Quick and Easy Beef and Pepper Stir Fry

Quick and Easy Beef and Pepper Stir Fry is something that like to cook when I want to enjoy a delicious Asian steak stir fry dinner. This dish is one of my favorite stir fry dishes because it is tasty and easy to prepare.

beefpepper steak stir fry recipe

I got the ingredients already prepared from the grocery store. I wanted to save some time, so I purchased sirloin sandwich steaks. The fresh steak is sliced very thin because this is often used to make steak sandwich. The bell peppers were also sold chopped or diced — I think they called it stop light or tri-colored peppers because it had all red, green, and yellow bell peppers.

As you will see in the recipe below and in the cooking video, Quick and Easy Beef and Pepper Stir Fry is really simple to make. I bet that you will not have a hard time to cook this even if you are a beginner; simply follow the recipe and the video — that is what I am here for — to help you.

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I think that you will enjoy this with plain white rice, because I like it that way. Having this with fried rice will also work too. You can make more for dinner and bring the leftovers for lunch at work or school.

Try this Quick and Easy Beef and Pepper Stir Fry Recipe. Cheers!

Quick and Easy Beef and Pepper Stir Fry
 
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  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 4
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb. beef sirloin, sliced thinly
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 small yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cooking oil
Instructions
  1. In large bowl, combine beef, soy sauce oyster sauce, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Let is stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the cornstarch. Continue to mix until all the ingredients are well blended. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a pan. Spray or pour cooking oil. Once the oil becomes hot, add the onion and peppers. Stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Transfer the cooked onion and peppers on a plate. Set aside.
  5. Add oil to the same pan. Put-in the beef. Stir fry until the beef turns medium brown (around 7 to 8 minutes). Make sure that you are cooking in very high heat. Add more cooking time if needed.
  6. Add the cooked onion and peppers. Continue to stir fry for 1 minute.
  7. Transfer to a serving plate.
  8. Serve with rice. Share and enjoy!

 

Watch the cooking video:

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry is a simple version of beef with broccoli. This recipe can help you prepare beef with broccoli in less than 30 minutes as long as you use the proper ingredients and follow the steps indicated in the recipe and in the beef and broccoli stir fry cooking video below.

Beef and Broccoli Recipe

For better results and for a faster cooking time, you will need to use the tenderest part of the beef that you can get. I used flank steak for this recipe. Other cuts that you can use are: tenderloin, top blade, top loin, rib eye, and top sirloin. It is also suggested that you cook in high heat while stir-frying.

This beef with broccoli recipe is perfect for dinner with some rice – so don’t forget to cook your rice beforehand. You can also top this on noodles. As I mentioned in the video (see below), you can use either Sherry cooking wine or Shaoxing wine. I recommend the use of cooking wine because makes this dish tastes better.

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

I wish that I could talk to you on how to handle the leftovers, but there weren’t any. In fact, I was hoping that I cooked more than I should so that I can have extra beef with broccoli to bring with me for lunch in the office.

You may also want to check out our other beef with broccoli version.

Try this Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry Recipe. Cheers!

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
 
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  • Serves: 3
  • Serving size: 3
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb. flank steak, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/3 cup Sherry cooking wine
  • 1/2 cup light soy sauce (Kikkoman)
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 small yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
Instructions
  1. Combine the ginger, brown sugar, corn starch, ground black pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl. Mix well.
  2. Add the soy sauce and Sherry cooking wine. Stir.
  3. Arrange the beef in a bowl. Pour half of the soy sauce mixture on the flank beef. Mix well. Marinate for 10 minutes.
  4. Heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot, pan fry both sides of the marinated beef for 30 secs to 1 minute per side. Remove the pan fried beef and place it in a bowl. Set aside.
  5. Meanwhile, add the remaining oil to the pan. Add the onion and broccoli. Stir-fry for 3 minutes.
  6. Put-in the pan-fried beef. Continue to stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Pour-in the remaining soy sauce mixture. Stir an cook for 1 minute.
  8. Add the oyster sauce. Stir and cook for a minute more.
  9. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  10. Serve. Share and enjoy!

 

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Chili Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry

Chili Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry is a quick and easy shrimp recipe that you can make at home. This dish can be compared to the chili shrimp that they serve in Dampa — the only difference is that you are the one who prepared it.

I used shrimp with heads and shell because this is how I remembered this dish to be. I find shrimp more tasty if its prepared this way because the seasonings are kept within the head and shell; it blends well with the natural flavor of the shrimp. I thought that it really was a perfect combination. To support this statement, I had almost 3 cups of rice with only a few pieces of shrimp. It was really that good.

Aside from shrimp, you can also use prawns for this recipe. It does not matter if you use salted or unsalted butter — as long as its butter, not margarine or artificial butter. As for the banana ketchup, feel free to use your favorite brand as long as it is banana ketchup. Jufran is my first choice, but I sometimes use other brands when it is not available in  the nearby Filipino store. The sherry cooking wine helps improve the overall flavor of the dish, so it is recommended.

Try this Chili Garlic Shrimp Recipe. Enjoy!

Chili Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry

 

Chili Garlic Shrimp Stir Fry
 
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  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 4
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Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. shrimp, cleaned
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup banana ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoon sherry cooking wine
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a pan.
  2. Once the butter melts, continue to heat until hot.
  3. Add the garlic. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until light brown.
  4. Put-in the shrimp. Cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Pour-in the sherry. Continue to cook until the liquid completely evaporates.
  6. Add ketchup and Sriracha sauce. Continue to stir fry for 1 minute.
  7. Put-in the green onions. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Transfer to a serving plate. Serve.
  9. Share and enjoy!

 

Tofu with Tausi and Straw Mushrooms

Tofu with Tausi and Straw Mushroom is a dish that I enjoy eating occasionally. This dish is made-up of deep fried tofu, tausi or salted black beans, and straw mushroom –- as the title of the dish says. I just want to point out that this recipe makes use of extra firm tofu; I deep-fried the tofu for around 5 minutes until it turned light brown, then I cut it into cubes.

tofu with tausi and straw mushrooms

Cooking with salted black beans or tausi can be tricky at first. This ingredient is really salty; it is important that you taste the dish first after adding this ingredient to be sure that your dish taste right. In cases where you added more than the necessary amount of tausi, try to add some water to the dish so that the flavor will be balanced.

Aside from the tofu and tausi, this Tofu with Tausi and Straw Mushroom dish is made even more delicious by the other ingredients such as the chicken broth – which I made by combining water and chicken powder , oyster sauce, ginger, and spring onions. The sherry wine also helps improve the flavor of this dish. I enjoy having this with a cup of brown rice.

Try this Tofu with Tausi and Straw Mushroom Recipe. Enjoy!

Tofu with Tausi and Straw Mushrooms
 
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  • Serves: 6
  • Serving size: 6
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Ingredients
  • 16 ounces extra firm tofu, deep fried and cut into cubes
  • 1 (10 oz.) can straw mushroom, water discarded
  • 2 tablespoons tausi (salted black beans)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chicken powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup Sherry cooking wine
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch diluted in 3 tablespoons water.
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
Instructions
  1. Combine the chicken powder and 1 cup water. Stir and set aside.
  2. Heat a wok or pan. Pour-in the cooking oil.
  3. When the oil turns hot, sauté the ginger and green onions for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the deep fried tofu, salted black beans, and straw mushrooms. Cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the sherry wine and oyster sauce . Stir.
  6. Pour-in the water and chicken powder mixture. Let the liquid boil. Continue to cook for 2 to 5 minutes.
  7. Pour-in the cornstarch and water mixture. Stir and cook for a minute or until the sauce thickens.
  8. Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve.
  9. Share and enjoy!

 

Kangkong and Tofu Stir Fry Recipe

Stir Fry dishes are awesome because they are easy to cook and only takes a little time to complete. Almost any vegetable or meat can be stir fried using different techniques. What we have here is a simple vegetable stir fry with tofu. This dish contains a good amount of nutrients from the vegetables and protein from the tofu.

Aside from being easy to prepare and being rich in nutrients, making this dish will not cost you much. This is one budget friendly recipe that you will surely like. You can enjoy this in 2 ways: as a side dish for grilled fish or meat; or as a main dish itself eaten with warm steamed rice.

When kangkong is not available in the grocery, you may still cook this using spinach. Same procedure still applies, but you will need to decrease the cooking time for about a minute or so as the spinach cooks faster.

Try this Kangkong and Tofu Stir Fry Recipe and let me know what you think.

Kangkong and Tofu Stir Fry

Kangkong and Tofu Stir Fry Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kangkong (water spinach), cleaned and chopped
  • 3 ounces extra firm tofu
  • 3 to 4 pieces Thai chili, chopped (optional)
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 5 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt to taste

Cooking Procedure

  1. Heat cooking oil in a pan
  2. Fry the tofu in medium heat for about 4 to 5 minutes per side
  3. Turn off heat. Remove the tofu from the pan and let cool.
  4. Slice the fried tofu into small cubes. Set aside.
  5. On the same pan, remove excess cooking oil until about 1 tablespoon of oil is left.
  6. Heat the pan. Sauté garlic and onion for about 2 minutes
  7. Put-in the sliced tofu and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Add the oyster sauce and ground black pepper. Stir.
  9. Put-in the kangkong. Stir fry for 4 to 5 minutes.
  10. Add salt to taste and then put-in the chilies.
  11. Turn off heat. Transfer to a serving plate
  12. Serve. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 4

Beef Stir Fry with Chopped Broccoli Recipe

One of the quick and delicious dishes that I love to cook is Beef Stir Fry. This dish is so delicious and easy to prepare. Before we start, let me first give you some pointers so that your beef will be as tender as possible.

The key to making a successful Beef Stir fry lies on the meat itself. I recommend using tender parts such as beef sirloin or tenderloin. Since we are cooking this in a short span of time, it is important to use the softest meat. Another important factor is the thickness of the meat. The thinner the slice, the softer the meat becomes. Try to slice the meat as thinly as you can or have your butcher do it for you. It is a fact that tenderloin and sirloin cost more than other beef parts. If you are in a budget and still want to try this recipe using cheaper cuts, it is recommended that you pound the sliced meats using a meat tenderizer tool.

This beef stir fry recipe can go as it is or along with some vegetables. I used frozen chopped broccoli for this recipe. You may use fresh broccoli too. All you will need is chop the frozen broccoli before cooking them. You may also use other vegetables as an alternative to broccoli.

Try this Beef Stir Fry Recipe and let me know your thoughts.

Beef Stir Fry

Beef Stir Fry with Chopped Broccoli Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lb beef sirloin, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli (frozen or fresh)
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Cooking Procedure

  1. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the beef. Add oyster sauce. Mix well and Marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. Add cornstarch on the marinated beef mixture. Mix well using your clean hands.
  3. Heat oil in a pan.
  4. Stir fry the beef until both sides are done (about 10 minutes in high heat).
  5. Add the chopped broccoli. Cook for 3 minutes more.
  6. Tranfer to a serving plate.
  7. Serve with brown rice. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 4