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Pepper Steak Stir Fry
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

This quick and easy Pepper Steak Stir Fry recipe is a classic Chinese American dish which can be made at home in under 30 minutes!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Beef Stir Fry, Pepper Steak
Servings: 4
Calories: 276 kcal
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil , divided
  • 1 pound top sirloin beef , excess fat removed, cut against the grain, into 1-inch bite-sized pieces
  • 1 small red onion , cut into 1-inch squares (1 cup)
  • 1 small green bell pepper , cut into 1-inch squares (1 cup)
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes , halved
  • Cooked white rice, for serving
  • Diced scallions, for garnish
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch, ginger, salt, and pepper.

  2. Warm 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the sirloin; cook until well brown, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and repeat with the remaining sirloin.

  3. Add remaining 1 tablespoon of oil to the skillet. Add the onion and bell pepper. Cook, stirring until vegetables soften and are a bit charred, about 3 minutes.

  4. Add beef, and any accumulated juices, back to the skillet along with the cherry tomatoes and soy sauce mixture.

  5. Cook, stirring, until heated through and sauce is bubbly and thickened, but tomatoes still have form, about 3 minutes.

  6. Serve over hot cooked white rice, sprinkled with some diced scallions on top.

Recipe Notes

When cutting the beef, it’s important to cut against the grain (not in the same direction), so the beef is tender.

Nutrition Facts
Pepper Steak Stir Fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 757mg32%
Potassium 764mg22%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 647IU13%
Vitamin C 44mg53%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.