I made our family's version of Pepper Steak last night from mostly memory and added a few new updates.
Beef, sliced thinly sliced
(I used 1# sirloin, but I am sure you can use what you like - flank, round, whatever...)
Red Onion, diced (or white, or sweet, or sliced onion, but I had already diced it!)
Red Pepper, strips (or green, but I generally loathe green pepper and this is my dish!)
Mushrooms, slices (or omit if you cannot handle the fungus)
Starch of your Choice
- Heat large wok (yes, I have a wok and it woks) or skillet and then add olive oil, then beef to sear.
- Salt, pepper, garlic/onion powder and chili flake the beef to your liking. Be nice to your beef.
- Then throw in the veggies. You don't have to be as nice to the veggies.
Stir fry until they are bright in color but not wimpy.
- Add your slurry (gross word, but it's necessary) slowly to your mix.
*Iris Took's tip* - make this slurry ahead of time so you don't have to screw with it while cooking.
Plus you will feel like a celebrity chef, just reaching for something already made and then simply tossing it carefree into your hopelessly clean sink. Pssshhht!
If you like a lot of sauce, I would make at least 2 cups of slurry. We are saucy people.
- Turn down heat and simmer. This dish will come together fast because cornstarch is made of fairy-dust and performs miracles on stir-fries.
Finally eat and enjoy! I serve over brown rice (make ahead!). White rice would taste better, but we are trying to be healthy here people! Also, not to be a total snob, but minute rice is no where near a good as the conventional kind that takes one whole episode of Glee (minus commercials) to cook. It's worth it.
Have fun. Pepper Steak!