Pepper Steak

Pepper Steak

INGREDIENTS

  • 2-3 tablespoons peanut oil
  • Beef, thinly sliced
  • Marinade: 1-2 tablespoons each of soy sauce and red cooking wine; 1 teaspoon sesame oil; 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2-3 green onions, chopped
  • Diced white or red onion (one small or half a large onion)
  • Green bell pepper cut into large pieces
  • Thinly sliced ginger (about half inch piece)
  • For some heat: 1-2 chopped fresh red chili peppers, 3-4 dried red chillies, broken in half
  • Several tablespoons Chinese red cooking wine
  • 1-2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Szechuan black bean chili paste
  • Cup of water
  • Chopped green onions, ground black pepper, and sesame oil for garnish

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix the thinly sliced beef with the marinade and let sit for 15-30 minutes.
  2. Heat peanut oil in a wok on high.
  3. Add the garlic, green onions, red chilies, and dried red chilies and stir fry.
  4. Add the beef and stir fry until until the beef starts to brown lightly.
  5. Add the red cooking wine and stir fry.
  6. Add the red or white onions and stir fry until broken up.
  7. Add the oyster sauce and black bean chili paste and stir fry.
  8. Add the Green bell peppers.
  9. Add some water to make a sauce.
  10. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  11. Plate and sprinkle with cut green onions, black pepper, and sesame oil.