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Easy Pepper Steak

Asian | Medium | 30 min. | serves 2


  • MARINADE INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 4 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp. coarsely-ground black pepper (or more/less to taste)
  • PEPPER STEAK INGREDIENTS: 2 lb. thinly sliced flank steak or sirloin, cut diagonally across the grain into thin strips
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 24 mini sweet peppers, thinly sliced (or 4 regular-sized bell peppers, thinly sliced)
  • 4 scallions, sliced diagonally into 2 inch pieces, white and green pieces separated
  • 4 tbsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced


  • Add all marinade ingredients to a large bowl or ziplock bag, and stir to combine. Add the sliced steak, and toss in the marinade. Cover/seal and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp. Olive oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the sweet peppers and white part of the scallions, ginger, garlic, and saute for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a plate.
  • Add the remaining 1 Tbsp. oil to the saute pan. Remove half the steak from the marinade with a slotted spoon (reserving the marinade) and saute about 2-3 minutes until browned, stirring occasionally. Transfer steak to plate with the veggies. Saute the remaining steak, then transfer to plate.
  • Add the reserved marinade to the skillet and cook for 1 minute or until thickened. Add the steak, veggies and green parts of the scallions to the skillet, and stir to combine. Cook for an additional minute, then remove from heat.
  • Serve immediately over rice or quinoa.