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Pepper Steak Recipe

This Pepper Steak Recipe is easy to make and a great weeknight dinner. You'll love the savory mix of marinated steak and tasty vegetables.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 390kcal
Author Dina


Ingredients for the Marinade

  • 2 lb steak Ribeye, sirloin, or NY
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger minced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce

Ingredients for the Sauce

Remaining Ingredients

  • 1 red bell peppers
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 medium onion
  • avocado oil for frying


  • Slice the beef into thin 2 inch slices. Try to slice the beef after placing it in the freezer for about 1 hour.
  • Place the sliced beef into a bowl then add 1/2 cup soy sauce, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1 tbsp brown sugar, and 1/2 tsp fresh ginger over the beef. This will be the marinade. Give it a quick stir to ensure that the beef is fully submerged in the marinade. Cover and let it sit for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  • In a separate bowl combine 1/3 cup soy sauce, 1 cup beef broth, and 2 tbsp brown sugar, 2 pressed garlic cloves, and 1/2 tsp grated ginger.
  • Dissolve 2 tbsp beef broth with 2 tbsp cornstarch and whisk it into the rest of the sauce ingredients.
  • Heat about 2 Tbsp avocado or canola oil in a large 14-inch wok to high heat and cook the marinated beef in two separate batches. Cooking in separate batches will help prevent the meat from overcrowding and improperly cooking. Add a tablespoon of oil in between each batch.
  • Once the beef is fully cooked, remove from the wok and set aside.
  • In the same wok, stir fry the chopped onion and garlic for about 1-2 minutes on medium-high heat.
  • Then stir fry the chopped bell peppers. Don't overcook the vegetables. You want them to stay slightly crisp.
  • Add the beef back into the wok and pour the sauce over. Cook over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Serve over hot rice.



FAQs answered in the post above:
  • How to freeze pepper steak
  • How to make ahead of time
  • Add-ins and substitutes


Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 2032mg | Potassium: 616mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 718IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 4mg