Pepper Steak Stir Fry




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Introduction

Prepare to savor the flavors of a delicious and easy-to-make Pepper Steak Stir Fry. This dish is a quick and savory meal that combines tender flank steak, colorful bell peppers, and a savory soy-based sauce. Perfect for a weeknight dinner or whenever you’re in the mood for a hearty and satisfying meal.

Why Make This Recipe

If you’re looking for a simple and flavorful meal that comes together in no time, this Pepper Steak Stir Fry is the answer. It’s a great way to enjoy a healthy balance of protein and vegetables, all cooked in a tasty sauce that will please your taste buds.

How to Make Pepper Steak Stir Fry

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (divided use)
  • 1 red bell pepper (cored, seeded and cut into strips)
  • 1 green bell pepper (cored, seeded and cut into strips)
  • 1 1/4 pounds flank steak (thinly sliced)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch

Directions:

  1. Heat 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a large pan.
  2. Add the peppers and cook for 3-4 minutes or until just tender. Remove the peppers from the pan and place on a plate.
  3. Add the remaining oil to the pan. Season the flank steak with salt and pepper, then cook for 5-6 minutes or until lightly browned.
  4. Add the garlic and ginger, then cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Place the peppers back in the pan with the steak.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, sugar, water, and cornstarch.
  7. Pour the sauce over the steak mixture and bring to a simmer. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce has just thickened, then serve.

How to Serve Pepper Steak Stir Fry

Serve this flavorful stir fry over cooked rice or noodles for a complete meal. Garnish with sliced green onions or sesame seeds for an extra burst of flavor and color.

How to Store Pepper Steak Stir Fry

Store any leftover Pepper Steak Stir Fry in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a pan or microwave until heated through before serving.

Tips to Make Pepper Steak Stir Fry

  • For a spicier kick, add red pepper flakes or chili paste to the sauce.
  • Ensure your flank steak is thinly sliced to ensure quick and even cooking.
  • Feel free to customize the vegetables in this stir fry by adding other favorites like broccoli, snap peas, or mushrooms.

Variation

To make this dish even heartier, you can add cooked noodles directly to the stir fry and toss to combine, creating a delicious Pepper Steak Noodle Stir Fry.

FAQs

  1. Can I use a different type of steak for this recipe? Yes, you can use sirloin steak or even chicken as a substitute for flank steak.
  2. How can I make this dish vegetarian? Substitute the steak with tofu or seitan and use vegetable broth instead of soy sauce for a vegetarian version.
  3. Can I make this stir fry ahead of time? While best when served fresh, you can prep the ingredients ahead of time and quickly cook everything together when ready to eat.

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