Pepper Steak… It’s what’s for dinner!

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Easy Pepper Steak

It may not be much of a secret, but I absolutely OBSESS over food and I’m always looking for new (and easy) recipes to try! Well, I stumbled upon this beauty on a food page that I follow on Instagram called @shredding_meals. They gave the credit for this recipe to Ali Ebright over at Gimme Some Oven. Once I found it on her website and whipped it up, I knew I had to share it! It was super easy to make and I think it will become a monthly staple because it was soooo yummy and the steak was extremely tender. My notes/additions are italicized.

Ingredients:

Marinade Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (I use the low-sodium stuff, and trust me, this is all the sodium you need!)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. corn starch
  • 1/8 tsp. coarsely-ground black pepper (or more/less to taste) <—- More please!!!
  • generous amount of crushed red pepper flakes (optional) <—- I like everything spicy!!!

Pepper Steak Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. thinly sliced flank steak or sirloin, cut diagonally across the grain into thin strips
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 12 mini sweet peppers, thinly sliced (or 2 regular-sized bell peppers, thinly sliced)
  • 2 scallions, sliced diagonally into 1 inch pieces, white and green pieces separated
  • 2 tbsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

Directions:

To Make The Marinade:

1. Add all marinade ingredients to a large bowl or ziplock bag, and stir to combine.

2. Add the sliced steak, and toss in the marinade. Cover/seal and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes. (I marinated mine a little longer as I was in the process of prepping other foods. I’m betting you could probably marinate overnight if you didn’t feel like cooking right then and there.)

To Make The Pepper Steak:

3. Heat 1 tbsp. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Serve immediately over rice or quinoa. (Or, in my case, whole wheat couscous!)

Thank you so much, Ali! This dish was to die for and will be one of my go-to beef dishes, especially when I need to crank up the iron in my diet!

 

 

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