Jamaican pepper steak is one of my favourite meat dishes. I use to love when my grandmother would prepare this dish for Sunday dinner.
This pepper steak recipe yield a Jamaican stir-fried dish made with sliced beef steak cooked with colourful bell pepper strips and seasoned with thyme, ginger and other Jamaican seasoning.
When I was a little girl I use to think this was the most decorative main dish with all the colourful bell pepper strips.
I never liked eating bell peppers but when cooked in the pepper steak I loved it.
How To Make Pepper Steak From Scratch
Making Jamaican pepper steak from scratch is much easier that you may think. The hardest part of cooking this dish is waiting for it to finish.
- After washing the meat, cut it into strips and seasoned with ginger, onion, garlic, thyme, scallion, browning sauce, beef/all-purpose seasoning.
I like to season the beef before I cook it to maximise flavour.
This may be a little time consuming because I have separate the seasoning and the beef when it’s time to cook.
You may choose to season the beef steak with just the beef/all-purpose seasoning and the browning sauce and instead add all the other ingredients to the pot.
- Heat a small amount of cooking oil in a skillet pan. Separate the seasoning from the beef.
- Separate the seasoning from the beef and add the beef strips to the pan to brown.
- Add the seasoning that you just separated to the pan and stir.
- Pour enough water or beef stock into the pan that cover the steak.
- Cook for twenty to thirty minutes, until the liquid is reduced.
- Add the bell pepper and cornstarch to thicken the sauce.
- With the heat on low, cook for a few more minutes for that the sauce thicken and the bell peppers softened.
What To Serve It With
Pepper steak is best served with a side of rice and and peas the recipe you can find here.
Rice and peas with Jamaican pepper steak makes a great Sunday dinner.
This delicious main also goes when with boiled dumping, boiled green banana and boiled pumpkin or yellow yam
It time to try Jamaican pepper steak, I promise you will enjoy the recipe below.
Storing Leftovers And Reheating
- Store leftovers in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- To reheat, place in the microwave for about 4 minutes on high or until completely heated through.
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Jamaican pepper steak recipe
- 2 lbs beef steak
- ½ green bell pepper Sliced into thin strip
- ½ red bell pepper Sliced into thin strip
- ½ yellow bell pepper Sliced into thin strip
- 1 medium onion Sliced
- 3 Cloves of garlic Crushed
- 1 Stalk of scallion Chopped
- ½ inch fresh ginger Crushed
- 2 Sprig of thyme
- 2 tbsp beef seasoning or all-purpose seasoning
- 2 tbsp browning sauce
- ¼ tsp salt Or the amount to your taste
- 2 tbsp cooking oil
- 1½ cup water or beef stock
- ¼ tsp corn starch
- Wash, clean and cut up the beef into strips
- Add the thyme, onion, garlic, scallion, ginger, beef/all-purpose seasoning, salt and browning sauce to the beef strips and combine. Leave to marinate
- Place a skillet pan with the cooking oil on medium heat and let it hot. Separate the seasoning and the beef and add the beef strips to the cooking oil. .
- Stir until all the beef strips are brown on all sides.
- Add the seasoning (thyme, onion, garlic, scallion) that you separate from the beef to the pan
- Add the water or beef stock, cover and let to pot cook for about 20 to 30 minutes.
- Stir in the bell peppers.
- Mix the corn starch in no more than quarter cup of water and add it to the liquid in the pot.
- Turn the heat to low ad let in simmer for another 5 minutes or until the peppers are tender.
- If you don’t have browning at hand, you can use thick soya sauce as a substitute for browning sauce.