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Instant Pot Chinese Pepper Steak recipe

Try this amazing Instant Pot Chinese Pepper Steak Recipe. You will love this Easy Pepper Steak Recipe. The flavor in this Pressure Cooker Pepper Steak Recipe is amazing! Try this simple Instant Pot Pepper Steak and Rice Recipe. It does not disappoint.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: Instant Pot Chinese Pepper Steak recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 197kcal
Author: Carrie Barnard


  • 1.5 lbs Round Steak (cut into strips)
  • 1 green bell pepper (sliced thick)
  • 1 red bell pepper (sliced thick)
  • 1/2 onion (sliced thick)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbp cornstarch


  • Place the beef in the Instant Pot.
  • Add the seasonings, brown sugar, and soy sauce over the beef.
  • Pour the beef broth in the Instant pot.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Add the lid and make sure it is set to sealing position.  Set the pressure to high for 10 minutes.
  • Once finished to a quick release (or if you want the steak to fall apart, do a natural release).
  • Then add in the peppers and onions. Seal the Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 1 minutes with a quick release.
  • Remove the lid and hit the cancel button. Then change the pressure cooker to the sauté mode.
  • In a small separate bowl mix 1/4 cup of cold water with a tablespoon of cornstarch together. Then stir into the pepper steak mixture in the Instant pot.
  • Bring to a boil for 3-5 minutes until the sauce begins to thicken.
  • Turn off and serve over a bed of white rice.


You can also make this recipe with skirt steak or flank steak. 
Make sure to release the pressure in the Instant Pot immediately after the cook time or the peppers might get too soft in this recipe. 
Refrigerate the leftovers in an air tight container for up to 5-7 days.  


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 793mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 3mg