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Chinese Pepper Steak Recipe

Chinese Pepper Steak Recipe

My husband enjoys Chinese food, and he's my test kitchen judge. Thus far, there aren't many dishes he doesn't care for. Early in our marriage, I tried not to serve some of the common dishes I grew up with and have become more creative with cooking. —Shirley Claggett Melfort, Saskatchewan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups julienned green pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3/4 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • Hot cooked rice

Directions

  • 1. In a wok or skillet, stir-fry green peppers and onion in 1 tablespoon oil for 2-3 minutes. Add mushrooms; stir-fry 1 minute longer. Remove and keep warm.
  • 2. Season the beef with salt and pepper. In the same skillet, stir-fry the beef and garlic in remaining oil for 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink; drain.
  • 3. Combine the cornstarch, apple juice and water until smooth; stir into the beef mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Return the vegetables to the pan; heat through. Serve over the rice. Yield: 2 servings.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.