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Sesame Beef and Red Peppers

Sesame Beef with Red Peppers. Flavorful beef and peppers over rice. Red pepper flakes give a little bite.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Allie Taylor


  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 3/4 pound boneless New York strip steak thinly sliced
  • 2 red bell peppers ribs and seeds removed, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds toasted
  • cooked brown rice for serving
  • optional: thinly sliced scallion greens for serving


  • Separately, cook brown rice, according to pkg. directions.
  • In a small bowl combine soy sauce, sherry, sugar, vinegar, red-pepper flakes and cornstarch.
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat.
  • In two batches, cook meat, undisturbed, until browned on only one side, about 2 minutes per batch.
  • Transfer to a plate.
  • Add 1 teaspoon oil and bell peppers to skillet and cook, stirring, until peppers are crisp-tender, 2 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds.
  • Whisk soy sauce mixture and add to skillet, along with steak.
  • Cook, stirring, until sauce thickens, 1 minute.
  • Stir in toasted sesame seeds.
  • To serve: spoon beef mixture over rice and top with scallion greens if desired.