Pepper Steak

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This is the BEST pepper steak recipe, it’s easy, ready in under 20 minutes and it’s always a winner with my family. SO good, you’ll never buy restaurant pepper steak again!

This is the BEST pepper steak recipe, it's easy, ready in under 20 minutes and it's always a winner with my family. SO good, you'll never buy restaurant pepper steak again!
Pepper Steak

Pepper steak is quick, easy and perfect to whip up any night of the week. Strips of beef and bell peppers are stir fried in a wok to create a delicious main dish, ready in no time! I love it with brown rice, but cauliflower rice would also be great on the side.

Pepper steak is quick, easy and perfect to whip up any night of the week. Strips of beef and bell peppers are stir fried in a wok to create a delicious main dish, ready in no time! I love it with brown rice, but cauliflower rice would also be great on the side.

As a kid I loved when my Mom made this steak and now that I’m an adult, it’s always a hit in my house when I make it. The key to stir frying any meal is to have all your ingredients chopped and prepped before you start to cook. Once prepped, your meal will be ready in minutes.

Tips and Variations

  • Whole 30 or Paleo To make this Whole30 compliant or paleo, swap out the soy sauce for liquid aminos and the corn starch for arrowroot, although you may need to adjust the amount.
  • Gluten-free To make this gluten-free, swap out the soy sauce for gluten-free tamari.

Freezer Directions

You can freeze this leftover steak in freezer safe containers. Let it cool completely before freezing to avoid ice crystals. Reheat in the microwave, 3 to 4 minutes, or until hot.

How To Make Perfect Pepper Steak

Pepper steak is quick, easy and perfect to whip up any night of the week. Strips of beef and bell peppers are stir fried in a wok to create a delicious main dish, ready in no time! I love it with brown rice, but cauliflower rice would also be great on the side.

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This is the BEST pepper steak recipe, it's easy, ready in under 20 minutes and it's always a winner with my family. SO good, you'll never buy restaurant pepper steak again!
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Pepper Steak

187 Cals 22 Protein 12 Carbs 6 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 Servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Asian, Chinese
Pepper steak is quick, easy and perfect to whip up any night of the week. Strips of beef and bell peppers are stir fried in a wok to create a delicious main dish, ready in no time! I love it with brown rice, but cauliflower rice would also be great on the side.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz top round beef, trimmed
  • 4 teaspoons plus 3 tablespoons soy sauce, liquid aminos for paleo or whole30*
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 3 tsp cornstarch, or arrowroot for paleo or whole30
  • 1 tbsp 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

Instructions

  • Slice beef 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 2 teaspoons of the 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 teaspoon of oil to wok, add peppers and onions and cook about 4 to 5 minutes. Return beef to the wok, add the sauce and red pepper flakes and stir fry about 30 seconds until slightly thickened.

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Notes

*use gluten-free tamari for gluten-free.
Refrigerate leftovers 3 to 4 days, or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4th of recipe, Calories: 187kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 54mg, Sodium: 668mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g
WW Points Plus: 4
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285 comments

  1. Amazing! Husband was a big fan and we had enough for the next day!

  2. This is excellent and so easy. Will be adding it to our rotation. 

  3. Thank you so much for this recipe and for the WW points included in the nutrition information.  That’s a big help!

  4. Oooo Sooooo Good!

    Made almost exactly as stated.  I didn’t have rice wine so replaced with water.  Also added a splash of sesame oil to finish.

    I’ll be making this again for sure!

  5. Always a favorite at the Cooper house.   Better then any take out. Super easy to make and delicious. 

  6. Made this tonight. Awesome! I doubled the sauce soit can be a little saucier. Followed this exactly. I used a flank steak and cut it across the grain. Melted in my mouth! Thank you Gina!

  7. Excellent! This dish is always a hit for the whole family!

  8. I made this recipe for dinner tonight and it was a huge hit with my whole family. Super easy and fairly quick to make. The only change I made was using sesame oil instead of vegetable oil for the extra flavor. This recipe is so good. I will definitely be making this often

  9. Just made this for dinner and it’s bangin, made some small changes to the original but damn this is good! 

  10. It was really nice everyone ate it and enjoyed it they would diffinatly eat it again the only thing is thwy said they would like more sauce thats easy done I had cauliflower rice and they had normal and not expensive to make

  11. This is our new favorite! So easy and quick. I used flat iron steak because that’s what I ad on hand and it was so tender. Love this!

  12. This is our new favorite! So easy and quick. I used flat iron steak because that’s what I ad on hand and it was so tender. Love this!

  13. A little too salty for my taste despite the low sodium soy sauce, so I added a teaspoon or so of honey to balance things out. Very delicious and easy though!