Chinese Pepper Steak



– 1 pound beef top sirloin steak
– ¼ cup soy sauce
– 2 tablespoons white sugar
– 2 tablespoons cornstarch
– ½ teaspoon ground ginger
– 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
– 1 red onion, cut into 1-inch squares
– 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch squares
– 2 tomatoes, cut into wedges


1. **Slice the Beef:** Begin by slicing the beef into 1/2-inch thick strips across the grain. This ensures that the beef remains tender and easy to savor.
2. **Prepare the Marinade:** In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, white sugar, cornstarch, and ground ginger. Keep whisking until the sugar has completely dissolved, and the mixture is velvety smooth.
3. **Marinate the Beef:** Immerse the sliced beef in the marinade, ensuring that every piece is generously coated. This step is vital to infuse the beef with the sumptuous flavors of the sauce.
4. **Sear the Beef:** Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the marinated beef strips in batches to prevent overcrowding the pan. Stir and cook until the beef is beautifully browned, which should take approximately 3 minutes. Once cooked, transfer the beef to a bowl and set it aside.
5. **Add Vegetables:** Return the cooked beef strips to the hot wok and introduce the sliced red onion. Toss them together until the onion begins to soften, which should take around 2 minutes.
6. **Incorporate the Bell Pepper:** Stir in the green bell pepper and continue to cook and stir the medley until the peppers turn vibrant green and start to tenderize. This typically takes about 2 minutes more.
7. **Blend in the Tomatoes:** Finally, add the tomato wedges to the wok. Stir everything together, allowing the flavors to meld harmoniously.
8. **Serve and Relish:** Your Delectable Beef Stir-Fry is now ready to grace your taste buds. Enjoy it as is or pair it with steamed rice for a complete and satisfying meal.

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