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Pepper Steak Recipe (Paleo, Whole30)

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This pepper steak recipe is delicious served by itself, or over riced cauliflower. Plus it’s Paleo and Whole30 compliant!

Growing up and even now, one of my favorite meals that my mom makes is pepper steak. But there are a few things that made this meal not so paleo, and one of those ingredients is soy sauce. The perfect replacement for soy sauce is coconut aminos.

Coconut Aminos: What Is It?

Coconut aminos is made from coconut tree sap and sea salt. It is a generous source of amino acids, minerals, vitamin C, broad-spectrum B vitamins, and has a nearly neutral pH. It is soy-free and gluten-free but tastes very similar to soy sauce. This soy sauce alternative is amazing for marinades, stir-fries, dipping sauce, and so much more.

What tools you’ll need:

  • Small bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Large skillet or wok

Pepper Steak Recipe

Cut one pound of beef chuck or round steak, fat trimmed, into thin strips.

Combine 1/4 cup coconut aminos, four cloves of minced garlic, and two tablespoons of fresh ginger peeled and minced. Add beef and toss until well-coated. Set aside and let marinate for at least 5 minutes.


Pepper Steak Recipe - Paleo Whole30

Heat two tablespoons of virgin coconut oil in a large skillet or wok. Add beef and marinade and toss over medium heat until brown. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes on low heat.

Uncover pan and turn the heat back up to medium. Add two sliced green bell peppers and cook for about 10 minutes, or until they are tender-crisp, while occasionally stirring. Turn heat to low.



Thoroughly mix one tablespoon of arrowroot flour into one cup of cold water. Add to pan. Stir and cook until thickened.


Pepper Steak Recipe - Paleo Whole30

Take off heat and add three Roma tomatoes cut into wedges.

Serve over cauliflower rice or by itself.



What was your favorite meal growing up?

Another one of my favorite meals that my mom makes is green chile chicken casserole. I would love to convert this meal to paleo one day. Share in the comments below what your favorite meal was growing up. I love reading your comments.

Pepper Steak Recipe - Paleo Whole30

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Pepper Steak Recipe - Paleo Whole30
Pepper Steak Recipe (Paleo, Whole30)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

This pepper steak recipe is delicious served by itself, or over riced cauliflower. Plus it’s Paleo and Whole30 compliant!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: gluten-free, paleo, Whole30
Keyword: Beef
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Erin Higgs
Ingredients
  • 1 lb beef chuck or round steak fat trimmed
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger minced
  • 2 tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 2 green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot flour
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 3 Roma tomatoes cut into wedges
Instructions
  1. Cut beef into thin strips.

  2. Combine coconut aminos, garlic, and ginger. Add beef and toss until well-coated. Set aside and let marinate for at least 5 minutes.

  3. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok. Add beef and marinade and toss over medium heat until brown. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes on low heat.

  4. Uncover pan and turn the heat back up to medium. Add sliced bell peppers and cook for about 10 minutes, or until they are tender-crisp, while occasionally stirring. Turn heat to low.

  5. Thoroughly mix the arrowroot flour into cold water. Add to pan. Stir and cook until thickened.

  6. Take off heat and add tomatoes.

  7. Server over cauliflower rice or by itself.

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Showing 16 comments
  • Life Travel Soul
    Reply

    The pepper steak looks really delicious – pinned for later!

    • Erin Higgs
      Reply

      Thanks for pinning it! It’s one of my favorites.

  • Holly Bird
    Reply

    This looks so good! I can not wait to try it! Thank you !

    • Erin Higgs
      Reply

      Thanks for checking out my recipe. You won’t be disappointed.

  • Ina @ Crafty For Home
    Reply

    Delicious meal! I love coconut amino too! I found this recently when I looking for soy sauce alternatives.

    • Erin Higgs
      Reply

      Thanks! It’s surprising how similar coconut aminos and soy sauce taste.

  • Safana
    Reply

    Today I was searching for some new recipes and I came across yours! I loved your detailed instructions, it’s very easy to follow. And This looks delicious excited to try it and I pinned it ❤️

    • Erin Higgs
      Reply

      I’m glad you found it. Thanks for pinning! Let me know if you try it.

  • Katie
    Reply

    This looks great! I’m adding to my menu list for after Thanksgiving! It’s so hard to find Whole30 meals my whole family will eat
    -I’m excited to give this a try!

    • Erin Higgs
      Reply

      Finding Whole30 meals everyone likes is definitely a challenge. This one is a favorite in our house. The only thing my toddler questions about this meal is if we give him cauliflower rice… so we steer clear from that.

  • Kathleen
    Reply

    oh my gosh!! this looks so YUMMY. Will have to try it 🙂

    • Erin Higgs
      Reply

      Thanks! Let me know if you do.

  • Leanne
    Reply

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. It sounds and looks delicious. You have convinced me to give it a try!

    • Erin Higgs
      Reply

      Thanks! It’s a favorite in our house.

  • Lauren
    Reply

    This looks amazing! My whole family will enjoy this one!

    • Erin Higgs
      Reply

      Thanks for checking out the recipe. Let me know if you try it.

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