer to a large, shallow casserole dish. Sprinkle the garlic, onion, and green pepper over top, pour in water, and wrap with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until steak is tender and vegetables are soft, about 1 1/2 hours.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 91 Ratings


This is the best way to cook the cheaper cuts of meat! I bought 4 cube steaks for $5 bucks. I cooked the garlic, peppers and onions in oil first then placed in the baking dish. Then I salted ...

I've been making this for a while, but instead of water, I use a large (15oz) can of tomato sauce and a spash of worcestershire sauce. This is one of those recipes that you can adapt to your ow...

We loved it! I don't know why a couple of others didn't see the 2 cups of water in the ingredients. (Maybe the contributor added it later??) I also browned the cube steaks in the same pan after...

Great recipe! My husband loved it! I made it a second time on the stove to save time. It cooks in about 10 minutes on medium heat and tastes just as wonderful. We love it with fettucine alfre...

My husband really liked this pepper steak. He went back for seconds which means a lot in my household. I followed the suggestion of another reviewer and sauteed the peppers, onion, and garlic...

Turned out great, however, instead of water I used a can of Campbells French Onion broth. Also seasoned the meat and flour for a bit more flavor. Served with mashed potatoes and corn on the cob....

Good recipe, I made this on the stove top in about 10 minutes instead of putting in the oven. I browned the steaks and sauted the onions and garlic in a little butter then I used 1-1/2 cup b...

I will give this 3* because I haven't even tried it yet. It sounds good but the directions say to pour in water but doesn't give any amount.

This recipe was quick to prepare and very tastey. However, I was in a hurry to cook something good...fast so I cooked in a hurry and realized only after I had everything going in the stove that ...