Chinese Pepper Steak Recipe

Chinese Pepper Steak

Tonight was pretty much filled with excitement. Not only is this the opening post of Blog Chef and the first of our Free Online Recipes, but it has also given me the opportunity to unleash my new Wok. This evening I’m stir frying none other than Chinese Pepper Steak. For those not familiar with Pepper Steak, let me give you a quick run down. Pepper Steak is basically a stir fried Chinese-American dish which consists of sliced steak, green bell peppers, and onions. Although not necessarily traditional, I love adding mushrooms as well. The best part about this dish is the delicious tasting sauce, a mixture of soy sauce, wine, water, sugar, corn starch and oil. I have been cooking this for awhile now and everyone just loves it. Don’t be hesitant, try it for yourself.

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Chinese Pepper Steak Recipe

Yield: 4 Servings


  • 1 pound flank steak (sliced)


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry or rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  • 2 teaspoons ginger root (chopped or grated)
  • 2 scallions (chopped)
  • 2  tablespoons vegetable oil (for cooking)
  • 1 large Onion (sliced)
  • 2 green bell peppers (sliced)
  • 4 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 1 8oz can of sliced mushrooms (drained) or fresh sliced mushrooms


  1.  Marinate your sliced steak for about 20 minutes to a half hour.
  2.  Add oil to your pan (I use a wok). Add garlic, ginger, and scallions. Stir fry for about 30 seconds.
  3.  Now take a slotted spoon, add half of the steak, and stir fry for 3 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside. Repeat with the remaining half. (note- you need to reserve the marinade, as it is used to make the delicious sauce at the end.)
  4.  Add oil and stir fry mushrooms, onion, and pepper for 2 minutes.
  5.  Push vegetables to the sides of your pan. Pour marinade into the center and stir fry until thickened and bubbly.
  6.  Blend in vegetables, add steak and heat thoroughly. Serve on top of white rice.

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24 Responses to “Chinese Pepper Steak Recipe”

  1. Kevin — July 13, 2008 @ 5:12 pm

    This is one of my favorites. Simple, fast and good!

  2. Lobster Recipe — July 13, 2008 @ 8:13 pm

    Looks wonderful. I think i would add some red or orange peppers for a little more color.

  3. Shavonne — October 1, 2008 @ 9:28 am

    This recipe looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it.

    What kind of rice wine vinegar do you use?

  4. Bobby — October 2, 2008 @ 9:04 am

    Shavonne – Kikkoman would work, but you can also use a red wine if you want.

  5. Marcos V. — December 16, 2008 @ 5:23 pm

    This tasted great was easy to make I put it on top of homeade fried rice and it was just delicious.

  6. Yoyo — December 21, 2008 @ 8:00 am

    Very good receipe and great taste. I used red grape juice with balsamic vinger instead of dry sherry and it was delicious. I LIKE this blog. thanks

  7. Snow — February 19, 2009 @ 3:34 pm

    Just tried this recipe with my girlfriend over Valentines and wanted to say it was really good!

  8. Harley — June 4, 2009 @ 11:30 am

    This is how my dad made pepper steak when I was 15 years old im so glad I found this recipe just cooked it and WOW!! It was just like when I was a kid sure do miss ya dad!!! Thank you so much for this awesome dish!!!

  9. fhanor lenis — June 17, 2009 @ 3:41 pm

    can’t wait to try it!

  10. connie — August 12, 2009 @ 12:06 pm

    Great recipe! My husband and kids are very picky eaters. They love this dish when I make it! Thanks for the recipe!!

  11. Nikki — October 16, 2009 @ 11:57 am

    Where can I buy rice wine vinegar?

  12. Bobby — October 16, 2009 @ 3:23 pm

    Nikka- asian section of local grocery store, asian section of super wal-mart.

  13. Edible Creations — March 29, 2010 @ 11:48 pm

    Looks yummy and healthy too!

  14. Bea — April 11, 2010 @ 4:54 pm

    Absolutely fantastic, I used a top sirlion steak and cut it into strips.

  15. Angela — July 13, 2010 @ 10:15 pm

    Absolutely wonderful! Made this tonight for dinner and my family said its better than our favorite chinese resturant! Thank you so much for posting this recipe on your site will make again and again!

  16. Eileen — August 9, 2010 @ 4:54 pm

    Amazing! I made this dish for my boyfriend and it was great!! I did minus the Ginger and it still came out absolutely delicious!0

  17. kylene — August 24, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

    i just can’t wait to try it it is cooking now!!!!!!!!!

  18. sherma — February 21, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    Tried this one on my husband last nite. I always ask him if he likes a recipe so I know if I should use it again. Usually I get a nod or a grunt which tells me nothing. This one got a big smile & an actual comment, “I love it”. “WOW!!!” is mine.

  19. Millie — July 20, 2011 @ 9:09 am

    I tried this and it was great the first time my family enjoyed it very much. Will make it very soon again.

  20. s — September 14, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    Very close to how I make it, except I always blanch the vegetables first.

  21. Nick — January 27, 2013 @ 9:19 pm

    Such a great recipe! Added a little cinnamon, nutmeg, and oj to the marinade. Kicked it up just a bit.

  22. nita — February 26, 2013 @ 9:29 am

    The BEST pepper steak I ever had! I had to swap out the dry sherry/wine vinegar w/ a cheap carbernet, and fresh ginger root with ground ginger spice. Didn’t matter, b/c it was SO GOOD. The whole family loved it. TYSVM!!!

  23. Mariahly — February 11, 2014 @ 10:25 am

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I have cooked it several times, it is easy and delicious. My family and friends love it.

  24. Pat z — June 28, 2014 @ 5:59 pm

    Excellent…I added a handful of fresh snow peas and some fresh cubed pineapple….served it on a bed of glueten free rice noodles and sprinkled with sesame seeds.

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