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Steak Stir Fry Recipe with Peppers

Steak Stir Fry Recipe with Peppers

  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian


Flank steak is cooked with peppers and onions in this Steak Stir Fry Recipe with Peppers.   Fresh orange zest makes this stir fry recipe pleasantly different.



  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 lbs flank steak, cut across the grain into thin strips
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium red peppers, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated or minced fresh ginger
  • fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups cooked rice, for serving


  1. In a small bowl, combine the rice vinegar, soy sauce, orange zest, sugar and 1 teaspoon of the cornstarch.  Set aside.
  2. Place the steak in another bowl.  Season with salt and pepper, then add the remaining 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and stir to coat the meat.
  3. In a large wok or skillet, heat the oil over high.  Add the steak, working in batches if needed, and stir fry until browned but just short of being cooked through, about 2 minutes.  Transfer the meat to a plate, then add in the onion, peppers, garlic and ginger.  Stir fry until the vegetables are just tender about 5 minutes.  Add the steak back into the vegetables and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Pour the sauce mixture over the meat and vegetables and cook until it has thickened, 2-3 minutes. 
  5. Garnish the stir fry with cilantro and serve over rice.

Recipe Notes:

very slightly adapted from Kitchen Confidence

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.


  • Calories: 477
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Sodium: 814 mg
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 43 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 34 g
  • Cholesterol: 94 mg

Keywords: Steak Stir Fry