Skip to Content

Pepper Steak Stir-Fry

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Fresh ginger and a trio of bell peppers in this Pepper Steak Stir-Fry result in loads of flavor and a colorful entrée for your dinner table. 

A plate of Pepper Steak Stir-Fry

Just recently, we discovered the phenomenal difference using fresh ginger root instead of ground ginger makes in our favorite salad dressing and stir fry recipes. Yes, this food blogger must confess that even if a recipe called for fresh ginger root, I substituted ground ginger because I always had it in my pantry (thinking it didn’t really matter). Well, let me just tell you…take one taste of this Pepper Steak Stir-Fry made with fresh ginger root and you’ll become a believer like me!

A close up of ingredients for Pepper Steak Stir-Fry with bell peppers, garlic, and ginger

This easy recipe starts with a trio of beautiful bell peppers in red, yellow, and green, but feel free to use orange bell peppers or a combination of just two instead of three colors. The peppers are stir fried for a few minutes with green onion, garlic, and the fresh ginger root. Get yourself ready for a delicious aroma as you prepare this dish!

Slice a one-pound lean sirloin steak across the grain into thin strips and then allow it to marinate for 15 minutes before stir frying, or “flash frying”. I love how fast this recipe comes together and also love that this cooking method always results in very tender meat.

Wildflower | Ginger Root | Life, Love, and Good Food
River Bluff Trail | Norris Dam State Park | Wild Ginger Root

Do you ever wonder how people discover things like ginger root? John and I went hiking a couple of weeks ago along the River Bluff Trail in Norris Dam State Park when the wildflowers were in full bloom.

I had my camera and was snapping away along the trail. Other than trillium, I had no idea what we were seeing until a few real wildflower enthusiasts started pointing out trout lilies, Dutchman’s breeches, and GINGER ROOT! (Don’t worry…I didn’t dig up my own ginger root, haha!).

A plate of  Pepper Steak Stir-Fry

More stir fry recipes!

Generally speaking, stir fry recipes are a healthier dinner option and are a great way to incorporate more veggies into your meal. Here are a few of my favorites:

Pepper Steak Stir Fry Recipe

I sometimes like serving Pepper Steak Stir-Fry over quinoa instead of rice—it’s always a good idea to add in a few healthy alternatives here and there!

A bowl of  Pepper Steak Stir-Fry

Please share!

Your shares are how this site grows and I appreciate each one. Do you know someone who would enjoy this recipe? I’d love it if you would share it on Facebook or on your favorite Pinterest board!

Yield: 4 servings

Pepper Steak Stir-Fry

A plate of Pepper Steak Stir-Fry

Fresh ginger and a trio of bell peppers in this Pepper Steak Stir-Fry result in loads of flavor and a colorful entrée for your dinner table.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

MARINADE INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely-ground black pepper, (or more/less to taste)

PEPPER STEAK INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb sirloin steak, (cut diagonally across the grain into thin strips)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, (thinly sliced)
  • 2 green onions, (sliced and divided)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, (minced)
  • 2 garlic cloves, (minced)

Instructions

Marinade

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all the marinade ingredients. Pork over sliced sirloin in a large ziplock bag. Seal the bag and shake gently to coat all the meat. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.

Stir-Fry

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the peppers and the white part of the green onions, ginger, and garlic for about 3 minutes. Remove to a plate.
  2. Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to the wok and add half of the marinated steak, reserving the marinade. Stir fry 2 to 3 minutes until browned; transfer to the plate. Repeat with the remaining steak; and again transfer to the plate.
  3. Pour the reserved marinade into the wok. Cook and stir until thickened, about 1 minute. Add the previously cooked ingredients and stir. Cook a couple of minutes until heated through. Add the green onion tops and give it one more stir.
  4. Serve immediately over rice or quinoa.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven. 

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 373Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 641mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 33g

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

ABOUT SHEILA
Sheila Thigpen, author of Easy Chicken Cookbook and The 5-Ingredient Fresh and Easy Cookbook, is a recipe developer, food photographer, and food writer. She spent 20+ years as a business manager in the publishing industry before she retired in 2018 to focus on her passions — cooking, photography, and writing. Living near the beautiful Smoky Mountains, Sheila and her husband have two adult daughters and two fine sons-in-law, are active in their church, love to travel, and have a precious little granddaughter who has stolen their hearts. Follow Sheila on YouTubePinterestInstagramFacebook, and Twitter!

A plate of smoked pork ribs on a table
Previous
EASY Smoked Baby Back Ribs
Buffalo Chicken Shepherd's Pie | Life, Love, and Good Food
Next
Buffalo Chicken Shepherd's Pie

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Tiffany S

Tuesday 5th of January 2021

Followed the recipe closely and had a quick and delicious dinner! A new favorite for sure!

Sheila Thigpen

Wednesday 6th of January 2021

Hi Tiffany! It's one of our favorites, too!

Nancy

Monday 14th of October 2019

This was very good. I didn't have green onions do I used a regular onion. Will definitely make this again.

Tommy Briand

Monday 28th of January 2019

Enjoyed this recipe. I added a few more veggies like cauliflower, bok choy and broccoli. Then topped with toasted cashews. I found it a bit salty so the next time I make it I will sub some of the soy sauce and add beef stock.

Bryan

Wednesday 27th of June 2018

I just logged on again to print the recipe out. I have made this several times because it is absolutely delicious! I have also supplemented the ginger with ground ginger and its still good. I will be making this for the rest of my life! Thank you!

sheilathigpen

Wednesday 27th of June 2018

Bryan, what a great review! So glad this is a repeat recipe for you—it’s definitely on my favorite list, as well!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

shares