Easy Pepper Steak Recipe


Lately, it seems like every time we go out to eat, I end up feeling disappointed and like I wasted my money.  We’ve really been enjoying creating some of our favorite recipes at home instead.  Shortly after I was married, my husband suggested that I contact his mom to get recipes for some of his favorite meals, and this recipe for pepper steak was one of the ones I requested.   It’s definitely been a hit in our family and if you’re looking for an easy pepper steak recipe this one is definitely it!  My 11 year old daughter has even been able to make it a few times now!

Easy Pepper Steak Recipe

Here’s how to make it:

Pepper Steak Recipe
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Easy Pepper Steak recipe
  • 3 cups hot cooked rice
  • 1 lb lean beef round steak (cut into ½ inch thick strips)
  • 1 T Paprika
  • 2 T butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1½ c. beef broth
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 green peppers, cut in strips
  • 2T cornstarch
  • ¼ c. water
  • ¼ c. soy sauce
  • 2 lg tomatoes (cut in eighths)

  1. Pound steak to ¼ inch thick. Cut into ¼ inch wide strips. Sprinkle meat with paprika. Let stand.
  2. Brown meat in butter.
  3. Add garlic, broth, onions, and green peppers.
  4. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Blend cornstarch, water and soy sauce. Stir into meat mixture. Cook, stirring until clear and thickened, about 2 minutes.
  6. Add tomatoes and stir gently.
  7. Serve over beds of fluffy rice.

If you enjoyed this recipe, here are a few others you might want to check out:

Bourbon Chicken

Easy Sweet & Sour Pork

Get more menu planning inspiration here–> Menu Planning Monday

Slow Cooker Steak Stroganoff Recipe



This recipe is a long time family favorite!  If you’re looking for an awesome slow cooker stroganoff recipe, this is IT!  I love it, too, because I can dump everything into the slow cooker and it does all of the “work” for me!

See more recipes here–> Recipes

Slow Cooker Steak Stroganoff Recipe

Here’s the recipe:

Slow Cooker Steak Stroganoff Recipe
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Serves: 8

  • 2T flour
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1¾ lb. boneless round steak
  • 2 cans 10¾ oz cream of mushroom soup (I use 98% FF)
  • 2 c. water (or 1 can 100% FF beef broth for more flavor)
  • 1 envelope beef stew mix
  • 4 oz can mushrooms, sliced and drained
  • ½ c. sour cream
  • 1 T minced parsley

  1. Combine flour, garlic powder, pepper, and paprika in slow cooker.
  2. Cut meat into 1½ inch strips. Place in flour mixture and toss until meat is well coated.
  3. Add soup, water, and stew mix. Stir until well blended.
  4. Cover and cook on low 6-7 hours.
  5. Stir in mushrooms, sour cream, and parsley and then cook on high 10-15 minutes until heated through. (Depending on the consistency of the sauce, you may need to add cornstarch to thicken or add more water/broth to thin)
  6. Serve over egg noodles.


Menu Planning Monday: Advocare 24 Day Challenge Recipes

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I’m hoping to pull myself together so to speak this week.  I attempted to start the Advocare 24 Day Challenge only to be hit with a number of setbacks.  I got sick.  My kids got sick.  Work was super stressful.  My husband went out of town.  The timing was off.  So, I’m attempted to be prepared this week with meal planning and I’m planning to actually start my Advocare 24 Day Challenge tomorrow!  Wish me luck!

Here are some of my 24 Day Challenge menus from my previous challenge:

See my menu plans from previous weeks here–> Menu Planning Monday

You can also view hundreds of meal plans each week at Orgjunkie.com

Do you like what you see here?  Make sure you also check out my favorite recipes board on Pinterest–> Melissa’s Bargains favorite recipes on Pinterest


SUNDAY:  Slow Cooker Hobo Stew – This is a “twist” on traditional beef stew because you use meatballs!  My kids love it and it’s a great way to get them to eat some extra veggies, too!  Throw everything in the slow cooker and it does the work for you!

MONDAY:  Skinny Three Cheese Penne Pasta – This is a new recipe for us.  My kids love pasta and I’m always looking for “healthier” versions.  I can’t wait to try this out!


TUESDAY:  Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla soup – This is a family favorite and I LOVE it because it’s a “dump and go” recipe!

WEDNESDAY:  Slow Cooker Pepperoni and Chicken  – This is another new recipe.  I’m excited to try it because it’s a slow cooker recipe and because it has things that I know my kids love, so hopefully they will love this, too!  Plus, it’s only 211 calories!  WOW!

THURSDAY:  Braised pork chops I got this recipe from my mother in law awhile ago – I think she may have gotten it from a Martha Stewart magazine (or online)


FRIDAY:  Slow Cooker Melt in Your Mouth Meatloaf – My son LOVES this recipe!  We never have leftovers when I make it!

SATURDAY:  Skinny Lemon Chicken – This recipe looks yummy!  I’m planning on serving it with roasted asparagus and green salad for me and a side of pasta for the rest of my family.

Slow Cooker Hobo Stew


I’ve been looking for new slow cooker recipes to try and found a recipe for Hobo Stew on Pinterest.   The original recipe called had a more tangy sauce (made with ketchup and vinegar) and I wanted something more hearty, so I made some substitutions.  The original recipe can be found here–> Hobo Stew

We served this with biscuits.  It was a hit with the whole family and one that will definitely be a “keeper” in your menu rotation!

Slow Cooker Hobo Stew

Here’s my recipe including the changes that I made:

Slow Cooker Hobo Stew
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Serves: 4

This is a nice twist on your traditional beef stew and perfect for fall and winter!
  • 1 bag frozen meatballs (you could make them from scratch, but I’m all about convenience)
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced (I use the Yukon potatoes)
  • 1 can Golden Mushrooom soup
  • 1 can beef broth
  • 1 bag frozen peas

  1. Place diced carrots and potatoes in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Place frozen meatballs on top.
  3. Pour Golden Mushroom soup and beef broth over the top.
  4. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  5. Add frozen peas 30 minutes before you are ready to serve.
  6. NOTE: This will be relatively thick if you use one can of beef broth. If you want a more “soupy” consistency, use two cans of beef broth.


See more slow cooker recipes here–> Slow cooker recipes

See my weekly menu plan and get meal planning inspiration here–> Menu Plan Monday

Easy Pineapple Angel Food Cake Recipe


If you’re looking for a tasty, low calorie dessert idea, check out this recipe for Easy Pineapple Angel Food Cake!  You only need TWO ingredients!  I have seen variations of this recipe multiple times online and I have to admit that in spite of the success of so many others, I was a bit skeptical!  I can’t believe how EASY this is to make and it was yummy, too!

Easy Pineapple Angel Food Cake Recipe

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Easy Pineapple Angel Food Cake Recipe
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Serves: 6-8

Easy, low calorie Pineapple Angel Food Cake recipe. You only need two ingredients!
  • Angel Food Cake Mix
  • Can of crushed pineapple
  • Optional: fruit to drizzle over the top and Cool Whip

  1. Add the contents of the Angel Food Cake Mix to a mixing bowl.
  2. Add a can of crushed pineapple (do not drain).
  3. Stir until both ingredients are well mixed.
  4. Spray a baking pan with nonstick spray (I used a bundt pan). The Angel Food Cake Box says that you do not need to grease the pan, but from my experience, if you’re using a bundt pan, it’s much easier to get the cake out if you spray it.
  5. Bake according to the directions on the box.
  6. Serve with fruit topping and/or Cool Whip (it’s also yummy without).