Ultimate Sesame Pepper Steak

Ultimate Sesame Pepper Steak

1 lb. flank steak or top round London broil
2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced
2 green bell peppers, thinly sliced
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
3 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar (divided)
6 Tbsp. soy sauce (divided)
1 Tbsp. ground ginger
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
4 Tbsp. chicken stock
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
½ Tbsp. sesame oil
3 Tbsp. oil (we recommend peanut)
sesame seed
black sesame seed

Slice the pepper steak down into strips.

Mix 2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar, 4 Tbsp. soy sauce, ginger, and cornstarch to make the beef marinade.  Place the steak in a large plastic bag, pour marinade over the steak, squeeze out the air, seal bag, and allow to marinate for at least 3 hours.  (even better if you prepare this the night before)3

Mix chicken stock, 1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar, 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and sesame oil and stir to combine, and set aside.3

Heat 2 Tbsp. of oil in a large sauté pan over medium high heat and add marinated steak.  Cook until outside is brown and slightly caramelized.  Remove from heat, place in bowl and set aside.

Wipe out sauté pan and heat 1 Tbsp. oil over medium heat and add peppers and onions.  Cook until peppers start to soften, then add garlic.  Cook until onions are translucent.

Add the steak back to the pan with peppers and onion and add the sauce that was set aside, reduce heat to low and cook until desired consistency.

Serve immediately with white rice, and garnish steak with sesame seeds and garnish rice with black sesame seeds.


Our Thoughts:

Everyone loved this one!  The flavors were perfect and nothing was too overpowering.  It is relatively simple to make, and unless someone really dislikes Asian food, this is sure to satisfy.  The freshness of the peppers mixed with the sweet and savory beef keep you coming back for seconds and even thirds.  It’s almost a yin and yang dish, as when adding the different sesame seeds to the rice and steak it becomes visually distinctive, but the flavors also bump against each other in the most wonderful way, with all three competing tastes coming to the forefront at different times!

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