My Turkish friend Hande had a food blog for a while, and I can’t get enough of her beef-with-bell-peppers recipe. I’ve made a few alterations, so this is my version below:
- Beef (2 pounds or so)
- Bell peppers (3-5, of any color)
- Habanero pepper (I like 2, you do you)
- Black pepper (3 tsp)
- Garlic powder (3 tsp)
- Salt (3 tsp)
This recipe is incredibly easy to make, and goes really well served over rice. My first step was cutting up the bell peppers in strips like so:
Cut the beef in strips as well. This meat is frozen, but feel free to use fresh:
Add some oil to the pan and start cooking the meat over medium-high heat.
After a while, I added the habanero peppers, which I diced. Be careful! Don’t rub your eyes after touching the peppers, and once you put them in the pan, they’ll start giving off their spice in aromatic form. You may cough a little, but hopefully not too much. If so, adjust the heat or cover the pan.
Next, add all the spices – the pepper, the salt, the garlic powder. Mix in. I like my dish with a bit of fluid, and if you feel the same, you may want to add some water at various points, because the cooking will tend to boil it away.
Finally, add the peppers. Cover and cook until the peppers are as soft as you’d like them.
Honestly, I think I’ve made this dish ten times over the last few months. Given how easy it is to make and how tasty it is, you may fall in love with it too.