This delicious Beef with Peppers recipe is quick and easy to make. These tender pieces of beef are braised with red and green bell peppers to create a hearty rustic style dish.
I used sweet peppers for this recipe but you can spice it up by adding some hot banana peppers. Hot peppers come in a many depths of hotness. Make sure you know the heat level of the pepper you are using or the dish may become inedible.
This Beef and Peppers dish is similar to a stew except that it is broth based instead of tomato based. The combination of the peppers and broth creates a great flavor. You can also add other vegetables is desired. Enjoy!
Beef and Peppers
2 pounds of lean cubed beef
1 cup of flour
1/2 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1 yellow onion , sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/4 cup of white wine
1/2 cup of beef broth
1 15oz can of diced tomatoes
1 tsp of dried oregano
1 dried bay leafs
1/4 tsp of dried basil
Season the flour with the salt and pepper.
Dredge the beef in the flour.
In a large pot heat the oil and brown the beef.
Remove the meat from the pot and set aside.
Add a little more oil and sauté the onions, peppers and garlic for 2 minutes.
Deglaze the pan with wine
Add the meat.
Add the broth and tomatoes.
Add the bay leaf, basil and oregano.
Cover an cook on medium heat for 1 to 11/2 hours until tender.
Note: Serve with nice crusty bread. This recipe can be cut down by using 1 pound of stew meat and served in smaller bowls as a unique appetizer or substitute the beef with veal, pork or lamb.
Serves 4 people.
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