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Spicy Beef with Peppers Recipe

Spicy Beef with Peppers Recipe

Meet the Cook: I've enjoyed cooking and baking since I was just a girl - and my husband and I now have eight grandchildren! But this recipe is actually his. He's a meat cutter, and we'll have this dish as often as once a week (it's as good, if not better, reheated). We've made this for family dinners, picnics,'s so popular I make sure I have a copy of the recipe to pass out. -Patricia Ann Fredell, Orion, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
  • 4 tablespoons dry sherry or beef broth, divided
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 sweet red pepper, sliced
  • Cooked rice or chow mein noodles


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 2 tablespoons sherry, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, garlic and pepper flakes. Add beef and toss to coat. Set aside.
  • 2. In another bowl, combine water with remaining cornstarch, sherry and soy sauce. Set aside.
  • 3. In a wok or skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil on medium-high. Add green and red peppers; stir-fry 3 minutes. Remove peppers to a platter.
  • 4. Add remaining oil and half of the beef; stir-fry until no longer pink. Remove and stir-fry remaining beef.
  • 5. Return peppers and beef to pan. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to pan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook 1 minute or until thickened. Serve with rice. Yield: 4-6 servings.

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 247571
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2016

"This was a great quick dish. I think I'll add onions to it next time, too."

CiCiB User ID: 2258133 201344
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2013

"I make a pepper steak recipe very similar to this and if I don't have red pepper, I substitute tomatoes. A family favorite!"

ElaineFarney User ID: 6251435 11620
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"Me and my husband's absolute favorite!!"

Kimo73 User ID: 6306897 28514
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"This has become a regular in my household."

stressin User ID: 4404046 27853
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

"I double the sauce proportions for 1 1/2 lbs of steak, and serve over brown rice instead of white."

1burrill User ID: 1992174 201343
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2010

"Fabulous!!!! Everybody went back for seconds. Will have to double the recipe next time!"

dukeyswife User ID: 2632083 13370
Reviewed May. 21, 2008

"This recipe is THE best we have tried from this site. My husband told me I could make it for dinner tonight if I'd like. (Last night was first time we tried it!} Thanks for such a wonderful dinner. Dukeyswife"

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.