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Fast & Easy Recipe For Mixed-Pepper Steak With Onions 2009-08-14 15:05:06

Mixed-Pepper Steak With Onions

Mixed-Pepper Steak With Onions

From Gourmet

Ingredients

  1. 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, sliced
    Accompaniment: cooked white rice

Directions

  1. Stir together soy sauce, cornstarch, and 1/3 cup water in a cup.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Serves 4.

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