I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and is ready to have a productive week! As I mentioned in the last blog A Southern Christmas, I am planning my third annual Christmas party. Which means I also have to plan a fabulous menu, because if the food isn’t wonderful. The party is a not successful one. I served this dish at my first Christmas party and it was a hit. Since I haven’t posted a recipe in a while I thought this would be a great recipe to share. It’s a quick, easy, and absolutely delicious dish called Pepper Steak, it’s a stir-fry. So keeping reading for this simple recipe and mouth-watering dish.
The first thing you will need are your bell peppers, you can use a few or as many as you like. I personally love for my Pepper Steak to be colorful, therefore I use red, orange, yellow, and green bell peppers.
Always remember to wash and dry your peppers. I like to cut them in half, it just makes it easier to thinly slice and clean them.
I begin to cut them on my cutting board and once I’m finished I set them aside on a piece of a foil.
After you’ve set aside your cut bell peppers, you will need to add two or three tablespoons of oil for your steak. You should set your stove to medium heat, and wait for the oil to heat up.
I always use a top sirloin steak when I make pepper steak, because it’s a lean cut of meat. All of the bone, the tenderloin, and the bottom round muscles have been removed. Which means that it’s easily cut or sliced into smaller pieces. Since pepper steak is a stir-fry, you will want your steak to be thinly sliced.
Once your oil is hot, you add in your meat, stirring continuously until your meat is brown. Add in soy sauce black pepper, and sesame oil. I do not add salt, because soy sauce is very salty.
In another sauce pan, I add black pepper and sesame oil to my peppers. I toss my peppers around on a medium heat until fork tender. When my peppers are done, I set them aside off the heat.
Then, I add my meat in with my cooked peppers.
I add cornstarch to my sauce, just to thicken it.
I pour my thickened sauce over my steak and peppers and allow to simmer for about 5-10 minutes on medium heat.
You can serve your pepper steak over brown or white rice. Hope y’all enjoy!
Remember ya’ll not everyone in the South eats fried chicken, but if you fry it just right. We won’t turn it down!