Chinese Pepper Steak with Onions

This classic pepper steak recipe brings a takeout menu favorite to your kitchen!

Strips of tender steak are marinated in a homemade sauce and stir-fried with sautéed bell peppers and onions. Quick, easy, and so delicious!

Serve this meal over rice with a side of steamed broccoli.

cooked Easy Pepper Steak in a bowl

Perfectly Peppered Steak
Cook and serve this hot and hearty main dish from one pan in less than 30 minutes!
Budget-friendly cuts of beef come out tender and juicy in a homemade marinade that also becomes a sauce!
We love this easy recipe and think it the taste is even better when homemade!
Add your own favorite veggies to make a new family favorite.

This pepper steak stir fry is thinly sliced flank steak cooked with red and green bell peppers in a savory sauce. A quick and easy meal that tastes even better than take out!

I always order pepper steak at my local Chinese restaurant, it’s one of my favorite dishes. This homemade version is ready in minutes and has that same great restaurant flavor.

Pepper steak stir fry with thinly sliced steak and red and green bell peppers in a savory sauce.

There’s nothing better than a delicious Asian dish that’s not only easy to make, but also better than takeout. This pepper steak stir fry is a restaurant quality meal made in the comfort of your own home!

This dish is a combination of sauteed bell peppers, browned steak and a savory sauce. The recipe starts by cooking the sliced peppers until tender. The next step is to add the thinly sliced flank steak into the pan. The finishing touch is the 2 minute sauce which gets poured over the meat and vegetables and then simmered until thickened. Add a bowl of steamed rice and dinner is ready!




  • 1.5 lb beef strips (I used thinly sliced ​​round steaks and cut them into strips)
  • 1 green bell pepper, cutting to thick tranches
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thick slices
  • 1/2 thick sliced ​​onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


Methods :

-Place beef, peppers and onions in an electric pressure cooker.
-Adding season, brown sugar & soy sauce on beef / peppers.
-Pour beef broth into Instant Pot.
-Stir to combine.

-Add the lid and make sure it is tightly closed. Set pressure to high for 15 min.
-When done for a quick release (or if you want the steak to fall apart, do a natural release)
-Remove the cover and press the Cancel button. Then switch the pressure cooker to sauté mode.

-In a separate small bowl, mix 1/4 cup cold water with a tablespoon of cornstarch together. Then stir the pepper steak mixture into the Instant Pot.
-Bring to a boil for 3 to 5 minutes until the sauce begins to thicken.
Enjoy !


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