Healthy Eating: Pepper Steak

pepper steak

Recipe By Russ Crandall

Nutritional Information (per serving)
Calories: 404
Protein: 47 g
Carbs: 14 g
Fat: 15 g

Slurry in a Hurry

Ingredients:
(Makes 1 batch)

1 tbsp arrowroot starch
1 tbsp cold water

Directions:
1. In a small bowl, stir together arrowroot starch and cold water to create a paste.

Pepper Steak

Ingredients:
(Serves 4)

Sauce:
2 tbsp slurry
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
2 tbsp tamari
2 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
1 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp ground ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp sea salt

2 tbsp coconut oil
2 lbs steak (rib eye, strip, or sirloin), sliced into strips
1 onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced

Directions:
1.
 Prepare slurry; set aside.
2. Combine the sauce ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
3. Stir in half of the slurry and simmer until thickened, adding more slurry if needed, and reduce heat to low.
4. In a wok, warm the coconut oil over medium-high heat.
5. Add the steak and stir-fry until browned and slightly crispy, about four minutes, stirring occasionally.
6. Remove the steak and set on paper towels to drain.
7. Add the onion and sauté until softened, about two minutes, then add the bell peppers and sauté, about one minute.
8. Return the steak to the wok, pour in the sauce, and toss to combine.
9. Simmer until thickened, about one minute, and serve.

Quick Tip: When cutting your steak, be sure to slice it against the grain, as this will ensure your steak is tender and easier to chew.