Maria's Pepper Steak

Maria's Pepper Steak


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Ingredients 50 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 388 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 388 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 19.2 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 33g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 22.6 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 1260 mg
  • 50%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook onion, bell peppers, and garlic in oil until tender-crisp, stirring frequently. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Pour soy sauce, honey, and red wine vinegar in pan, then add beef. Cook beef, stirring frequently, until done, about 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in cooked vegetables, and cook another 10 to 15 minutes.
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  • If you prefer a thicker sauce, stir in a little flour or corn starch before removing from heat.
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I only gave this recipe three stars because while it's very easy to make it does need some tweaking. One of the reasons the steak comes out tough is because in essence the steak is being boiled in the sauce and not really stir-fried. To ensure that your steak comes out perfect every time stir-fry the veggies, remove from the pan. Then add the beef, stir-frying in a small amount of oil till it's done to your liking. Remove and keep warm with the veggies. THEN add the sauce ingredients and cook about 3 minutes, add corn starch to thicken. Add the veggies and steak to the sauce, tossing to coat and heat through -- about 1-2 minutes. The steak will be perfectly cooked and your veggies will stay crisp-tender. When I make this recipe I cut back on the vinegar and honey to about 2 TBS each and add some fresh grated ginger and red pepper flakes. It's even better then take-out! This recipe also works well with chicken cut into thin strips or quickly stir-fried shrimp!


This was delicious. The only change I made was I used leftover roast beef cut in strips and I used half red wine vinegar and half balsamic vinegar. My husband loved it. I did thicken the sauce with cornstarch and water. The second time I made it, I used teriyaki marinade instead of soy sauce (much less sodium) and added water chestnuts. This is a favorite recipe. Thanks Maria


Made this recipe last night and I was a little nervous since it was my first time making pepper steak. Fantastic!! I used red,green,and yellow peppers. Used beef for stir fry already cut into thin strips. I also used low sodium soy and rice wine vinegar instead of the red and reduced it to 1/4c. Hubby loved it and said the sauce was so tasty.....I said its only 3 tasted like so much more. I did thicken the sauce with cornstarch/water. Will most definately make again. This was a great meal and very flavorful! Thanks!