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Betty Ford's Chinese Pepper Steak

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 pounds flank steak
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 3 green bell peppers, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 package onion soup mix
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sherry
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Cut steak lengthwise into 1/2-inch strips and then into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Melt shortening in skillet and fry steak just long enough for it to change color. Remove meat and sauté the green pepper.
  3. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a large pot. Add onion soup mix and continue to boil for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in the meat and green pepper and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Add the soy sauce, sherry, cornstarch (diluted in a little water), salt and pepper. Cook until slightly thickened.
  6. Serve over steamed rice.

Serves 4.


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