Cantonese Style black pepper beef with orange bell peppers, onions, and green beans.
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Cantonese Black Pepper Beef with Green Beans

Cantonese Style Black Pepper Beef made with steak, onions, peppers, &fresh green beans for a main dish way better than take out & ready in under 40 minutes!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian main dish recipes, flank steak recipes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 216kcal
Author: Jade Jones


  • 1 lb green beans trimmed and stringed
  • 1 lb flank steak trimmed of fat
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce I use less sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper coarsely ground
  • 3 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1/4 cup water plus more if needed
  • 1 Tbsp ginger minced
  • 1 onion sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 orange bell pepper sliced (about 1 cup)


  • Cut green beans into 2 inch long pieces.
  • Pour soy sauce, cornstarch, rice vinegar, sugar, and black pepper into a bowl.  Mix well. 
  • Slice steak with the grain into 2-inch-wide strips.  Then slice the strips across the grain into thin slices.  Place in bowl. Using your hands, toss the meat and seasonings together to mix well.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a wok or stir fry pan over high heat until hot but not smoking.  Add green beans and stir for about 1 minute.  Add water and reduce heat to medium.  Cover and cook until crisp-tender or about 6-9 minutes. 
  • Add remaining oil to pan and increase heat to high.  Add ginger, onion, and peppers to pan and stir constantly for 2-3 minutes.  Add beef mixture and cook until meat is no longer pink, about 2 minutes.
  • Return beans to pan and mix well until heated thoroughly, about 1 minute.


Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 382mg | Potassium: 505mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1145IU | Vitamin C: 35.9mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2.3mg