Easy Weeknight Pepper Steak With Savory Rice

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Craving a restaurant-quality meal but short on time? This easy pepper steak recipe with rice is your answer. Packed with flavor and ready in under 30 minutes, it’s perfect for busy weeknights or a quick weekend dinner.


Easy Pepper Steak
Easy Pepper Steak

1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound flank steak, thinly sliced (against the grain)
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 cups cooked white rice

  • Instructions:

    1. Heat the oil: In a large skillet or wok, heat olive oil over medium-high heat until shimmering.
    2. Sear the steak: Add the sliced steak and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through to your desired doneness. Remove the steak from the pan and set aside on a plate.
    3. Sauté the vegetables: Add the bell peppers and onion to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until softened and slightly browned.
    4. Add the garlic: Stir in the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute, until fragrant.
    5. Make the sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch, black pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using).
    6. Thicken the sauce: Pour the sauce mixture into the pan with the vegetables and bring to a simmer. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
    7. Return the steak: Add the cooked steak back to the pan and stir to coat with the sauce.
    8. Serve: Serve the pepper steak over cooked white rice and enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts:

    (Per serving, without rice)

    Calories: 400

  • Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Protein: 40g
  • Sodium: 800mg (depending on the soy sauce)

  • Note: These are approximate nutrition facts and may vary depending on the ingredients used.


    This easy pepper steak recipe is a delicious and satisfying meal that’s sure to please the whole family. With simple ingredients and minimal prep time, it’s a lifesaver on busy weeknights.

    After the Recipe: FAQs

    1. What cut of steak can I use besides flank steak?

    Flank steak is a good choice because it’s thin and cooks quickly. You can also use skirt steak, sirloin steak, or even thinly sliced chicken breast.

    2. How can I make this recipe gluten-free?

    Simply use gluten-free soy sauce and cornstarch. Additionally, ensure your beef broth is labeled gluten-free.

    3. Can I add any additional vegetables?

    Absolutely! Mushrooms, broccoli florets, or snap peas would all be delicious additions to this recipe.

    4. How can I make the sauce spicier?

    Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or a few extra dashes of red pepper flakes to the sauce mixture for a kick.

    5. What can I serve with this pepper steak besides rice?