Our family goes crazy over stir fry, we have it for dinner more often than not. Over the years I’ve shared several stir fry recipes including Kung Pao Chicken and Peppered Pork Stir Fry, so it’s only appropriate to share my favorite Chinese Pepper Steak recipe with you all!
Chinese Pepper Steak
The only change I made to this Chinese Pepper Steak recipe was to ADD tomatoes. I love tomatoes cooked in Pepper Steak. You typically don’t find tomatoes in stir fry recipes. However, when I was in high school we used to order take out from a restaurant called Don the Cantonese Chef. Like all other Chinese restaurants, his menu was filled with all sorts of dishes but I couldn’t tell you what any of them tasted like. I only ever ordered his pepper steak, which was made up of tender beef, green peppers, onions, and tomatoes. It was one of my favorite dishes and continues to be that today.
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Ingredients You’ll Need:
- 1/2 lb beef, sliced thin
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 1 medium onion, wedged
- 1 medium tomato, wedged
- 1/4 cup beef broth
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
- 1 tbsp garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
PRINT THE RECIPE AT THE END OF THIS POST
If you are going to use rice as an accompaniment, start the rice before adding anything to the wok. You want the rice to be done before or at the same time as everything else. I use Minute Rice and start it before I pull out the wok.
If you decide to use ground ginger instead of fresh, you will want to substitute 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger for every 1 tablespoon of fresh grated ginger. Be sure to use the freshest produce available for your pepper steak. I generally shop for the produce the day before.
This recipe feeds three, so it may be a safe bet to double it if you have household full of hungry mouths.
In my opinion, the best beef cut to use for stir fry is flank steak. Freeze it partially, then cut it thin, across the grain. You can also use sirloin tip, london broil and even top round steak.
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Fresh vegetables combined with lean protein make for a mouth watering meal.
The original recipe comes from Cooking with Kai.
This post was originally published here on March 6, 2009.