Cubed Pepper Steak

Servings : Serves 3-4

This simple yet finger-licking dish goes beautifully with fries or baked potatoes, naan or garlic bread, side salad and an icy drink. The perfect weekend dinner and a family favorite!

Ingredients for Marinade

  • 500 gm beef steak or fillet, cubed - Marinate the beef cubes for 4 hours to overnight in the ingredients below
  • 1 tsp. garlic paste
  • 1 tsp. ginger paste
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. soya sauce

Additonal Ingredients

  • 1 capsicum/bell pepper, cubed
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp. tomato paste/puree
  • 2 tsp. roughly crushed black pepper
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • water (as needed)
  • 1/4 tsp. cornflour (if required)


This dish can also be prepared using boneless chicken breast cubes.

If you’re using beef FILLET (tender cut), you can skip this tip and move on to the instructions. However, if you are using beef STEAK (tougher cuts), boil or pressure cook the cubes after marination to make sure they get done. In a pressure cooker this should take about 15 minutes. Longer if boiling in an open pan, until almost tender. Use water as needed for this stage, approximately 1 cup or more.

Heat the oil in a pan, add ginger and garlic paste, fry for a few seconds then add the beef cubes and the capsicum. Sprinkle the salt, cumin powder, half the pepper powder and tomato paste. Stir fry on high heat for a few minutes, then add water (or the leftover stock if you pre-boiled your steak). Cover and simmer on low heat until the steak is fully cooked and tender. You can add more water as needed and a ¼ tsp. cornflour (mix the cornflour in a bit of water to make a paste before adding it to the dish) then simmer for a few minutes if you prefer a light gravy.

Finally sprinkle the remaining black pepper, taste and adjust salt and squeeze in the lemon juice. Give it a final stir and turn off the heat.

For a bbq flavor, light a coal, place it on a piece of foil in the center of your pan and drop a bit of oil directly on the lit coal. Cover the pan and let the smoke envelope the meat for a minute. Open and discard the coal. Mix everything once more and serve your meal.

Enjoy! 🙂

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  • Hi Fauzia, please post a
    Hi Fauzia, please post a recipe for the steaks Aavailable in restaurants. Like Americano and other. I saw the folder but there’s not much variety for steaks

  • Made this evening, but but
    Made this evening, but but using chicken–served with your baked/roasted potatoes, (and a side salad and some sourdough bread–and a bit of rice to soak up any delicious juice:) Thank you for an another amazing recipe and meal.

  • assalaamualaikum….can u plz
    assalaamualaikum….can u plz help me use hot n spicy bbq sauce,thousand island salad dressing,tikka mayyonise,blue cheese salad sum quick n easy n nice recipes..i have these stuff ready made.nd i jst want to use them up…plz if can…do share d recipes…jazakillah

  • Assalamualaikum Fauzia,
    Assalamualaikum Fauzia,
    Your website is a blessing for us. All the recipes turn out great!
    I need your help. Is it ok if v skip soya sauce in the marinade? Or is there a substitute for soya sauce that I can use.
    Jazakillah khair

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