How To Make Pepper Steak At Home

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The recipe for today is pepper steak. It is made with flank steak, bell peppers, and a delicious sauce. This is a great way to make a juicy and flavorful steak. The pepper steak goes great with rice.

Pepper Steak

Pepper steak is a stir-fried Chinese-American dish. The dish traces its first evidence of existence to America in 1948. Pepper steak is the most perfect dish for dinner at your home. It can be served alongside cooked rice and can be cooked quickly.

To make pepper steak, mix soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and cornstarch in a bowl. Heat some oil in a skillet and cook the steak in it. When cooked, transfer the steak to a plate. Then, add more oil to the same skillet and cook bell peppers in it. Add ginger and garlic to it. Also, add the soy sauce mixture to it and cook for some time. Lastly, add the steak back to the skillet.

Green pepper not available or don’t like the taste of it? Don’t worry! You can use any of the green pepper substitutes.

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Pepper Steak

Pepper Steak Recipe

Pepper steak is made with flank steak, bell peppers, and a delicious sauce. This is a great way to make a juicy and flavorful steak. The pepper steak goes great with rice.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 242 kcal


Large Skillet


  • 1 lb Flank Steak (thinly sliced against the grain)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (thinly sliced)
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger (freshly minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons Packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil (divided)
  • ¼ cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Kosher Salt and Black Pepper (for taste)
  • Cooked Rice (for serving)


  • Take a medium bowl and mix soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and cornstarch in it. Leave it undisturbed.
  • Take a large skillet and heat 1 tablespoon ofoil in it over high heat.
  • Put the flank steak into it. Sprinkle salt over it.
  • Let it cook thoroughly so that it gets seared on all sides. Ideally, 8 to 10 minutes would be enough.
  • Now, take out the steak and place it on a plate.
  • Now, put the remaining oil in the skillet. Then, add red and green bell peppers into the skillet.
  • Let them cook until they soften for about 4-5 minutes.
  • Now, add garlic and ginger. Cook until it is fragrant, stirring occasionally.
  • Put the beef back to the skillet and pour the prepared sauce over it.
  • Cook it until the sauce is glossy for about 2 minutes while stirring it as well. Serve it with rice.



Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 364mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Iron: 2.8mg
Keyword American, Chinese-American, Pepper Steak
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