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pepper steak stir fry in large skillet

Pepper Steak Stir Fry Recipe

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Diet: Gluten Free


EASY pepper steak stir fry recipe is ready in 30 minutes! My recipe for pepper steak stir fry is made ingredients you probably already have.


  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 16 oz. flank steak
  • 3/4  tsp. sea salt, divided
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic 
  • 3 tsp. ginger
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch 
  • 2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil 


  1. Prep ingredients: 
    Prepare rice according to package instructions. 
    Slice bell peppers. 
    Slice flank steak against the grain in ¼ inch slices. **Freeze for 30 min to make this easy
    Mince garlic. 
    Mince ginger.
  2. Mix up sauce. Whisk together minced garlic, ginger, brown sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil, and cornstarch in a small bowl. 
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet or wok. Add peppers and ¼ teaspoon salt to skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes. Transfer peppers to a plate. 
  4. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet or wok. Add steak and remaining ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper to skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes, until browned. 
  5. Add peppers and soy sauce mixture to pan and stir occasionally, cooking for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until sauce has thickened. 
  6. Serve peppers and steak over rice. 


  • Nutrition facts do not include rice.
  • If you like it spicy, add 1/2-1 sliced jalapeno.

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