Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Total Time
20 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Fans of quick and easy will love this asian-inspired stir-fry dish. Beef, bell pepper and rice get a dip in a spicy sauce and a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds.


How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add steak to pan; cook 2 minutes, searing on one side. Add bell peppers; cook 2 minutes or until beef loses its pink color, stirring constantly. Remove beef mixture from pan.

Step 2

Add soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, and chili garlic sauce to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until slightly thickened. Add beef mixture and green onions to pan; toss well to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Ratings & Reviews


June 12, 2016
Made this on the fly last night, YUM! I did add mushrooms and water chestnuts. I also doubled the sauce amount, instead of garlic chili sauce I used sriracha Hot chili sauce and fresh garlic. I also added red pepper flakes. It was spicy plus a little sweet n tangy. Family loved it!!

September 01, 2016
I'm glad you mentioned that you changed the sauce that way--I was wondering if I could do exactly that.  Didn't want to buy a whole jar of chili garlic sauce if I didn't have to. I'll be trying this recipe soon.

Super easy, super good

October 18, 2017
Like others, I doubled the sauce and added some cornstarch to thicken.  I didn't mind the peppers as the only veggie here, but one could easily use a variety of veggies to change it up.  Hubby loved it.  Will make again.

lalala706's Review

November 15, 2010
fantastic flavor and quick to make- my favorite combination! this will definitely be put into our menu rotation.

RoRosKitchen's Review

September 01, 2010
Very flavorful and super easy to make! I used petite sirloin that I sliced very thin to save on cost, and came out just as good!

Gasstove's Review

May 28, 2010
This recipe was quick and easy, and it tasted great! I didn't have any sesame seeds, but I didn't miss them. Lots of flavor, and you can easily adjust how spicy it is by increasing or decreasing the chili paste. Having a meal I can prepare in 15 minutes that tastes this good is a real plus. I will definitely make this again.

AriaVagabond's Review

July 08, 2010
i was out of green onion, so i sauteed some vidalia onions - amazing. i also added can add any vegetable

dimabri's Review

January 18, 2013
Delicious. We make a lot of stir fry but this sauce is by far one of our favorites. I usually double up the veggies and sauce

jmaygd's Review

November 12, 2014
made this last night for dinner....wasn't sure it was going to be fantastic, just thought it would be your average after work meal....tasted the sauce right before we ate and thought ENH, its alright.....put it over rice, sat down to eat and before i even got a bite in my mouth my husband was RAVING about it. and he said over and over throughout the meal how great it was. and let me tell you, i usually have to ask him if dinner is good to get any type of comment out of him about it. i'll for sure be making this again since it was sooo easy! i had a package of "stir fry" meat in the fridge so it was even easier then the recipe says.

LabLover1's Review

May 28, 2013
This was really good and easy too! I used regular onion instead of green onion (just my preference) and cooked with the peppers along with some minced garlic. I also wanted to flavor the beef a bit so I added some teriyaki sauce while it was cooking. Didn't have rice wine vinegar so I used apple cider vinegar that I had on hand and that seemed to work just fine.