Spicy Vegan Chinese Green Pepper Beef


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Another easy gem made from Trader Joe’s Beef-less Strips.  Of course – real beef could be used.  Green pepper beef is my bad-ass boyfriend Miles’ favorite Chinese dish so I expect I will post an actual meat version of this some time down the line.

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Easy as can be & rather delicious.  Mine was a bit on the salty side so be sure to use the low sodium soy sauce.  I added dark soy sauce but if you cannot find this – omit it.  I used a vegetarian oyster sauce.  As with the dark soy – if you cannot find it – omit it.

I bought white rice from a local Thai joynt – hence the take-out container.




Spicy Vegan Chinese Green Pepper Beef

Serves two pretty easily


8 oz Trader Joe’s Beef-less Strips (or other vegan meat) – or real beef

1/2 onion – sliced thin

1 1/2 bell peppers – colors of your choice – sliced thin

olive oil


1 cup water

1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce

1 TBS dark soy sauce (optional)

1 tsp black pepper

1 TBS crushed red pepper (or to taste)

1 TBS ginger – minced

6 garlic cloves – minced

2 TBS brown sugar

1 TBS rice wine vinegar

1 TBS vegetarian oyster sauce (optional)

Cooked rice of your choice



Toss the meat in a few TBS of cornstarch to coat it.


Heat a TBS or 2 of olive oil in a saute pan over high heat.  Sear the meat & the crushed red pepper until it browns a bit on all sides.  Set it aside in a bowl.


Add another TBS of olive oil to the pan & cook the onions & peppers over medium heat until soft.  Put them in the bowl with the meat.

Add another TBS of olive oil to the pan & add the garlic & ginger.  After one minute add the soy sauces, water, black pepper, brown sugar, rice vinegar & oyster sauce.  Bring to a boil & let it thicken just a bit.  Add the meat & peppers & stir to blend.  Cook it down until the sauce is as thick as you want it & serve over rice.  YUM!


5 thoughts on “Spicy Vegan Chinese Green Pepper Beef

  1. Like your recipe a lot. I’ll try to cook it. As for meat with vegetables, I’ll eat whatever it is, either beef with pepper, or pork with carrots and onion. Also I like chicken with Brussels cabbage.


  2. I only eat fish and decided to make this after coming across the site in search of inspiration. While I haven’t found any meatless products I like I went for it.
    Well I still don’t like the faux meat but I would have to say this was amazing! The sauce is better than any restaurant and will definitely be made again! Thank you! I will try others from your site!!


  3. fyi, there is no “vegetarian” oyster sauce. If you’re referring to “oyster- flavored sauce” you’ll find it is flavored with….oysters.


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