Pepper Steak Stir-Fry

A recipe from the May 2010 issue of All You (original not available online). The article highlights the recipe as a “dinner under $10” and credits the recipe to Margaret Mahoney of Fairdale, Kentucky.


  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 lb top round steak, cut into strips
  • Pepper
  • 2 green bell peppers, seeded, chopped
  • 12 scallions, white and light green parts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • Cooked rice, optional


  1. Warm ½ Tbsp oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  2. Season steak with pepper.
  3. Add half of steak to skillet and stir-fry for 4 minutes, until just brown.
  4. Remove to a plate; tent with foil.
  5. Repeat with another ½ Tbsp oil and remaining steak.
  6. Return reserved cooked steak to skillet.
  7. Add peppers, scallions, mushrooms, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and remaining 1 Tbsp oil to skillet.
  8. Stir-fry for 3 minutes, until steak is cooked through and vegetables are lightly browned but still crisp.
  9. Serve over rice, if desired.