Pepper Steak

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

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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
Blue Smart Points: 5
Green Smart Points: 6
Purple Smart Points: 5
Points +: 4
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271 comments

  1. 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!

  2. Is rice wine the same as rice wine vinegar? Thank you.

    • Hi TG, it’s not, rice wine vinegar is much more acidic. You can find rice wine under the name Shaoxing rice wine at any Asian market for about $3. If you don’t want to commit to purchasing it because the bottle is quite big (but shelf-stable!), you can sub dry sherry. 

  3. Anyone try with skirt steak?

  4. This recipe was delish!! I added some hoisin and garlic the marinade.

    I have a question on how the points got calculated. I use iTrackBites to track and calculate my food.  When I plug in the nutrition information the points (green) calculate to 3.8.  When I used the recipe builder, I came up with 5.3 points.  The problem may be that there were a few top top round steak to choose from with different point values.  Can you advise in any way? Thank you 

  5. Made this for dinner tonight and it was fabulous! My husband raved about it. Will definitely make it again. Love your recipes!

  6. Excellent 

  7. Love this recipe, make it all the time. Anyone ever try it in, like, a small street tortilla?! Thinking about giving it a try w a couple tweaks… or no tweaks… hmmmm?!

  8. Delicious! I didn’t have rice wine. I used mirin, which is sweet rice wine which added 5 gems if sugar. Very tasty!

  9. I love this recipe. I am a bit confused as it says to slice it with the grain and then the next sentence says across the grain. Can you confirm?

  10. This was absolutely delicious.  I took a reviewers advice to double the sauce.  I also marinated my top round in the rice wine vinegar for an hour before cooking.  The statement “you will never order takeout again” is absolutely correct.  I will make this dish again and again!

  11. This looks delicious! Can I sub chicken for beef? Our family doesn’t eat red meat. ☺️

  12. Such a wonderful recipe!   However, I did double the sauce on the last step.   I’m saucy like that!   Skinny taste never fails!   

  13. This is an easy, quick weeknight dish that I’ll make again and again. Thanks for another great recipe!

  14. This was delicious! I used flank steak and used one regular onion and one red onion and Trader Joe’s frozen pepper strips and used coconut aminos due to needing it to be gluten free. It came together beautifully and so yummy!! Threw in two bags of Trader Joe’s Brown Rice into the meat and sprinkled toasted sesame seeds on top! Thank you for another great recipe!!

  15. This is definitely going into the rotation! Delicious! Swapped coconut aminos for the soy and lime juice for rice wine vinegar. Excellent!

  16. Wonderful! Easy and incredibly tasty! You are a hell of a cook!

  17. I really wanted to try this but I was pretty skeptical because its not something I’m used to making, but wow was it good! Even my picky husband devoured it! Make this recipe!

  18. 10/10 and actually SO easy. I use 5 minute rice and this is ready in 15. Obsessed with all of Gina’s recipes. Haven’t tried a bad one yet. 

  19. Another favourite. Fast, easy, delicious. Just what I like.

  20. Absolutely delicious and super easy! Added some sliced dried red pepper for some additional kick.

  21. Fabulous recipe , delicious and so easy. Took me about 10 min, then had to wait for rice

  22. Can I use a top round lindin broil for the pepper steak recipe?

  23. Gina, my daily motto may as well be “another day, another Skinnytaste recipe!”  We’re huge fans of Chinese takeout and this was so much better!! So fantastic- kids and adults loved it. I’m following WW and love that your recipes are so flavorful, healthy, and very satisfying!  I used sirloin from Costco and it was so tender. 
    Thank you! 

  24. This was SOOOOOOO GOOD!!!
    Really flavorful, really tender, and so EASY to prepare. Especially if you have a mandoline to slice the onions and bell pepper with. Only about 5 min to slice veggies and beef, and maybe 10 to sauté everything and serve. I recommend putting the beef in the freezer for 30-45 min before slicing (just to firm it up a bit for super fast and easy slicing)
    I followed recipe exactly, but used top sirloin as I couldn’t find top round in my store.
    Thank you for another amazing recipe! I will never order pepper steak out again!

    • Oh I did make one other adjustment. I couldn’t find rice wine at my store either, so I subbed it with a dry white wine. Still tasted fantastic.

  25. Do you know the points if I use chicken instead??

  26. This was delicious! Just started WW and was looking for recipes to try, and this one was a definite home run. Thanks for posting and providing a great resource for WW recipes. 

  27. Can you cook this in an electronic skillet or frying pan on the stove? I do not own a wok

  28. After reading the comments, I used top sirloin, doubled the recipe and added carrots and snap peas, as well as 4 cloves chopped garlic to them. Delicious!! Yet another fabulous healthy recipe. Thank you Gina!!

  29. I give this recipe 3 stars because of ease. However, the dish lacks flavor. Far too much soy sauce, not much depth. Tasted like spicy soy sauce. If i make again, i would add garlic and ginger, something to give more flavor.

  30. I served this with cauliflower rice and it was great.  There was a little too much sauce for my liking, but the taste was great.  I will probably add a little more meat next time to accommodate for that.  I didn’t put the red pepper flakes in it.  It was light but satisfying which is what I look for in a meal.  

  31. The recipe says you can use arrowroot powder instead of cornstarch for paleo/keto, but when I used arrowroot powder 1:1 for what’s listed in the recipe, it made a suuuuper thick sauce. Tasted awesome, but need more clarification about using arrowroot especially since the recipe offers the substitution.

    • This was an absolutely delicious meal!  I did add a touch of garlic powder and ground ginger and used sirloin instead of top.  Definitely making this again! 

  32. Do you think I could slice my steak and put in in the sauce then freeze it until I’m ready to cook it? 

  33. Added note: This recipe is excellent with top sirloin. I couldn’t find top round at my local store. 

  34. This was delicious and so easy to make. The steak was juicy and not over cooked and the flavor was excellent, not too salty. I used 2 bell peppers and accidentally left out the rice wine and it still tasted good. Highly recommend this recipe. 

  35. Every time I try a new recipe from Gina, I think to myself, this is my new favorite. And then I try another one and that becomes the favorite. Lol! I just love so many of her recipes! But honestly…I think it’ll be hard to find one to top this! So good and easy and tasty and such a HUGE break from the chicken and turkey which I eat three or four times a week, if not more, with my WW diet. I love that so many of the Skinnytaste recipes don’t taste like “diet” food at all. And I am grateful for all the work she’s put in to include the WW points and nutritional value for us. Saves me so much time and effort. I have done WW on and off for decades, but this time around, I’m feeling it’s so much easier as I just plan so many of my meals straight off of the Skinnytaste website! Thank you Gina for all the hard work you do!

  36. This recipe is designated freezer meal. What is the prep and cook instructions for freezing? 

  37. I have made this many times and it is fantastic. I serve with birds eye brown rice. The last couple of time I have used sirloin instead of top
    Round and it has reduced the freestyle points to 3 😃

  38. I love this recipe it’s so easy to make and the recipe takes you step by step skinny taste is the best.

  39. This was so good! The meat was tender and the flavor was better then anything I’ve ever had in a restaurant. This will become a go to recipe!

  40. This is a great recipe, I can’t wait to make this thank you for all of these recipes

  41. Made this today havwnt tried it yey but i guarantee it going be delicious.

  42. Just made this and it was great. I used the amino acids which may have added to the saltiness. I will definitely try it again but with low sodium gluten free soy sauce.

  43. Made this tonight (with a few changes), and it was delicious, easy, and quick! Thank you!!! 

  44. This was delicious.  My family loves it!  Will definitely make this again.   I couldn’t find rice wine in the store  so I used white cooking wine I had on hand.   Yummy!  Thank you Gina ????

  45. Could you do this in a pressure cooker? 

  46. My picky husband took one bite of this and vowed he’ll never buy restaurant pepper steak again. I used low sodium soy sauce, and the recipe still had plenty of seasoning. I also doubled the sauce to pour over brown rice. Quick and easy, with great results!

  47. Made this with steak and it was delicous!!! Wondering if it would be good with chicken?? Would I need to change any of the recipe?

  48. DELICIOUS !!! 

  49. I cook this recipe easily once a week, and my other half says its one of his favourite meals! It’s so quick and easy to whip up. I use rice vinegar, as haven’t been able to find rice wine but still tastes delicious!

  50. I made this last night. It was pretty mediocre. Make sure you get a good cut of meat or it will be
    tough and it matters. Definitely needed more flavor even with the added red pepper flakes.

  51. Any idea what the point value (WW Freestyle) without the rice?

  52. Delicious!! I will definitely make this again and again! My family loved it!

  53. Yummy my teen kids love it and my hubby devoured it . Thnaks

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  55. This recipe is simple and delicious 

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  57. I am on weight watchers and have been making this for the past few weeks for my family. We all love it. It is delicious.

  58. This was delicious!!!

  59. Hello I do have a question after you cook the meat do u drain the juice or keep it in the wok and cook the vegetables in there with it ? 

    • I drained the juice with the meat before adding more oil and veggies to the pan. Otherwise it won’t sauté so much as boil the veggies that are sitting in juice.

  60. Really Good!  I have travel to okinawa, japan wear it is a melting pot of food from different countries.  There is one amazing place that serves the best Pepper Steak called White Kichen (not misspelled).  This comes in at second on my list of great tasting asian cuisine!  Thank you!

  61. So quick, so easy, so delicious!  Will be making this again.  Thanks Gina!

  62. As a freezer meal would you make recipe then freeze or prep everything freeze raw???

  63. Can this be made with chicken instead of steak? Would there be any adjustments needed?
    Thanks!

  64. Really good recipe. I used flat iron steak and the red wine vinegar I had on hand from the chickpea and tuna salad. Also added ginger and garlic. Thanks!

  65. Doesn’t the smart points include the rice or just the beef and sauce ?

  66. Excellent, I substituted red wine vinegar it was still awesome! 

  67. Made in a cast iron skillet with rice vinegar instead of rice wine. Love this recipe, and my bf will actually eat his vegetables!

  68. Is it possible to convert this to instant pot?

  69. Is it rice wine as in Sake or rice wine vinegar?

  70. Always a winner! My kids and hubby love it! Even the toddler will eat it when I stick blend it. (He has a texture aversion to any meat except “hotdog”. Argh!)
    Lol we call It pepper soup and he devours it. Thankfully it allows us to get him to eat more veggies and meat! Lol

    We have been making this one for years! Thanks, Gina!

  71. I made this tonight.  It was super fast and quite tasty.  We will definitely have this again.

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  73. How could this be prepared in a slow cooker?

  74. I made this for dinner tonight and it’s was a hit. I used skirt steak since I picked up a piece that was marked down. It was probably higher in calories because of that but the steak was nice and tender. I also used low-sodium soy sauce.

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  76. I absolutely love this recipe and somehow, miraculously, my kids love it so much that they forget to complain about the peppers and onion. We serve it over rice and it’s just delicious. I always use rice wine vinegar since I read the recipe that way the first time and have forgotten every time since that it’s not vinegrar. But it’s so good that I can’t even imagine that we want to try it with rice wine at this point. Also have made it with Petite Sirloin, Flank Steak and Top Round and doesnt seem to matter which one as it tastes great every time.

  77. We made this as written except we used rice wine vinegar instead of the mirin. And, we Loved it!  So much flavor.  We had it with white basmati rice.  We plan to have it often. Thank you! 

  78. So easy & so so good! I made in skillet instead of wok. Great flavor & quick to prepare. I dont know what I’d do without Gina & Skinnytaste! Thanks for another awesome recipe!

  79. This was very good. Even my most picky eater loved it. Thank you so much for posting.

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  81. I just made this and I’m licking MyDish it is so good! I did not have rice vinegar or rice wine so I use white wine vinegar and I have to say it was absolutely delicious and perfectly fine this is definitely my new favorite

  82. I️ used 1 lb sirloin steak and an extra pepper. Also sub’d sherry for rice wine. Excellent. A definite repeat.

  83. Gina,
    Made this last night, served it with brown rice and edamame as an appetizer. It was super easy, and everyone loved it! Husband said if we are going to be eating more low cal meals this year, this one must me added to the rotation. Thank you for your awesome website!! 

  84. Hi, what’s a substitute meat I can use? We don’t eat beef.

  85. Hi. Can you tell me how you got the calories count. I input the recipe into MyFitnessPal and got around 296!!!

  86. This is absolutely amazing with sesame oil instead of vegetable oil. I made a version of this tonight and it was with sliced flank steak, and I put it all in the crock pot for a few hours. So good.

  87. If I wanted to put it in the freezer, should I do it before cooking? Thanks in advance.

  88. I entered this recipe on my Weight Watchers app but the app gives it 4 Smart Points, while your site says 6. Which is it?

    • Are you using the recipe builder? The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why

  89. I have a cast iron wok, however I opted for using my large cast iron pan. I added about 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes to the meat when it was mixed with the sauce and I set it in the fridge for a few minutes. I added steamed broccoli and served over traditional sushi rice, really enjoyed this recipe.

  90. I used Pinot Grigio in place of rice wine and also added some minced garlic and fresh grated ginger. Turned out delicious. Definitely adding this to my rotation!

  91. Can I use flank steak for this instead? 

  92. Did not need the oil or boulion cube. One cup of water and soy sauce worked well.

  93. So good!!! I used flank steak BC that’s what I had in the freezer, and threw in some fresh grated ginger and garlic with the peppers BC why not? Was so easy, I always have these ingredients on hand, and took 15 mins tops. I was waiting for the rice! Will definitely be adding this to the weekly rotation.

  94. Can this be done in the Instant Pot?

  95. I just made this tonight. Oh my it was amazing. So simple yet so flavorful. Husband ask “you’ll be making this again right?” I served over some noodles and a side salad and it was the perfect dinner!

  96. Made this tonight for the family, everyone loved it thank you!

  97. Made this dish this evening with gluten free soy sauce and rice vinegar ~it was delicious! My kids and husband devoured it! Thanks, Gina!

  98. Best stir fry I have ever made at home.  Better than take out.  I threw in some snow peas  I am on Weight Watchers and I am so excited to have discovered this site.  Made your taco stuffed zucchini for dinner the other night and it was delicious.  Thanks for putting the smart points on each recipe.  Looking forward to trying many more recipes.

  99. This was awesome! Everyone cleaned their plates!

  100. This is nothing short of outstanding!! My family LOVED it! Thanks for making dinner ideas so easy 🙂

  101. So good! Love the idea of adding broccoli or snow peas. Will definitely be making again!

  102. Made this tonight! Definitely one of my new favorites!!!

  103. This was delicious! Definitely a new recipe in our rotation!!! 

  104. i tried this tonight. Soy sauce can through a little too strong for me, but my husband gave it high marks. I didn’t notice that the recipe was calling for rice wine and not rice vinegar until I was quite far along. Next time I will try sweetening the rice vinegar with a little sugar if I still don’t have rice wine on hand. The sweetening may also help cut through the saltiness of the soy sauce. Definitely on the list to try again.

  105. For those wondering, I made this last night with a sirloin steak and it came out fantastic.  I got a thumbs up from the whole family to make this again. It was quick and easy.  I made it exactly as suggested, but you can easily adapt to your family’s vegetable preferences. I will add broccoli next time, as my family loves it in stir fry. Thanks Gina for another great recipe. I have been coming to your site for years and I’ve never been disappointed. 

  106. What is a whole30 sub for rice wine?

  107. I made this last night for dinner with Skinnytaste Cauliflower Fried Rice. Delicious and fast. I chopped the veggies and meat in the morning before work and just threw it together when I got home. I had dinner on the table in 15 minutes. Love the versatility of stir fry. Add mushrooms or celery or green pepper or snow peas….. Whatever is in the fridge. 🙂

  108. Omg made this tonight using thin trimmed New York steak. It was really really good! 

  109. We are making this right now! You have it tagged as freezer friendly. What are the freezer directions?

  110. This looks so good! It should be coconut aminos for whole30 though, not liquid aminos, which is still made of soy.

  111. I used my non-stick pan and it worked great. Very tasty and looks as great as the picture. I used an orange bell pepper and threw some sliced scallions like the picture. yum

  112. Yes, you can use a frying pan if you don’t have a wok.  I’ve made something similar but used flank steak and added tomatoes also.  

    The green onions and sesame seeds in the finished dish are just to make it look delish!

  113. Can you use a frying pan instead of a Wok? Or should I invest in a Wok?

  114. Looking forward to trying this recipe, but for the life of me I can’t find rice wine.  Did you mean rice vinegar, or is rice wine an actual bottle of wine? Thanks!

  115. Would this work with sirloin steak?

  116. Would this work with sirloin steak?

  117. Hi! This looks great and easy, I’m going to make it tonight. It looks like in the picture that it’s garnished with sliced green onion, but it’s not mentioned in the recipe. I know this is me being picky, but it’s an ingredient in the photo and not listed in the recipe, or am I missing something?

  118. Is the rice wine the same as rice wine vinegar? I have that in my cupboard.
    Thanks!

  119. My entire family loves everyone of your recipes. We are patiently awaiting book number 3! Will be making this yummy looking dish next week. Thank you for all of the work you put behind each and every recipe.

  120. Can I use a frying pan if I do not have a wok?

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  122. Gina, would it be ok to use a skillet rather than a wok? I don’t own a wok. 

  123. What is rice wine? Thanks!

  124. Can this be done in the crock pot ? 

  125. Would love to try this, can’t see recipe!

  126. Am I missing something, or theres no specific recipe for this dish, actually?

  127. Scrolling to the bottom and can’t find the recipe Gina. Help!

  128. Would love to try! I can’t see the recipe though. ????

  129. can’t see the recipe

  130. How did you get the recipe – I just see a picture and the nutritional value

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  132. No recipe

  133. 08/10/17 – I’ve been trying to access this recipe for hours.  Only the description and photos are here.  No ingredient list or instructions

  134. I would love to make this receive, but it isn’t there.

  135. How do I reach the actual recipe from the August 2017 introduction?

  136. 8/9/17 – there is no recipe on the page now. Just your comments, photos and a “subscribe to” link. Please fix!

  137. Hi Gina,
    I love your recipes and look forward to the recipes you post. I just can’t find the recipe for pepper steak. Also, I am curious if and when you are working on a new cookbook. Thanks for all you do!

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  139. Hi Gina,

    I see the pictures and your introduction but I can’t see any recipe. Can you help?
    Thanks!

  140. Hi Gina,

    I can’t see the recipe. I see the pictures but no recipe. Can you help?

    Thanks!

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  143. Gina, as always, your recipes don’t disappoint! I sat out the recipe for my husband to make not realizing we didn’t have beef so he improvised using deer loin. All I can say is “WOW!” the flavors were amazing. He also used rice wine vinegar (no rice wine on hand). I ran the recipe through recipe builder using deer meat and it was 3 SP, bonus! Thank you so much for making the Weight Watcher journey more enjoyable for me, I don’t feel like I am missing out on tasty food when I use your recipes.

  144. This is my first attempt at a skinnytaste recipe and it truly was amazing!  I don’t even like onions (gagged as I tossed them in my food processor…) but I ate them in this.  I would double the bell pepper next time and probably add mushroom like another reviewer suggested just to add more veggies and to stretch those points! 🙂 The sauce is perfect – truly tastes like one of my favorites off the local Chinese restaurant!  WIN!!!  A few things I found helpful:
    1. Par-freeze (is that a word?) the meat for easier slicing
    2. Slice veggies and meat using a good processor!  Bam!
    3. Measure out portions before you taste it so you don’t eat it all standing at the stove!!!

    I started using the Paprika App for New Years and I think I loaded about 3/4 of your recipes in already.  Can wait for the asparagus and Swiss frittata I made for this weeks breakfast!  (Again… the shallots had me crying like a baby!!!  Haha)

  145. i got 7 p+ when i calculated this am i doing something wrong

  146. I couldn't find Rice wine…so I got Saki? Will that work with this?

  147. I love this…have made it twice so far, and it will be a regular from now on.
    I subbed malt vinegar for the rice wine (not available where I live, and neither is rice wine vinegar). I love it!

  148. Gina, This is one of my favorite of your recipes. I make it often and my son absolutely loves it. Thank you for all of your hard work and wonderful recipes.

  149. I made this tonight to a T, except I used broccoli instead of pepper. I had to toss the entire thing because there was no sauce and there was cornstarch bits all over the food. It was really gross.

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

  151. 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!

  152. 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

  153. 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

  154. 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!

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

  156. Made this tonight! It was delicious

  157. 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.

  158. 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.

  159. 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.

  160. 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 !!!

  161. 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.

  162. 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.

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

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

  165. What is a serving size?

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

  167. 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!!!

  168. I think rice vinegar works better, actually. 😉

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

  170. 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.

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

  172. 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

  173. 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

  174. 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!

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

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

  177. 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!

  178. 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.

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

  180. 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.

  181. 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.

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

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

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

  185. 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.

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

  187. 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

  188. 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!

  189. 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!

  190. 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

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

  192. 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

  193. 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.

  194. 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!

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

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

  197. 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!!

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

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

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

  201. 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!

  202. 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!!!!!

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

  204. 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?

  205. 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!

  206. Thanks for commenting Meryl!

  207. 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).

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

  209. 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!

  210. 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!!!

  211. You're welcome!

  212. 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!!!

  213. 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!!

  214. @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 🙂

  215. 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!

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

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

  218. 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!

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

  220. Oh that looks so good.