Michael and I are kindred spirits for more reasons than that we decided we want to be married forever.
We both love food.
As in, we’re always scouting for new meal ideas, and when we’re waiting in line somewhere or in the airport or in the car, we talk about food. One of my favorite things we do is to try to recreate something we like to eat out at home. We recently tried a Chinese place near us that served an AMAZING peppered beef dish we both loved. We came home on a mission to make it ourselves.
Even if you’re not a huge black pepper fan, don’t be afraid of the pepper in this recipe. We use coarse-ground black pepper and it didn’t overwhelm us at all. It makes for a fantastic, flavorful sauce.
A few notes on the recipe: you really do need to use low-sodium soy sauce with this recipe. Regular soy sauce will make it far too salty and overwhelm the dish. Also, the cooking directions for the beef are important. Because the steak is cut into thin slices, they cook quickly and it’s important not to let them over cook. This is coming from a well-done only girl, so fear not, the meat gets completely cooked and still stays tender if you cook it quickly.Print