Chinese Pepper Steak with Onions

Savor the savory and tender goodness of Chinese Pepper Steak with Onions! This quick and easy dish combines beef strips, colorful bell peppers, and onions in a flavorful sauce, making it a delightful addition to your meal.


  • 1.5 lb beef strips (thinly sliced round steaks, cut into strips) 🥩
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into thick slices 🫑
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thick slices 🌶️
  • 1/2 onion, thickly sliced 🧅
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 🧄
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth 🍖
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 🌿
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce 🥢
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 🌶️
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar 🍚
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch 🌽


  1. Place the beef strips, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and onion in an electric pressure cooker.
  2. Sprinkle garlic powder, ground ginger, soy sauce, and brown sugar over the beef and peppers.
  3. Pour the beef broth into the Instant Pot and stir to combine all the ingredients.
  4. Add the lid and ensure it is tightly closed. Set the pressure to high for 15 minutes.
  5. When cooking is done, perform a quick release of pressure. Alternatively, for more tender steak, opt for a natural release.
  6. Remove the lid and press the Cancel button. Then, switch the pressure cooker to sauté mode.
  7. In a separate small bowl, mix 1/4 cup of cold water with a tablespoon of cornstarch until well combined. Stir this cornstarch mixture into the pepper steak mixture in the Instant Pot.
  8. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the sauce starts to thicken.
  9. Serve and enjoy your delicious Chinese Pepper Steak with Onions!

This flavorful dish is a perfect balance of tender beef, colorful vegetables, and a savory sauce. It’s a quick and satisfying meal option for any day of the week! 🌶️🥩🌿