Chinese Pepper Steak

A Chinese restaurant favorite that is delicious when made at home.

Thinly sliced sirloin stays tender when flash fried in a hot wok then combined with onions and peppers in a savory sauce. I've been making this homemade version for years because is ready in minutes and has a great restaurant flavor.

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 red bell pepper cored, seeded and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper cored, seeded and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 1/4 pounds sirloin steak, thinly sliced and cut into 2 inch strips - place steak in freezer for about an hour before slicing
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Stir fry the garlic, ginger, peppers and onion in the the peanut oil over medium high heat in a wok or large pan - remove to a bowl and set aside.
  • Toss the steak with the black pepper and 2 teaspoons cornstarch to coat.
  • Increase heat to high. Add the steak to the pan and cook 4 to 5 minutes until lightly browned and almost cooked through.
  • Add the ginger pepper mixture back to the pan with the steak.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, 1/4 cup water and remaining cornstarch.
  • Pour the sauce over the steak and cook until sauce has thickened, 2 to 3 minutes then serve.

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