It's been bitterly cold here in New York the last week or so. I made a big pot of homemade chicken/vegetable soup but couldn't film the process because I forgot my camera at my sister's house. I was lost without my prized camera!
Last night I went out to dinner with my parents and my daughter but tonight I stayed in and made a big pot of pepper steak; comfort food, perfect for a cold winter's night. I took the easy way out and some short cuts, but, hey, I deserve it once in a while. It was delicious either way.
extra virgin olive oil
onion (fresh or frozen, I used fresh)
garlic (cloves or powder, I used cloves)
peppers (fresh or frozen, I used frozen)
basil (fresh or dried, I used fresh which I had frozen in my freezer)
Coat the bottom of a sauce pan with a small amount of extra virgin olive oil, heat. Add chopped onions and garlic. Cook, stirring often on low heat until onions brown and soften a bit. Add salt and red pepper to onions and garlic. Add in beef. Cook, stirring often until beef browns, turn heat up a bit if necessary, stir often.
Add in a can of crushed tomatoes. Season with basil. Stir and cover partially. Let simmer on low heat, stirring so as not to burn bottom. When the meat is fairly tender and the onions almost soft, add in peppers (if using frozen peppers) If using fresh peppers, add in with beef.
Let mixture cook, partially covered, approximately 45 minutes to an hour, stirring fairly often.
Cook brown rice. Serve pepper steak over brown rice. Enjoy!
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