Chinese Pepper Steak with Onions

Just whipped up this mouthwatering Chinese Pepper Steak with Onions! 🥩🌶️ A burst of flavors in every bite.


  • 1.5 lb beef strips (thinly sliced ​​round steaks)
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into thick tranches
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thick slices
  • 1/2 thick sliced ​​onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


1. Place beef, peppers, and onions in an electric pressure cooker.

2. Add garlic powder, brown sugar, and soy sauce to beef and peppers.

3. Pour beef broth into Instant Pot and stir to combine.

4. Close the lid tightly, set pressure to high for 15 min.

5. Quick release or natural release for tender steak.

6. Remove the cover and switch the pressure cooker to sauté mode.

7. In a separate bowl, mix 1/4 cup cold water with cornstarch. Stir into the Instant Pot.

8. Bring to a boil for 3 to 5 minutes until the sauce thickens.

9. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes Kcal: 320 kcal | Servings: 4 servings

Indulge in the rich symphony of flavors with my Chinese Pepper Steak with Onions. Succulent beef strips, vibrant bell peppers, and savory onions come together in a dance of tastes that will transport you straight to the heart of Chinese cuisine.


Can I use a different cut of beef for this recipe?

Absolutely! While I recommend thinly sliced round steaks, you can experiment with sirloin or flank steak for a variation in texture and flavor.

Is it necessary to use an electric pressure cooker, or can I use a regular pot?

The electric pressure cooker expedites the cooking process, but you can certainly use a regular pot. Adjust the cooking time accordingly, ensuring the beef becomes tender.

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the Chinese Pepper Steak with Onions in advance and reheat it. The flavors often intensify, making it a great option for meal prepping.

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