Pepper Steak

Qingjiao Chao Niurousi

Appears in

Mrs. Chiang’s Szechwan Cookbook

By Ellen Schrecker

Published 1976

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Pepper Steak, that old warhorse of the chow mein palace, occupies an honorable place in the cuisine of Szechwan as well. If Mrs. Chiang’s version seems more Spartan than Szechwanese in its simplicity, this is as it should be. An authentic Pepper Steak is a very plain, down-to-earth dish that relies on only the most minimal seasonings to bring out the natural flavors of the beef and green peppers. It is not hot.

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