Unknownchef86's Chinese Pepper Steak

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by UnknownChef86

I got this recipe from my sister, and it quickly became my favorite pepper-steak recipe, even over the one we had grown up with! You can use extra-lean ground beef instead of steak for a more frugal version, if you like.

Top Review by KeyWee

I loved this! Made recipe exactly as posted except had to use red and yellow peppers (DH won't eat green ones). I also omitted the water chestnuts ~ same reason. At first I thought it would be too much liquid with the 3/4 cup of water ~ wrong! Amounts for sauce are just right. Served with rice ~ this was delish! Thanks, UC.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute steak in oil (if using ground beef, omit oil).
  2. Add garlic, ginger, salt and pepper.
  3. Cook 1 minute.
  4. Remove meat and keep warm.
  5. Add peppers and onions to same pan; cook til crisp-tender.
  6. Add beef flavoring, hot water, and water chestnuts.
  7. Combine cornstarch, soy sauce, cold water and sugar; stir into skillet.
  8. Add meat; bring to a boil.
  9. Cook and stir 2 minutes more.
  10. Serve over hot rice or noodles.

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