Easy Chinese pepper steak recipe! tender strips of beef stir-fried with bell peppers and coated in tasty dark sauce. A delicious Chinese stir fry that is ready in less than 30 minutes and better than takeout. Learn how to make authentic Chinese pepper steak that will put your takeaway to shame.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: chinese pepper steak recipe, how to make pepper steak, pepper steak, pepper steak recipe
2largeBell peppers1 red, 1 green
1teaspoonBlack pepperor to taste
1.5tablespoonBeef broth or Rice vinegar
To make chinese pepper steak from scratch,Cut steak into thin strips, add a tablespoon of cornflour, soy sauce and salt. Mix till evenly coated and set aside. Marinate for 30 minutes if you have the time.joy.
Slice the bell peppers and onion in thin strips then set aside.
In a small bowl, add the soy sauce, beef broth, brown sugar, sesame oil, black pepper and remaining cornflour. Whisk to mix and set aside.
Place a wok on stove, add oil and bring to medium heat. When oil is heated, add in the marinated beef slices. Sear and brown both sides for few minutes.
Add in the bell peppers, onion, ginger and garlic. Stir fry for 2 minutes before adding the soy sauce mixture.
Taste and adjust seasoning if needed, stir till it thickens then take off the stove. Serve immediately and enjoy.
To make slicing the beef easier, place in the freezer for about 10 minutes. This makes it firm and easier to slice.
Slice the beef against the grain.
If you have the time, marinate the beef 30 - 60 minutes prior to cooking.
Get the wok hot before searing the beef and keep hot till cooking done. Work quickly
Slice beef thinly and in similar size so it cooks fast and evenly.
Adjust black pepper to suit how spicy you want it.
Add beef broth or water to adjust for how saucy you pepper steak.