Steak, Pepper & Sugar Snap Stir Fry


Turn to this beef stir-fry recipe for a quick and easy dinner. The tender, spicy steak is cooked in the same wok or skillet as the crisp, colorful vegetables and smells divine as the dish is cooking.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound lean flank steak, trimmed

  • ¼ cup lower-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon Asian chile-garlic sauce

  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil, divided

  • 1 cup sugar snap peas, sliced in half lengthwise

  • 1 cup sliced red onion

  • 1 cup sliced yellow bell pepper (about 1 medium bell pepper)

  • 2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup water

  • 3 cups cooked brown rice

  • ½ cup diagonally sliced scallions

  • 1 Chopped fresh cilantro and crushed red pepper


  1. Cut steak diagonally with the grain into 2-inch-thick slices. Cut slices diagonally across the grain into thin strips. Combine steak, soy sauce, cornstarch, chile-garlic sauce, ginger, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl, and stir until sauce is well blended and steak pieces are coated. Set aside.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet or a wok over high. Add snap peas, onion, and bell pepper, and cook, stirring often, until vegetables are starting to soften, about 2 minutes. Add garlic, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 more minute. Remove vegetable mixture from skillet to a plate. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil and all of beef mixture to skillet; cook stirring often, until meat browns, about 2 minutes. Return vegetables to skillet; add water. Stir-fry until sauce is thick and coats mixture well, about 1 more minute. Serve over cooked brown rice, and top with scallions. Add cilantro and crushed red pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

319 Calories
10g Fat
36g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1/2 cup brown rice and 1 1/4 cups stir-fry
Calories 319
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Added Sugars 1g 2%
Protein 21g 42%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 560mg 24%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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