Chinese Onion Pepper Steak

This Chinese-inspired dish combines tender beef strips with flavorful bell peppers and onions in a savory sauce. It’s a quick and easy meal that is perfect for busy weeknights.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

You’ll love this recipe for its delicious blend of flavors, the tender texture of the beef, and the simplicity of cooking it all in one pot. It’s a satisfying dish that the whole family will enjoy.


  • 1.5 pounds of beef strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced thick
  • 1/2 onion, minced thickly
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cups of beef broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch


  • Place the beef, peppers, and onions in an electric pressure cooker.
  • Add garlic powder, ground ginger, black pepper, brown sugar, and soy sauce to the beef and peppers.
  • Pour beef broth into the Instant Pot, stirring to combine.
  • Secure the lid and ensure it is closed, then set the pressure to high for approximately 15 minutes.
  • Once done, perform a quick release or choose a natural release depending on your preference.
  • Remove the cover and press the Cancel button. Switch the pressure cooker to sauté mode.
  • In a separate bowl, mix 1/4 cup of cold water with a teaspoon of cornstarch. Stir the pepper steak mixture into the Instant Pot.
  • Bring it to a boil for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Kcal: Approximately 350 per serving
  • Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Recipe Tips:

For added flavor, you can garnish the dish with sliced green onions or sesame seeds before serving. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences, and feel free to add more vegetables like mushrooms or snap peas for extra color and nutrients.”

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