Tonight's Dinner Pepper Steak

Last week I bought a big bag of tri colored peppers.  My store had these for $2.99 a bag and I was chopping these and adding to salads.  Last night I made fajitas and tonight I am making pepper steak.  I have had many meals from this one bag of peppers.  Very worth it for fresh produce.  Here is the recipe I am making.

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 1/2 pound beef loin sirloin steak, cut crosswise into 3- by 1/4- by 1/4-inch strips
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 4 bell peppers in assorted colors, cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips
  • 1 large onion, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
Stir together soy sauce, cornstarch, and 1/3 cup water in a cup.
Pat steak dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. Stir-fry half of steak until browned but still pink inside, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon and repeat with remaining steak, adding 1 tablespoon oil to skillet.
Add remaining tablespoon oil to skillet and stir-fry bell peppers, onion, and garlic, until onion is golden, 6 to 7 minutes. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons water and cook, covered, 3 minutes. Return steak to skillet, then stir in cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring, 2 minutes

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