09.14.15

Chinese Peppered Steak

Yum! Tender beef sirloin in a savory-sweet sauce with delicious onions and peppers?  We’ll take this Chinese Peppered Steak any night of the week! This easy, oh-so-delicious 30-minute meal is such a great go-to, as most of the ingredients are probably already in your pantry. And, if they aren’t already, once you buy them once, they last for so long! This Chinese Peppered Steak is a new favorite that everyone in the family can enjoy!

Chinese Peppered Steak

Ingredients (serves 2 people):

  • 1 lb. top beef sirloin or skirt steak
  • 1/2 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, core and seeds removed, then sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup organic tamari (or light soy sauce)
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. organic cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. sriracha (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of Grapeseed oil or Vegetable oil

Method:

1.  In a bowl, whisk together tamari, honey, cornstarch, water, sriracha and rice vinegar.  Set aside.

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2.  Slice steak, against the grain, into thin strips.

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3.  Heat 1/4 cup oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. When hot, add the onions, steak and garlic.  Saute for 5 minutes, stirring often to brown all sides of the steak evenly. The steak will not be cooked through, there should still be some pink to it.

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4.  Add the sliced green bell peppers, saute for 2 more minutes.

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5.  Whisk the sauce mixture once more, and pour into the skillet with the steak and veggies.  Also, add in the sliced mushrooms at this time.  Let boil for about 2 minutes over the medium-high heat, then turn the heat down to low.  Let simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes (if you don’t have a very hot stovetop and it isn’t simmering, turn it to medium-low).  The peppers should be nice and tender and the sauce should have thickened quite a bit.  Be sure to stir pretty often so the sauce doesn’t burn!

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6.  Serve and enjoy!!  It tastes great by itself but would also go great over quinoa, brown rice, or jasmine rice if you want to add a starch to soak up all of the delicious sauce.  If you serve it with rice, it could feed 3-4.  If you aren’t serving over rice, will feed 2-3.

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