Pepper Steak Recipe Quick + Easy
Steak strips and vegetables are wrapped in a spicy oriental sauce and served over steamed rice. Next time you’re craving Chinese food, try this pepper steak!
We love this delicious and hearty Chinese recipe that goes perfectly with cauliflower rice, brown rice and even noodles. With a delicious sauce and chili, you can’t go wrong!
Favorite Asian Food
Pepper Steak doesn’t get enough credit! It’s not as common as other Asian dishes like orange chicken or beef with broccoli, but if you think it’s not tasty, you’re kidding yourself!
I love the unique flavor of pepper steak, served with cooked bell peppers and tomatoes, and drizzled with a delicious sauce. Absolutely favorite!
It’s a great main dish if you’re making a Chinese takeaway-style dinner, or even if you’re just looking for something different on a typical weeknight. It’s quick, easy and people love it all the time!
Cooking time is only 25 minutes!
Prepare the steak. Cut the meat through the grain into strips. Brown the meat with garlic in a large skillet.
Add the rest. Stir in tomatoes and peppers. Add soy sauce, chilli, sugar, ginger, and ¾ cup broth. Cover and cook for 20 minutes. Combine cornstarch with remaining broth. Stir it into the meat mixture. Bring to a boil and simmer for two minutes, stirring constantly.
Serve. We love pepper steak over steamed white rice, but you can also use brown rice, cauliflower rice, or noodles!
How do I cut meat on grains and why? Both the type of meat and the way it is cut determine how tender the meat will be. Brisket, sirloin, or round steak are all common cuts used for pepper steaks. To find the texture of the meat, you need to determine the direction of the muscle fibers.
Shorten muscle fibers by cutting perpendicular to the texture. If the grain moves up and down, you can cut the meat from side to side. A super easy trick to get delicious thin slices of beef is to put a piece of beef in the fridge for about 30 minutes. This will make it hard enough to be easily cut or even sliced.
What pan is best to use? Frying pans are more commonly found in people’s homes and they work well. A wok works great too. It heats evenly and is useful when you want to toss food into the pan like a pro.
Tips and Plugins
join in: Onions, carrots, broccoli, and pea pods are all good choices. You can also add red pepper flakes, paprika, paprika or cayenne pepper to taste.
Leftovers: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. If you’re in a hurry, you can reheat them in the microwave, but the best way is to use a skillet. Heat a pan, add a little olive oil, pour in the leftovers and cook until warm.
Looks good, right?
What to Serve with Pepper Steak:
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Prep time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Serving Size 6
Calories 275 kcal
by Lil’ Luna
- 1 1/2 pounds round steak
- 1 garlic clove chopped
- 2 tomatoes chopped
- 2 green peppers cut into strips
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 1/4 teaspoons ginger
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 1/4 cups beef stock dissolved in water or beef stock
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
Cut the meat through the grain into strips. Brown the meat with garlic in a large skillet.
Stir in tomatoes and peppers. Add soy sauce, chilli, sugar, ginger, and ¾ cup broth. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
Combine cornstarch with remaining broth. Stir it into the meat mixture. Bring to a boil and simmer for two minutes, stirring constantly.
Serve over hot rice.
The photo for this recipe was retaken by Alicia, a contributor to The Baker Upstairs.