Jul 6, 2009

Pepper Steak



Strips of beef and peppers are stir fried in a wok to create a delicious main dish, ready in no time!

I love stir fried anything, this pepper steak is always a hit in my house. The key when stir frying is to have all your ingredients chopped and prepped before you start to cook. Once prepped, your meal will be ready in minutes. This is perfect served over white or brown rice.


Pepper Steak
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 Cook Time: 10 minutes Old Points: 5.5 • Points+: 6
Calories: 235.3 • Fat: 8.9 g Protein: 35.4 g Carb: 11.8 g Fiber: 1.2 g 


Ingredients:

  • 12 oz top round beef, trimmed to 1/8" fat, prime grade
  • 4 tsp plus 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 3 tsp cornstarch
  • 5 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

Directions:
    Slice meat into thin slices with the grain. Cut each strip across the grain about 1" long so you have small thin slices. Place in a bowl and add 4 tsp of soy sauce, 1 tbsp of rice wine, 1 tsp cornstarch and black pepper.

    In a small bowl, mix 3 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp water and 2 tsp cornstarch. Set aside.

    Heat the wok on high heat. Swirl in 1 tbsp oil and add the beef spreading evenly in the wok. Cook undisturbed for 20 seconds letting the beef brown. Using a spatula, stir meat, cooking another 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

    Add remaining 2 tsp of oil to wok, add peppers and onions and cook about 2 minutes. Return beef to the wok, add the sauce and red pepper flakes and stir fry about 30 seconds until slightly thickened.

    73 comments :

    1. Oh that looks so good.

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    2. e right, having everything ready to go at hand is paramount when stir-frying.
      This looks great!

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    3. You have a blog full of great recipes and I wanted to let you know that I have an award waiting on my blog for you to collect. Cheers!

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    4. This was wonderful! My husband has asked to have it again.

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    5. I've try many times stir fry and never is good...i'll try this recipe...i hope this time it work out good

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    6. Do you have a specific serving size, like cups or oz?

      Also just FYI, I am completely in LOVE with your recipes! I just started weight watchers and came across your site when searching for recipes on-line. I sat at dinner one night (I think we were having the Puerto Rican Rice and Beans) telling my boyfriend, "I hope this girl knows what she's doing because none of this stuff tastes like 'diet' food and I don't want to GAIN weight!!" Keep up the great recipes and THANKS!

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    7. @Michelle - LOL Trust me, people always double check my numbers and are quick to email me if they think my points are wrong. As long as you stick with the point system, you won't go wrong. And let's not call it diet food, just healthy low fat, high fiber, low calorie food eaten in controlled portions :)

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    8. pinebeltgirl12/15/09, 7:15 PM

      I made this recipe tonight, it was so good. I think I will make a double recipe next time. My husband asked for seconds, so I know it was good. This is a keeper recipe for me. Everything I have tried so far has been wonderful. I wont hesitate to make a recipe from this site because I know they will all be good. Keep up the good work with the recipes Gina!!

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    9. I made this tonight & it was awesome!!!! soooo goooood & sooo easy!!! I added some garlic & i didn't have rice wine, so i just added some beef stock & it was soo tasty!!! I cant wait for leftovers tomorrow!!! thanks Gina!!!

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    10. This meal has become a staple in our house!!! I toss in thinly shredded cabbage at the end and toss it around rather than searving over rice!!!

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    11. Sooooo yummy! When it was cooking I said I hoped it tasted as good as it smelled and it did....and then some! The whole family loved it! Thank you for all the wonderful recipes!

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    12. Glad you liked it, I love stir fry. I think I need to make this again soon. Thanks for the comment :)

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    13. I just found your site after starting Weight Watchers point-counting just the other day. As a former food-blogger, I want to thank you for the tremendous effort you put into this blog! I appreciate every bit of it.

      This recipe is fabulous! I did cut down on the sodium. I used low-sodium soy sauce and in the sauce that calls for 3 Tbs, I used only one and replaced the other 2 Tbs with water.

      This will become a staple in my house. My husband and I both loved it. We put it on top of potatoes that I made the crock-pot way (thanks for that recipe too).

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    14. I have made this several times and its a favorite of ours. Tonight I added some mushrooms and bok choy that I had in the fridge and it looks great! Thanks for another great recipe!

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    15. My husband and I love this recipe and have cooked it numerous times. We always have chicken on hand so do you think I can substitute the steak with chicken or would the soy sauce be too much for it?

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    16. I'm sure this would taste great with chicken!

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    17. Once Again! Great Great recipe! I measured everything as is and did not variate and it was wonderful! We had this with brown rice. Yummy to my tummy! Next time cant wait to try this with tomatoes. Thanks again for another great recipe!!!!!

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    18. We love this recipe, My 6 yr old son get so upset that there is never any leftovers ;) It's that good. I am making it again tonight for dinner but this time instead of using peppers (Out of them) I am using broccoli. Yum! Thanks for such FABULOUS recipes!

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    19. So I see this is 6 points for WW a serving of 4 so 1 serving would be a cup right??

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    20. Happy you all like!! Just divide the recipe by 4 equal portions, probably about 1 cup.

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    21. Made it tonight and the wife and I loved it.

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    22. i'm making this for dinner tonight. so far my husband (and kids) love every recipe on you site. funny, my sis-in-law linked me to this site cause she does WW and i was so skeptical thinking "oh it's healthy food" and "healthy food has no flavor!" your recipes have proved me wrong. you CAN eat healthy and have it very flavorful! thank you for sharing your recipes that i can't get enough of and i love that it's gotten our family eating healthy!!

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    23. selle, I love that you are cooking recipes here and not dieting. HUGE compliment!!

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    24. I prepared this recipe for dinner tonight. It was delicious! Hubby had no idea that it was low calorie. This is a keeper!

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    25. I just emailed this recipe to my sister and the title was: "Life-Changing Pepper Steak!" :) LOVED IT! Add mushrooms to get more veggies in that puppy...absolutely delish!

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    26. I made this with thin ribeyes and I had tri-colored peppers. I also added mushrooms. Delish! Husband practically licked the plate. I served it with brown rice.

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    27. Gina I'm really not good cooking beef like this. It's always to tuff so I use a crock pot or oven bag. What do you suggest? Thanks

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    28. I'm thinking this would be great for fajitas...off to the grocery store it is! Thanks Gina!

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    29. Gina, hands down you are AMAZING! I am not on weight watchers, but I do track my calories and I came across your site once looking for a low calorie recipe, and my life hasn't been the same since. My husband used to nag me to cook more and now he nags me to stop cooking so much, because now I am always in the kitchen!
      Your recipes have truly shed a new light on the whole cooking experience for me, so thank you! BTW my husband really enjoys your recipes too and even asked if you had a light recipe for corn pudding. I searched your site but couldn't find one, so maybe you can add that to your list of recipes to try one day:)

      I never write on blogs, but I really just wanted to say THANKS! I have made this recipe twice already and my family LOVES it. I am actually going to try it with chicken tonight and add broccoli to the mix! xoxox

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    30. Thanks for leaving a comment! I've never had corn pudding so that may be hard but I'm so happy you are enjoying cooking now!

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    31. Yummy! Made this tonight. Substituted 1 tbsp of rice wine for 1 tsp of white wine vinegar, 1 tsp of Moscato (dessert wine), and 1 tsp of water. Did every thing else to a T and it came out perfect! It was my first attempt at making pepper steak and I thank you for making it an awesome experience!

      p.s. Made mine with cauliflower rice since I'm low carb, but my hubby's with brown rice and he loved it as much as I did!

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    32. so me and the hubby have decided to stop going out as often as we do so I came on here and got this recipe and It was a great success. Two thumbs up thank you for sharing

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    34. Could you use rice vinegar instead of rice wine? I cannot find rice wine ANYWHERE, but I do have rice vinegar...

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    35. Just made this for dinner, it was delicious! The whole family loved it, we've decided not to order Chinese food again, this is so much lighter and not as oily! Thank you for sharing your recipes, I love this website.

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    36. Hey Melkipke, I used rice vinegar and it came out great!

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    37. This was so good, tasted like authentic Chinese food!

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    38. This nutrition information on this does NOT include the rice, correct?

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    39. Just finished eating this for supper and it was great Thanks so much for your amazing recipes. I loved everyone that I have tried so far.

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    40. Made this tonight and it was fabulous! I added squash to add an extra veggie! Delish! My husband said it tasted like it was from a Chinese restaurant.

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    41. Made this tonight and it was wonderful. No left-overs, can't wait to try more.

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    42. I will be trying this recipe tomorrow. I have made a new recipe from this site every day for 2 weeks. My fussy family loves every one we have tried so far. Thank you for taking everyday recipes and making them healthy. I appreciate you more than you will ever know.

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    43. Made this tonight and it was delicious. You'd never know it was only 6 points plus! this was my first recipe made off this site, i will definitely be coming back to this site for more recipes!

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    44. I love your site! I made this tonight and LOVE it. It will definitely be going into our rotation. It was SO good!

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    45. This recipe was easy oh so good. Will be making it again, very soon.

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    46. Oh.. My... Goodness.. this is SO good. Just made this tonight for dinner. This has to be one of the best things I've ever cooked and/or eaten! Next time, I'm trying it with chicken!

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    47. Gina,

      Found your website through my SIL/Best Friend when she pinned your 'Chicken Rollatini with Spinach alla Parmigiana' onto her board on Pinterest. It was been a pleasure to play in your recipe box. lol

      I made the Pepper Steak w/ white rice and a nice spinach salad on the side... It was a hit! My hubby and 4 yr old loved this so much that it will go into the permanent rotation.

      THANK YOU for making eating better so much easier and fun. I have made one of your meals for dinner almost everyday for the last week. And I plan to make the Thai red chili shrimp tomorrow. ;)

      Sincerely,
      Christine and the whole Raymond Family

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    48. I have never made chinese but what I do love is the brown sauce that they put on many of their dishes. What are the ingredients that they use in their brown sauce. I am going to try your pepper steak tonight but would like more brown sauce. Hope you can help me. Thanks Marty

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    49. Could I use something else instead of rice wine? I don't have that on hand but have everything else!

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    50. Just made this and the Frittata (trying to cook ahead for the week so I'm not tempted to order out). Both are fantastic! I also have the Slow cooked Pernil cooking. I used red wine vinegar in the pepper steak because I didn't have rice wine. Can't wait to try more of these recipes - I just started WW again but needed to find some recipes the entire family would eat.

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    51. can I substitute the rice wine with anything else?

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    52. I think rice vinegar works better, actually. ;)

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    53. Gina - I've made quite a few of your recipes and just made this one tonight - all of them have been absolutely delicious!!! I love your recipes - Thanks!!!

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    54. This was so delicious! I served it over quinoa and it was great. Another awesome, healthy recipe - thank you!

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    55. What is a serving size?

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    56. love it, my picky family LOVED it! This rocked and is def a keeper on my pepperplate! Thanks so much....

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    57. I'm looking forward to making this...I try to make healthier things and my teenage boys are getting oh so tired of CHICKEN!! :)

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    58. I loved loved loved this. Couldn't find rice wine - I used sherry instead, since that's what "the internet" generally recommended, as it's the most similar.

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    59. I made this for dinner tonight! Another winner Gina! You are the bomb amd I adore you!
      Thank you for your amazing recipes!
      SusanPena-Salisbury
      Meadows Place, TX.

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    60. I doubled it, and added 2 cloves of minced garlic to the meat bowl, used cooking spray instead of oil, added 7-8 sliced, sauted mushrooms, a red and green pepper, and used low sodium soy sauce and a generous sprinkle of crushed red pepper!!! Delicious !!!

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    61. Mary Cahill9/25/12, 8:53 PM

      Oh my gosh. I made this last week almost exactly per recipe(I used apple cider vinegar, I was out of rice wine)and while I was skeptical about the vinegar, it was scrumptious! Everyone, including my picky 10 year old asked for it to be on our weekly menu.
      Tonight I wanted stir fry with zucchini and mushrooms and couldn't find anything on your site, so I thought..."hmmm, I wonder if the pepper steak recipe would be good with my zuc's and mushrooms?" I am SO GLAD I did the swaps. All it was missing was onion, that would have the icing on the cake! All my kids loved it and my 3 year old even asked for "more zukis mama". He's not a zucchini kid, so this was HUGE. Thank you for the scrumptious recipe that is also very easy to adapt. I am not sure what the caloric swap would be, but since I only swapped veggies and kept everything else the same, I figured it would still be close.

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    62. Gina, I just had to say, this is by FAR my all time favorite recipe, EVER. I make it every other, if not once a week. It is SO GOOD! I make it exactly as the recipe is listed, with no changes or substitutions. It is better than any Chinese food you could ever buy.

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    63. Wow this was really really good. I actually tripled it because I had a 36oz piece of round (london broil) and I was a little worried because my wok isn't big, but it all turned out very well.

      Also as a sub for the rice wine since it was nowhere to be found at my grocery store, I used cooking sherry.

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    64. Made this tonight! It was delicious

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    65. Looks great. Thanks for all of your wonderfully delicious recipes. I appreciate this site for healthy meal ideas.

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    66. I didn't realize I needed rice wine not rice wine vinegar. My family wanted the sauce to be sweeter. I am betting that it would be if I had used the correct ingredient, rice wine vinegar. Can you recommend a brand? I thought it was great! Thanks Gina!

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    67. Soooo happy to find your site! I'm trying to watch my weight, lost 100#'s in the last year, but not the healthy way, I was in car accident and broke my neck & been in and out of hospitals. But my daughter is a diabetic & calories are always a concern but for her carbs are the most concerning and your recipes are great for her as well. Made the peanut butter pie for her party last nite, lowfat everything and splenda for the sugar it was soooo delicious and her friends didn't even know anything was lowfat/cal/sugar!! She was so happy she said for that moment she felt "normal "! Thank you! You have no idea what that meant to me! Bless you Gina, you're an angel on earth!!!
      xoxo

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    68. Soooo happy to find your site! I'm trying to watch my weight, lost 100#'s in the last year, but not the healthy way, I was in car accident and broke my neck & been in and out of hospitals. But my daughter is a diabetic & calories are always a concern but for her carbs are the most concerning and your recipes are great for her as well. Made the peanut butter pie for her party last nite, lowfat everything and splenda for the sugar it was soooo delicious and her friends didn't even know anything was lowfat/cal/sugar!! She was so happy she said for that moment she felt "normal "! Thank you! You have no idea what that meant to me! Bless you Gina, you're an angel on earth!!!
      xoxo

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    69. This recipe is amazing!! I have been searching for a simple way to make this where the meat still stays tender and has amazing flavor and finally I found it!! I had a hard time finding Rice Wine so I did some research and found that White Grape Juice can be used as an alternative....the recipe was wonderful!

      Thank you for another great recipe!

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    70. This recipe is AMAZING!!! I will be making this for my family often. Thanks for yet another awesome recipe Gina! ;)

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