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Pressure Cooker Chinese Pepper Steak

Pressure cooker Chinese pepper steak is packed with flavor and perfect for dinner tonight. Throw it into your Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi for a healthy meal. 

Pressure Cooker Chinese Pepper SteakDo you love pepper steak at restaurants? Well this pressure cooker Chinese pepper steak is really easy to make and done in NO time at all. There’s nothing like making a healthy Instant Pot recipe in under 30 minutes that your whole family will enjoy.

  • You can make this in your Crockpot Express or Ninja Foodi too. Any brand will work!

The beef is tender, packed with flavor, and it’s full of fresh vegetables too. Add as many as you’d like really. a fresh tomato and red bell peppers were used this time.

instant pot chinese pepper steak

It is easiest if you do all the prep work beforehand, but that doesn’t take long. You could put the meat and marinade in a freezer bag and put into the fridge overnight too if you wanted. 

This would create a really intense flavor since the steak would absorb the sauce. That is totally up to you but that would require you to think about dinner the night before.

What is Chinese pepper?

  • Sichuan pepper is a spice in Chinese cuisine that is commonly used in the Sichuan cuisine The pericarp is most often used. The leaves of various species are also used in some regions of China. 

You can use regular pepper if you prefer, that is what we feature in this recipe to make it easier.

chinese pepper steak recipe

Ingredients for pressure cooker Chinese pepper steak

  • Vegetable oil
  • Boneless beef round steak
  • Minced garlic
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Hoisin sauce
  • Sugar
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • Red bell peppers, cut in strips
    • onions and green peppers work too
  • Cornstarch
  • Water or broth
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • Serve over brown or white rice

ninja foodi chinese pepper steak

Instructions

  1. Remove excess fat from your steaks. Cut into thin beef strips.
  2. Turn your pressure cooker to saute. Add vegetable oil and let it heat for 1-2 minutes, then add in the steak. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add in the garlic, seasonings, hoisin sauce, sugar, tomato and bell peppers.
  4. Whisk cornstarch with the cold water or broth in a small cup until smooth. Pour it into the your pressure cooker and stir all the ingredients together.
  5. Close the lid and steam valve.
  6. Set to pressure cook on high pressure for 3 minutes, followed by a quick release at the end of the cooking time.
  7. Serve beef and peppers on top of rice! A splash of soy sauce on top is great too.

It is a bit like our Instant Pot stir fry but with some heat!

instant pot stir fry

What kind of beef is used for a stir fry of this kind?

  • Most use the tenderest beef cuts such as sirloin, tri-tip, ribeye, top loin (strip), tenderloin, shoulder center, or shoulder petite tender. All of these can be cut into strips for use in traditional or unique stir fry recipes like these.

Another similar dish you’ve got to make are our air fryer fajitas!

pressure cooker chinese pepper steak 2

If you love this one, try our pressure cooker hoisin chicken which has some of the same flavors. It is mild and has chicken instead of beef, a great dinner for tomorrow night though.

Looking for other pressure cooker Ninja Foodi recipes?

Let us know what you think of this Instant Pot pepper steak recipe.

 

Pressure Cooker Chinese Pepper Steak

Pressure cooker Chinese pepper steak is packed with flavor and perfect for dinner tonight. Throw it into your Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi for a healthy meal.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword beef, chinese, copycat, crockpot express, instant pot, ninja foodi, panda express, pepper, pf changs, pressure cooker, steak
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 74kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Remove excess fat from steaks. Cut steak into thin strips.
  • Turn the pressure cooker on to saute mode. Add vegetable oil and let it heat for 1-2 minutes and then add in the steak.
  • Saute for 2-3 minutes. Add in the garlic, seasonings, hoisin sauce, sugar, tomato and bell peppers.
  • Whisk the cornstarch with the water or broth in a small cup until smooth. Pour it into the pressure cooker and stir all the ingredients together.
  • Close the lid on the pressure cooker. Turn the pressure valve to sealing.Set for a manual high-pressure time of 3 minutes.
  • Allow for a quick pressure release at the end of the cooking time. Serve over rice!
Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Chinese Pepper Steak
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 74 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 242mg11%
Potassium 154mg4%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1492IU30%
Vitamin C 55mg67%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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