Pepper steak is a quick and delicious meal you can whip up in no time. It's an ideal weeknight dinner that's sure to impress your family or guests. Enjoy delicious Asian flavors, fresh vegetables, and savory steak all in the same dynamite dish. And the best part? This divine dinner takes less than twenty minutes to make! Wok this way for our favorite recipe, plus tips to customize it to your tastes and dietary needs. We've even included some suggestions for food pairings so you'll be all set for success.
Begin by adding 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, the rice wine, 1 teaspoon of cornstarch, and the black pepper to a bowl. Whisk ingredients together until evenly combined, then add steak strips to marinate. Set aside. We recommend doing this step ahead of time so steak can marinate at least 15 minutes. Do not marinate more than 30 minutes.
Warm 2 teaspoons of sesame oil in wok over high heat then add beef and marinade. Cook for three minutes on side one, then flip and cook for another two minutes. Remove meat and set aside.
In same wok, combine peppers and onion and cook for four minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook for one more minute.
While that's in progress, in a small bowl, mix rest of soy sauce, remaining cornstarch, and 1/2 a tablespoon of water in bowl. Add to wok after the garlic cooks for one minute.
Then, add beef back into wok along with red pepper flakes. Cook for another minute or two or until sauce has thickened to your tastes. Serve over white rice and garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.
Now that we've mastered a classic take on pepper steak, let's discuss some ways to tweak this recipe to your tastes.
While this dish is satisfying enough for a whole meal, you may want the option to add some side dishes or other courses. Here are some of our favorites to pair with our yummy pepper steak.
Overall, we hope you've enjoyed our foray into pepper steak, plus ways to jazz up the classic recipe and tips on food pairings. You're destined to be a kitchen legend with this flavorful and quick meal.