Simple Pepper Steak

Combine strips of boneless sirloin steak with bell pepper and onion for an easy Asian-style stir-fry.

Yield: 6 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 1/4 cup cornstarch, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 (10 1/2-ounce) can beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound boneless top sirloin steak, cut into thin slices
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • Hot cooked rice


  1. Whisk together 2 tablespoons cornstarch, ginger, beef broth, soy sauce, and, if desired, red pepper; set aside.
  2. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons cornstarch, salt, and pepper; dredge steak in mixture.
  3. Heat vegetable oil and sesame oil in a large skillet over high heat 3 minutes; add steak and garlic, and saute 4 minutes or until browned.
  4. Add bell pepper and onion; saute 8 minutes or until tender. Stir in broth mixture; reduce heat, and simmer 3 to 5 minutes or until thickened. Serve over hot cooked rice.
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