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Chinese Pepper Steak

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"A delicious meal, served with boiled white rice, that's easy and made from items that I've already got in my cupboards! My mother clipped this recipe from somewhere and it became a specialty of mine; however, I've been unable to find the original source."
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30 m servings 312 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Slice the steak into 1/2-inch thick slices across the grain.
  2. Whisk together soy sauce, sugar, cornstarch, and ginger in a bowl until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is smooth. Place the steak slices into the marinade, and stir until well-coated.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat, and place 1/3 of the steak strips into the hot oil. Cook and stir until the beef is well-browned, about 3 minutes, and remove the beef from the wok to a bowl. Repeat twice more, with the remaining beef, and set the cooked beef aside.
  4. Return all the cooked beef to the hot wok, and stir in the onion. Toss the beef and onion together until the onion begins to soften, about 2 minutes, then stir in the green pepper. Cook and stir the mixture until the pepper has turned bright green and started to become tender, about 2 minutes, then add the tomatoes, stir everything together, and serve.


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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 312 calories; 15.4 g fat; 17 g carbohydrates; 26.1 g protein; 69 mg cholesterol; 972 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Made it without marinading...just threw everything together after browning the steak strips in the oil. I doubled all the other ingredients and completely forgot to add the tomatoes. (the main ...

Most helpful critical review

With everything that is wrong with this dish by including tomatoes, it did work, and got my Okey dokey as being "Just OK".

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Made it without marinading...just threw everything together after browning the steak strips in the oil. I doubled all the other ingredients and completely forgot to add the tomatoes. (the main ...

This recipe immediately went into my recipe box! Will definitely make it again. My dinner plans changed so the meat marinated for 24+ hours and was very delicious - I would recommend marinatin...

This is great the way it is. I wish people would review the recipe not add there own sweet and sour version of it. Add a new recipe with your sweet and sour version. I think it inappropriate to ...

This was the best pepper steak recipe I've tried! I gave 4 stars though because I added garlic and didn't use tomatoes, but that's just a personal preference for me.

This is a great base recipe. I had 1 1/2# of beef so I doubles the sauce, and I was glad I did to have plenty. I omitted tomatoes (didn't have any). Used fresh ginger.. the balance is pretty cou...

Looking over the recipe I noticed I was to add a lot more sugar (sweetness) than I knew I’d like, so I reduced it significantly, probably by more than half. Also, I sliced the meat considerably...

If my picky eater hubby loves this and swears by it, it's super tastey and super flavorlisious!!! (sp?? LOL) This will be dinner again, very soon, and quite often. Easy to make, simple ingredie...

Great recipe. My husband likes pepper steak with sweet 'n sour sauce. I have an easy recipe or you can buy some pre-made at the store. 1 can-13 1/4oz pineapple chunks with syrup. 1/3 cup vinegar...

excellent!!!! my family loved it. did not used tomatoes