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Spicy Pepper Steak

Spicy Pepper Steak

I know, I know two spicy dishes in one week. But I just could not let the 4th of July pass by without sharing this recipe with you. While most of the recipes that I have shared this week have been present at our family functions, this one in particular is one that I can not go without.  The spicy peppers, the onions, the garlic and the tender marinated steak are a match made in heaven.

There has been much argument in my family over how to serve this dish, one side of the family likes to simply slice the peppers and onions while the other side prefers to blend the peppers and onions together. This may cause a bit more friction, but as you can probably guess by the picture, I am on the side that prefers the blended version. To me, blending the mixture allows it to completely coat the meat giving you more flavor.

I have given instructions to cook the steak on the stove but if you are BBQ-ing it would be just as easy to cook the marinated steak on the grill over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes per side and then complete the recipe as directed.

Spicy Pepper Steak

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Serves 4 - 6 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 1 1/2 pounds round steak
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • 1 medium onion
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 10 hot chili peppers, stems removed (I use Mezzetta found in the condiment aisle at the grocery store)
  • 1/2 cup of the liquid the peppers are in
  • kosher salt to taste



Place round steak in a plastic resealable bag with 2 tablespoons soy sauce. Marinate for 1 hour.


In a large skillet cook marinated steak over medium-high heat, about 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to plate and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Slice into bite size pieces and transfer to a bowl.


In a blender or food processor combine remaining tablespoon soy sauce, onion, garlic, peppers and pepper liquid. Process for about 30 seconds or until well blended.


Pour blended mixture over the top of sliced steak. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.


I prefer to make this a day a head of time since it is always spicier the next day :) Enjoy!

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  • You are forgiven for the spicyness because these dishes need indeed be shared! Thanks!
    Lovely steak here, perfect for the 4th of July! Enjoy the holiday!

  • Rex

    The picture of the steak, with all of the peppers on it, is making my mouth water. Love your site.

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