Sunday, August 3, 2008

My Favorite Meal

It is Pepper Steak….and it’s DELICIOUS.

You can add anything more you would like but to satisfy the picky eaters in my house this is what works for us :-)


2 pounds strip steak (the kind used for stir-fry (usually 2 packages) or 2lbs. of beef flank steak cut in 1 inch strips)
6 TBSP soy sauce
2 TBSP cornstarch
2 TBSP brown sugar
3 tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
vegetable oil
1 red pepper (I use 2 cause red is my favorite) cut in 1/2 inch strips
1 green pepper cut in 1/2 inch strips
1 medium onion cut in 1 inch strips
2 cloves garlic (or 2 teaspoons minced garlic from jar)

Prep work:

*I prepare the marinade first, then cut the beef, and then do all veggies.

In a large mixing bowl combine the soy sauce, cornstarch, brown sugar, sesame oil and pepper flakes. Mix well until everything is combined. (hubby likes things a bit hot so sometimes I add a dash more Red Pepper Flakes)

Cut meat ( I usually cut the stir fry pieces in half, easier to manage on the fork) and add to marinade covering completely. Set aside.

Cut all veggies, place peppers in bowl (large enough to add more stuff to)

Heat a Tablespoon of veggie oil in wok (or large pan) add peppers. Cook until crisp tender (about 4 minutes)

Remove from pan and place back in bowl. Add a teaspoon of veggie oil and half the meat mixture. Brown until done.

Place cooked meat mixture into bowl with peppers. Add a teaspoon of veggie oil to pan and the rest of the meat mixture. Brown until done. Add to pepper bowl.

MAKE SURE YOU SAVE ALL THE JUICES FROM COOKING IN THE BOWL TOO (The veggie oil use tends to be a little on the high side but it is so you have all those juices)

Add teaspoon veggie oil to pan and place onions in for 3 minutes stirring constantly. When semi transparent add garlic. Cook 30 seconds and then add entire contents of bowl.

Mix until everything is combined turn heat down and cook for 5 minutes (just long enough to heat everything back up)

Serve over rice (we use Jasmine rice, mmm mmm good)

ENJOY!!! Let me know how you like it if you make it. It’s our top favorite dinner :-) (and it has been years that I have been making it so I do not remember where it came from)

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