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Pepper Steak Recipe (Chinese)

Pepper Steak Recipe (Chinese)

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This Pepper Steak Chinese Recipe is delicious and easy to make! Now, I’ve had Pepper Steak in Americna Chinese restaurants before, and while they are pretty yummy too, they are not as delicious as the ones my mom makes – this is her recipe!

What is Pepper Steak?

Pepper Steak is usually considered the Chinese American dish that consists of sliced beef stir fried with bell peppers in a brown sauce. Usually consists of soy sauce, ginger, and sometimes also bamboo shoots, onions, and bean sprouts.

I say usually because I grew up in a Taiwanese/Chinese family and we also make a Pepper Steak that is authentic and delicious, and super easy to make, which is this recipe!

Type of Peppers to use?

There are a few different options on the pepper. The most common and basic is bell peppers. If you go this route, you can choose between red bell peppers, green bell peppers, yellow bell peppers, or any mix of those.

I personally love adding an extra kick to my pepper steak (that’s why I also love jalapeno chicken), and so sometimes I cook with spicy peppers – such as jalapeno or korean chili pepper.

In this recipe, I use Korean chili pepper. The trick to it not being insanely too spicy, is if you remove all the seeds inside. However, you never know how spicy that pepper might be, so if you don’t like spicy, be sure to stick with bell peppers.

Korean chili pepper

Is pepper steak healthy?

This depends on what you consider healthy, but pepper steak is high in protein because of the beef, and the peppers are also very nutritious. All varieties of peppers are packed with Vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber. So it is a pretty healthy dish.

If you are on a paleo diet or whole30 diet, you can also enjoy this dish with a few minor tweaks:

  • Instead of soy sauce, opt for coconut aminos
  • Skip the rice wine – this isn’t really a required ingredient, but helps flavor the food a little extra
  • Substitute the veggie oil with a paleo / whole30 friendly cooking oil or fat – such as coconut oil.
  • Instead of cornstarch, you can use arrowroot flour or tapioca flour.

How to cook Pepper Steak on the stove?

My instructions below show you how to cook Pepper Steak on the stove. You can use a wok, cast iron, cooking pan, or skillet.

Ingredients

  • 4 Korean Chili Pepper or 2 Bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 lb of beef, sliced
  • 2 green onions, cut to 1 inch length
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp of ginger, sliced to 1 inch length
  • 1/2 tbsp of rice wine
  • 1/2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tbsp of cornstarch
  • Salt, as desired

Instructions

In a medium bowl, mix the sliced beef with cornstarch and rice wine. Heat cooking oil/fat of your choice in a medium cooking pan. Add ginger and cook for half a minute.

Add the beef to cooking pan, and then add soy sauce. Stir fry for a minute or 2 or until it is mostly brown/cooked (but not completely). Remove the steak and ginger from the skillet and place aside.

Add peppers and salt to cooking pan. Stir fry until peppers are half cooked which usually takes about 2-3 minutes, and then add the steak and ginger back to pan. Add green onions and combine well.

Spicy Pepper Steak

Stir fry everything until steak is cooked thoroughly.  Remove from heat and serve!

Spicy Pepper Steak
Spicy Pepper Steak

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Pepper Steak

Pepper Steak Recipe (Chinese)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This Pepper Steak Chinese Recipe is delicious and easy to make! Now, I’ve had Pepper Steak in Americna Chinese restaurants before, and while they are pretty yummy too, they are not as delicious as the ones my mom makes – this is her recipe!

Ingredients

  • 4 Korean Chili Pepper or 2 Bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 lb of beef, sliced
  • 2 green onions, cut to 1 inch length
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp of ginger, sliced to 1 inch length
  • 1/2 tbsp of rice wine
  • 1/2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tbsp of cornstarch
  • Salt, as desired

Instructions

    1. In a medium bowl, mix the sliced beef with cornstarch and rice wine. Heat cooking oil/fat of your choice in a medium cooking pan. Add ginger and cook for half a minute.
    2. Add the beef to cooking pan, and then add soy sauce. Stir fry for a minute or 2 or until it is mostly brown/cooked (but not completely). Remove the steak and ginger from the skillet and place aside.
    3. Add peppers and salt to cooking pan. Stir fry until peppers are half cooked which usually takes about 2-3 minutes, and then add the steak and ginger back to pan. Add green onions and combine well.
    4. Stir fry everything until steak is cooked thoroughly. Remove from heat and serve!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 393Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 663mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 32g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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Donna

Monday 20th of November 2017

WOWzers...that looks utterly delish!

STACEY CRAWFORD

Monday 20th of November 2017

What a lovely meal! I love spicy steak.

cristina

Monday 20th of November 2017

MMM!! Looks so good! My husband loves spicy food, I gotta make this for him.

ChihYu

Sunday 19th of November 2017

These are absolutely my favorite ! So delicious !

Holley @ ThePrimalDesire.com

Sunday 19th of November 2017

This looks easy and so delicious!

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