Black Pepper Seared Beef

Get ready to elevate your dinner game with my Black Pepper Seared Beef recipe! This delightful stir-fry dish packs a punch with succulent beef sirloin and bold black pepper flavors. It’s perfect for those seeking an easy, healthy meal without sacrificing taste or nutrition. With minimal prep and no marinade required, this recipe is a surefire winner for any night of the week!

Top sirloin steak in black pepper sauce mixed with vegetables served on a cast iron plate.

 

Why I Love This Recipe

I’m thrilled to share my Black Pepper Seared Beef recipe! This delightful dish combines tender sirloin steak and fresh vegetables, all tossed in my homemade black pepper sauce that’s bursting with flavor! What really sets this recipe apart is the convenience it offers – it’s easy to make, delicious, and provides a perfect balance of protein and veggies in one dish!

The secret lies in my signature black pepper sauce, also featured in my popular Black Pepper Chicken recipe, which eliminates the need for marinating and ensures quick and easy prep! Something I’m sure everyone could appreciate! Using my trusted stir-fry technique from my Japanese Pork Stir Fry and pan-frying method for steak from my Japanese Tataki Steak recipe, this recipe delivers savory, spicy flavors with tender steak and veggies in every bite! It’s the ideal main course for anyone seeking a hassle-free dinner at home. So, why not treat yourself to a sensational meal tonight!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Sirloin Steaks – top sirloin steaks about 8-10oz per piece.
  • Red Bell Pepper – fresh sliced bell peppers. Can use orange, yellow, or green bell peppers if preferred.
  • Onion – fresh sliced brown or yellow onions.
  • Neutral Oil no taste or flavor with high cooking temperature. Some choices are sunflower oil, peanut oil, sallower oil, vegetable oil, and canola oil.  
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds – optional garnish.
  • Soy Sauce – low-sodium Soy Sauce preferred. Can also use tamari for gluten-free.
  • Oyster Sauce – sauce made from oyster extracts, found at grocery stores.
  • Black Pepper – ground.
  • Garlic Powder – ground powder.
  • Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener.   
  • Chicken Broth – standard chicken stock.

🥩 Steak Note

In feel free to customize this recipe with your preferred cut of steak, whether it’s Sirloin, NY Strip, Fillet, Rib Eye, or any other cut that suits your taste.

Top sirloin steaks on a wooden board.

Essential Kitchen Equipment

  • Wok or Deep Large Skillet

Directions

☑ Before Getting Started

Use a Large Deep Skillet or Wok for stir-frying vegetables, and a Large Flat Skillet or Cast Iron Pan for searing steaks. This equipment choice facilitates efficient cooking and even heat distribution, key factors in achieving deliciously seared steaks and perfectly stir-fried vegetables.

Step 1 Combine soy sauce, oyster sauce, black pepper, garlic powder, sweetener, and chicken broth to create the base black pepper sauce. Mix well and set aside.

Homemade black pepper sauce in a bowl.

Step 2 Lightly season the top sirloin steak with salt and black pepper.

Top sirloin steak season with salt and black pepper.

🥩 Seasoning Pro Tip

For even seasoning, try Sprinkling from a Higher Above. Allow the Steak to Rest for 20-30 Minutes after seasoning. This time will enable the steak to absorb the seasoning and reach an even temperature, ensuring a perfectly cooked steak.

Step 3 In a large frying pan or wok, add cooking oil and bring up to temp. Add in sliced onions and bell peppers and cook until preferred tenderness and set aside.

Onions and red bell peppers in a wok.

🍳 Stir Frying Pro Tip

When stir-frying, it’s important to Stir & Mix the ingredients Frequently to achieve an even cook throughout. This technique ensures that all the components are cooked uniformly and prevents any unevenly cooked or burnt spots.

Step 4 In a large cast iron pan or skillet, add cooking oil on medium-high heat. Once the oil is preheated, sear the sirloin steaks for 1.5 – 2.5 minutes per side. Cooking times will vary depending on the thickness of the steaks.

Top sirloin steak seared in a frying pan.

🌡 Cooking Steak Pro Tip

For optimal results when cooking sirloin steaks, Avoid Overcooking. Aim for a center temperature of 135°F for Medium Rare or 145°F for Medium doneness. This ensures a tender and juicy steak.

Step 5 Add in the vegetables and black pepper sauce, stir fry for 10-15 seconds to allow the flavors to meld together, and then serve on a serving plate.

Top sirloin steak in black pepper sauce served on a plate with pan-fried vegetables.

🍽️ Serving Pro Tip

Allow the steak Rest for a Few Minutes after cooking. This helps redistribute the juices, resulting in tender and moist meat.

Pairing Recommendations

To complement your black pepper steak, consider serving rice or cauliflower rice to soak up the flavors. Additionally, try pairing it with Garlic Kale Stir Fry or Baby Bok Choy Stir Fry for vibrant greens. For a comforting start, serve Egg Drop Soup. These dishes will complement the flavors of the black pepper sauce.

Homemade black pepper sauce in a mixing bowl.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is black pepper sauce spicy?

While black pepper sauce does have a moderate level of spiciness, it is milder compared to other hot red peppers due to the use of black pepper as the main flavoring agent.

How do I prevent the beef from becoming tough?

To prevent the beef from becoming tough, it's essential not to overcook it. Aim to cook the beef to medium to medium-rare tenderness. Overcooking can result in tough and chewy meat, so keeping an eye on the cooking time and ensuring the beef is cooked to the desired level of doneness will help maintain its tenderness.

How do I know when the vegetables are cooked to perfection?

To determine when the vegetables are cooked to perfection, the best way is to taste them. Sampling the vegetables as they cook will allow you to gauge their texture and doneness level accurately.

 

Top sirloin steak in black pepper sauce mixed with vegetables served on a cast iron plate.

Storage Tips

Store any leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate them promptly. These leftovers will maintain their quality and flavor for up to 3-5 days when stored properly.

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Black Pepper Seared Beef

Elevate your dinner game with my Black Pepper Seared Beef recipe! This delightful stir-fry dish packs a punch with succulent beef sirloin and bold black pepper flavors. It's perfect for those seeking an easy, healthy meal without sacrificing taste or nutrition. With minimal prep and no marinade required, this recipe is a surefire winner for any night of the week!
5 from 5 votes
Course: dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian Fusion, Chinese, Taiwanese
Keyword: black pepper beef
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 427kcal

Ingredients

Steak

Sauce

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients to make a seared steak with black pepper sauce on the countertop.
  • Lightly season top sirloin steak with salt and black pepper and set aside.
    Top sirloin steak season with salt and black pepper.
  • Slice red bell pepper and onions and set aside.
    Sliced red pepper bell peppers and onions.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine soy sauce, oyster sauce, black pepper, garlic powder, sweetener, and chicken broth.
    Homemade black pepper sauce in a bowl.
  • In a large skillet or wok, add 1 tbsp of neutral cooking oil and bring up to temp on high heat. Once up to temp add sliced onions and red bell peppers. Cook until tender to liking, around 2-4 minutes. Transfer to a holding bowl once done.
    Onions and red bell peppers in a skillet.
  • In a cast iron pan or large skillet, add 1 tbsp of cooking oil and bring up to temp. Add in top sirloin steaks and sear for 1.5 minutes per side for medium rare and 2 minutes per side for medium. Note - time will vary depending on thickness.
    Top sirloin steak seared in a frying pan.
  • Add back the cooked vegetables and pour the black pepper sauce over steak. Cook and mix for 10-15 seconds and transfer to a serving plate. Top with optional Toasted Sesame Seeds.
    Top sirloin steak in black pepper sauce served on a plate with pan-fried vegetables.

Nutrition

Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1299mg | Potassium: 933mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 783IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 4mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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2 Comments

  1. This is an amazing dish! It’s so simple yet so tasty! I made this yesterday for dinner and just finished my leftovers for dinner again today and I still want more. I definitely will be making this again soon! Thank you for the recipe!

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