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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Pepper Steak

4.87 from 69 votes
6
Cals:187
Protein:22
Carbs:12
Fat:6
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.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
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!
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Yield: 4 Servings
Serving Size: 1 /4th of recipe

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: 187 kcal, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 22 g, Fat: 6 g, Cholesterol: 54 mg, Sodium: 668 mg, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 3 g

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288 comments on “Pepper Steak”

  1. Great recipe so easy and very tasty! Website changes I guess though? I literally left the page after making it for a half hour and it took me a half hour to find it again lol Well hope it works itself out!  I made exact but with some thin sirloin I had in the freezer and some simple Asian rice and can’t wait to make it again! 

  2. Made this last night and as with all your recipes, Gina, it was delicious! Hubby loved it. I didn’t have rice wine, substituted sherry. My late-mom made a similar dish “way back when,” but hers included a can of tomatoes, so I added that to keep her with me. Thanks for the delicious meal and the memories!

  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!

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    Heather Cooper

    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!

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    Gabrielle Batson

    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

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

  9. 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

  10. 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!

  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. 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!