≡ Menu

Quick & Easy Pepper Steak Stir Fry

My husband and I like steak, but our boys aren’t big eaters of that.  And maybe that’s okay given how pricey it can be!  So I like to serve steak when I can pick it up on sale, but we never need too much of it. That’s where this Pepper Steak Stir Fry came in

Best Steak for Stir Fry

I found this recipe on the internet, but it called for flank steak. Instead, I used sirloin steak as that’s more readily available to me and a reasonably priced cut of steak. Sirloin is lean with a bold, beefy flavor and works really well in recipes. I made a couple of other tweaks to this recipe – adding in onions and adding more of the sauce.

Easy pepper steak stir fry with sirloin steak, peppers, onions, and a homemade stir fry sauce.

Pepper Steak Stir Fry quickly become a family favorite!  And, it’s pretty quick to pull together.  I’ll often slice the meat and the veggies in the morning (or I grab the peppers from my homemade veggies to go packs), then it’s really simple to finish it off at dinner time. If you freeze peppers and onions, simply defrost those and eliminate a step of the cooking process!

When I serve steak this way, my boys eat it – something about it being a stir fry makes them accept it.

Pepper Steak Stir Fry with sirloin steak, peppers, onions and a homemade sauce served over white or jasmine rice.

What to Serve with Pepper Steak Stir Fry

I keep dinner simple and serve this stir fry over white or jasmine rice. I prepare 5 cups cooked rice for this recipe (2 1/2 cups uncooked). Hack – You can freeze rice! This recipe comes together quickly, so it’s nice to eliminate one step of the cooking process.

More Recipes to Try:

Pepper Steak Stir Fry

Quick, weeknight stir fry
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Pepper steak stir fry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Jayme


  • vegetable oil
  • 2 bell peppers, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 onion, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 pounds steak, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 5 cups cooked rice (2.5 cups uncooked)

Stir Fry Sauce

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce (or liquid aminos)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  • In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, sugar, water and cornstarch. Save for later.
  • Heat a little bit of oil in large pan over medium heat.
  • Add the peppers and onions and cook for 3-4 minutes, until just barely tender. Remove and set aside.
  • Add a little oil, the garlic and ginger to the pan. Add the steak and cook for 5-6 minutes until just barely done.
  • Place the peppers & onions back in. Pour the sauce in.
  • Bring to a simmer. Cook for just a few minutes and then serve over rice!


I often use sirloin steak when it's on sale!

Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to four little boys. She tries to coupon, builds a smart stockpile, and always meal plans. While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better – she never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her on Instagram.

If you love this, check out more recipes:

{ 0 comments… add one }

Leave a Comment