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Sticky Ginger Black Pepper Beef

Restaurant-style black pepper beef is loaded with juicy beef strips, tender veggies, and coated in a sticky ginger black pepper sauce.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 294kcal

Ingredients

Marinated Beef

  • 1 lb sirloin steak, very thinly sliced against the grain into 1-in strips (flank steak also works)
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Vegetables

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 1 medium sweet pepper, thinly sliced
  • 4 scallions ends trimmed and cut into 1-in pieces
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

Sauce

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetarian oyster sauce (or regular)
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly-cracked black pepper (or more to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sesame seeds, sliced green onions, and hot rice for serving

Instructions

Marinated Beef

  • Place beef in a large bowl and add soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and cornstarch. Toss to evenly combine. Let beef marinade 20 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat until shimmery. Add beef and let cook undisturbed in a single layer on first side 3-4 minutes, then flip to opposite side and cook an additional 3-4 minutes until beef is golden brown. Transfer beef to a plate and set aside.

Vegetables

  • Wipe pan clean with paper towels and heat oil over medium-high heat until shimmery. Add onion, beans, and sweet pepper. Saute vegetables 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • Add scallions, ginger, and garlic to vegetables and cook an additional 3-4 minutes until fragrant and vegetables are tender. Remove from heat for a moment.

Sauce

  • In a small bowl, whisk soy sauce, honey, oyster sauce, rice vinegar, and pepper. In a small separate bowl, whisk cornstarch and water. Whisk into soy sauce mixture until smooth.
  • Pour sauce over vegetables and add beef. Cook over medium-high heat 3-4 minutes until sauce is slightly thickened and coats vegetables and beef.
  • Season black pepper beef with salt and additional pepper to taste if desired. Garnish beef with sesame seeds and green onions and serve over hot rice if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 4oz stir fry (calculated without rice) | Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.3g | Protein: 24.1g | Fat: 11.1g | Saturated Fat: 3.6g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 851mg | Potassium: 530mg | Fiber: 3.7g | Sugar: 15.3g | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3mg