Kansas City Steak Strips combines steak in a chili sauce/broth mixture with green beans, all served over a bed of cooked rice.Jump to Recipe
Kansas City Steak Strips is a recipe that my dad used to make it all the time when I was growing up. Although he and I were the only two who ate it. My mom and sister don’t eat steak. Or at least I know my mom doesn’t. I don’t know exactly why my sister didn’t eat it. Anyways, more for us!
When I started making this, I could never remember the recipe and had to call my dad every. single. time. I finally wrote down the recipe two years later. Just remember the rule of 1’s. There’s 1 of everything: 1 tbsp butter or oil, 1 cup of rice, 1 pound of steak, 1 can of beef broth, 1 bottle of chili sauce, and 1 can of green beans.
Justin asked me one time to make it without the green beans since he doesn’t really like them. So I did. And it just wasn’t the same. So trust me, the green beans are necessary. And even for someone who doesn’t usually eat vegetables, I will eat them in this. It’s one of the only ways I will readily eat green beans. My dad always buys the French Cut beans. I’ve tried those and regular canned green beans and don’t notice a difference.
I believe my dad would usually buy a steak, then cut it into pieces. Or maybe he bought steak strips and still cut those up. Either way, I have found that buying “beef stew” meat works really well. It is already cut into chunks. Plus it isn’t too fatty. I don’t like a lot of fat on meat.
From what we have learned, Kansas City Steak Strips is ok reheated the next day, but past that it doesn’t last long. I try to make only enough for us each to have two bowls: one the night I make it and one for lunch the following day.
We eat this meal often, but always debate whether we want a fork or a spoon. You can use the fork to stab the meat, but it’s hard to scoop the rice with it. Plus, a fork can’t get the sauce. I tend to go with the spoon. But every time we eat it we have to stop and think about which is better! If you make it, let me know which you prefer. Do you use a fork or spoon?
Step by Step
Prepare the rice according to the package.
In a large skillet, warm the oil over medium heat. Sauté the meat until it’s cooked through.
Pour the beef broth and chili sauce to the skillet and bring it to a boil, stirring to combine.
Drain the can of green beans and add those to the skillet.
Serve the meat and sauce over the prepared rice.
Originally Published On: January 15, 2016
Last Updated On: February 28, 2020
Kansas City Steak Strips
- 1 lb steak strips
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup white rice
- 14.5 oz beef broth
- 12 oz chili sauce
- 14.5 oz french cut green beans
- Prepare rice according to directions
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the meat over medium heat with the oil until the meat is cooked through
- Add the beef broth and chili sauce to the skillet and bring to a boil
- Drain the green beans and add to the skillet
- Serve the meat mixture warm over the prepared rice
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
28 thoughts on “Kansas City Steak Strips”
This looks so hearty and comforting! Nick would absolutely love it! It’s going into our meal prep ideas for the upcoming week for sure!
This is definitely warm and hearty, I hope you enjoy the meal!
At first I thought that was green pepper strips, and I was trying to figure out what kind of noodles you were serving it over. I LOVE the idea of green beans, though – but my brain is stuck on Kluski noodles or something similar for a base…
I’ve never heard of Kluski noodles before, and also never thought about putting this over noodles. We’ve been eating it with rice as long as I can remember, but I may have to switch it up and give this a try.
I don’t eat steak either but I can definitely use this recipe when cooking for others. Absolutely love quick and easy meals.
This would definitely be a great recipe if you are cooking for others. It’s quick and easy and makes a lot.
I liked how simple and straightforward this recipe was. I don’t eat meat but know a lot of friends who enjoy a good steak during the winters!
This meal is a great one for the winter. It’s warm and hearty and just what most look for in the cold months.
This dish is so appealing to me and right now, cooking is therapeutic for me and I will make this tomorrow for dinner.
I love being in the kitchen, too. I hope your family enjoyed this if you had a chance to make it!
Ooo wow how yummy is this. Much better than a takeaway, as its all nice and home cooked xx
Cooking from home is always so much tastier than takeaway, and you can make it just how you like it.
This looks so good! I pinned this to try it! Can I use salsa instead of chili sauce.. We have sweet chili sauce here (that is Chinese) but I don’t know if it is the same as the US chili sauce.
I’ve never tried it with salsa. I’m sure it would be a different flavor, but may still be good! I use Heinz chili sauce, so not sure if you have that available. I would say it has a bit of a sweet flavor, so it may be similar.
My children wouldn’t eat meat without some kind of sauce! lol so this is a perfect recipe! Thank you!
Can’t say that I blame them, a good sauce makes everything better! 🙂
That looks so delicious! I like having rice and green beans with meat and we usually do this recipe using beef.
This is about the only way I will eat green beans, so we make it often to get some greens in.
I was wondering why your broth was red then I saw you added chili sauce. It looks like the prefect meal for a cold winter night.
The chili sauce definitely brings this meal together and adds so much flavor. It’s great for winter, but we also eat it a lot in the summer, too! My dad made it probably once a month or so when I was growing up.
Yummy. I love that you can substitute stew meat for the steak strips. That definitely helps make a budget friendly meal!
I love finding more budget-friendly substitutes. And they are easier to use, too!
I don’t eat steak a lot but this looks like a great recipe especially for those who loves eating steak.
We really don’t eat it often here, either, but my husband loves it when we do. It’s a great quick and easy recipe for steak when you want it.
That looks like a simple and easy recipe. Perfect for people on the go and with busy schedules.
It’s great when you want something filling but without a lot of prep or ingredients. We’ve been having this since I was a kid and it’s still a favorite meal.
I don’t eat steak, but the dish looks so yummy! I will definitely try this recipe for my friends who love steak☺
Your friends who enjoy steak will probably like this one. It’s simple but has a lot of flavor!