How to Make Delicious Stir-Fried Beef with Green Peppers at Home?

Q1: Can I use a different type of meat instead of beef for this recipe?
A1: Yes, you can substitute beef with chicken or pork, but cooking times may vary.

Q2: What is the purpose of adding baking soda to the beef?
A2: Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is added to tenderize the beef. It helps in breaking down proteins, resulting in a more tender texture.

Q3: Is it necessary to use both light soy sauce and oyster sauce?
A3: Yes, light soy sauce adds saltiness and umami, while oyster sauce provides a sweet and savory depth. Together, they balance the flavors.

Q4: How can I adjust this recipe for a spicier taste?
A4: You can add chili peppers or increase the amount of green peppers for a spicier kick.

Stir-Fried Beef with Green Peppers


  • Beef (suitable amount)
  • 2 Green Peppers
  • 1 tablespoon Cooking Wine (e.g., Shaoxing wine)
  • Suitable amount of Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Oyster Sauce
  • A little Egg White
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 2 grams Baking Soda
  • 3 slices of Ginger
  1. Cut the beef into strips. Marinate with salt, baking soda, cooking wine, ginger slices, egg white, and a little oil. Set aside for a while.
  2. Cut the green peppers into chunks or strips.
  3. Heat oil in a wok, stir-fry the green peppers until they are half cooked, then add the marinated beef.
  4. Cook until the beef is done, add light soy sauce and oyster sauce, and stir-fry until everything is evenly coated.
  5. Tip: Adding baking soda tenderizes the beef (neutralizes acidity), and a bit of oil helps to seal in moisture.
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  • High in protein from beef.
  • Green peppers are rich in vitamin C and fiber.
  • Low in carbohydrates, suitable for low-carb diets.
  • Can be high in sodium; adjust soy sauce and salt to taste for lower sodium options.