recipe for buffet style pepper steak feature

20-Minute Pepper Steak {buffet style}

I learned to make this quick pepper steak by working in a Chinese buffet. Too bad I didn't learn much else...
Course Main
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1 – 1 1/2 lbs steak
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/8 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 2 cloves minced garlic approximately 1 tblspn
  • 1 tblspn sesame oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Start by putting your rice on to cook, because there’s nothing worse than cooking this whole batch of pepper steak and having no rice to go with it.
  2. Slice veggies and meat in thin strips, small enough to be eaten without cutting at the table.
  3. Pre-heat wok or large skillet with tall sides over medium-high heat.
  4. Place sesame oil in wok.
  5. When the skillet and oil are hot, place the veggies and meat in the skillet and turn the heat down to medium.
  6. Immediately pour the soy sauce and teriyaki sauce, salt, pepper and garlic.
  7. Stir continuously until veggies begin to soften and meat is cooked thoroughly.
  8. Place a heaping scoop of rice in your bowl, then a scoop of pepper steak and enjoy!