Szechuan Beef with Green Beans and Red Bell Peppers


Quick, tasty, weeknight-friendly dish for a busy family. Serve with jasmine rice and top with scallions and sesame seeds if desired.

Szechuan Beef with Green Beans and Red Bell Peppers
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 pounds flank steak, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil

  • 1 small red onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger

  • 1 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce

  • 2 ½ cups frozen green beans, thawed

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Sprinkle cornstarch, salt, and pepper over flank steak. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.

  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook steak in the hot oil until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Remove steak from skillet using a slotted spoon.

  3. Add onion and garlic to the same skillet. Cook until onion starts to soften, about 2 minutes. Add ginger; cook until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Add soy sauce, brown sugar, and hoisin sauce. Cook until sauce has thickened, 5 to 7 minutes more. Reduce heat; add green beans and bell pepper.

  4. Add steak back to the skillet; toss in the sauce until well coated. Add red pepper flakes. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook and stir until stir-fry is heated through, about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

376 Calories
13g Fat
43g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 376
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 1618mg 70%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 31mg 155%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 424mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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