Chinese Black Pepper Beef
Everyone loves a quick and easy beef stir-fry, especially Chinese beef stir-fry.
This quick and easy pepper steak is from my cookbook Easy Chinese Recipes.
Ingredients to Make Black Pepper Steak
- Black Pepper
- Red and Green Bell Peppers
- Soy Sauce
- Oyster Sauce
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Chinese Rice Wine
- Sesame Oil
If you love the taste and texture of caramelized onion, stir-fry it a little long so the beef (steak) soaks up all the flavors.
Be generous with the black pepper like I do, as it completes the flavor of this popular beef stir-fry and delivers the ultimate black pepper beef that everyone loves.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 375 calories per serving.
What Dishes to Serve with This Recipe?
For a wholesome meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
5 Secrets to 20 Min Dinners
Get tricks for quick & easy meals!
Black Pepper Beef
Easy black pepper beef with beef, black pepper and onion. This Chinese black pepper steak and beef takes 20 minutes to make and much better than takeout.
- 8 oz. beef tenderloin, flank steak or flap meat cut into pieces
- 2 ½ tablespoons cooking oil
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 piece fresh ginger peeled and sliced
- 1/2 small green bell pepper deseeded and cut into pieces
- 1/2 small red bell pepper deseeded and cut into pieces
- 1/2 onion cut into strips
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Salt to taste
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Maggi seasoning sauce
- 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon dark soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
- 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon Chinese rice wine or sherry
- 1/2 teaspoon corn starch
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
1Marinate the beef with all the Marinade ingredients, about 15 minutes.
Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a wok or skillet over high heat. Stir-fry the beef until the beef is browned on the outside but still pink inside. Dish out and set aside.
Heat the remaining oil in a wok or skillet over high heat. Stir-fry the garlic and the ginger until aromatic, and then add the green bell pepper, red bell pepper, onion, and black pepper. Stir-fry until you smell the aroma from the ingredients in the wok.
Transfer the beef back into the wok or skillet. Stir-fry until the beef is cooked through and the center of the meat is no longer pink, about 1-2 minutes. Dish out and serve immediately with steamed rice.
‘the ultimate black pepper beef that everyone loves’. I’m a Londoner and not familiar with this dish, but your recipe turned out very well. And went well with red wine. Thanks for posting.
Thanks for trying my black pepper beef recipe.
I am having a very hard time finding a few things that are used in your recipes. One is Tamarind Juice and Goma Shabu Sauce and do the Honteri Miran… can you please tell me where to find them? I have looked on 2 Web sites.. Asian Supper market and Asia Food Grocer.. also they might have different names that I don’t know about….
Thank you, Rae
Can I substitute Maggi seasoning sauce with something else?
You can skip it and add a little bit soy sauce.
also in my local restaurant in this dish there are very small white ingredients what appear to be some kind of nuts cut up do you know what this would likely be
Can you substitue the maggi for MSG
This a really tasty dish and so simple to make. I like it just bit saucier as a personal preference but I will be making this again … and again.
Just double the sauce on the black pepper beef. :)
I am a muslim. Is there any substitution for rice wine??
You can skip it.
Thanks for sharing the recipe. I have made it many times and my family loves it!!!
Can I use lamb or mutton as a substitute to beef?