Chinese Pepper Steak

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

Great pepper steak recipe with simple ingredients. My dad loves this...says it is better than any he has ever had in restaurants. Good served with egg rolls on the side.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut meat across grain into 1/2-inch thick slices, then slice again in lengthwise pieces.
  2. Brown meat in oil in large skillet or Dutch oven.
  3. Add garlic, tomatoes, and 1 cup water to browned meat.
  4. Cover and simmer 45 minutes, or until meat is tender.
  5. Add green pepper strips, onions, and celery.
  6. Cover and cook 15 minutes longer.
  7. In small bowl, combine cornstarch with 1/4 cup cold water and stir until smooth.
  8. Stir into meat mixture with remaining ingredients, except rice.
  9. Cook, stirring, until slightly thickened.
  10. Serve over rice.
Most Helpful

5 5

Wonderful recipe,Manda!!The whole family raved about this one!!!I didnt add the celery or worchestershire sauce,still turned out an A+++.Sauce was nice and thick,perfect over the rice.Meat was tender and fell apart as we served ourselves,cant wait to make this again.I put this on then walked away,45 min later I had a great dish to feed my family!!Thanks again,Manda!!

3 5

I'm not sure why this was such a raving hit with everyone else. I followed the recipe (minus celery) exactly. To me it was a good solid recipe, but it's missing that IT factor that sets it apart.

5 5

Boy, o boy!This was terrific! I don't know what inspired me to make pepper steak today but I know my corner pork store has pepper steak cuts all read to go, so I picked some up and used this recipe! I LOVED the flavor this recipe creates. The only thing I omitted was the celery and I browned the veggies in a bit of oil and soy sauce before adding to the meat. I will be making this again and again. Thanks for sharing!!