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copycat P.F. Chang's Pepper Steak on a white plate with rice.

PF Chang’s Pepper Steak

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Here’s an easy budget-friendly and quick Copycat recipe of the delicious P.F. Chang’s Pepper Steak. This 30-minute meal is a family favorite!

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 Servings 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil (I recommend olive oil or avocado oil)
  • 1 pound sirloin or flank steak, sliced thinly
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar or rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds (optional, for topping)
  • Cooked rice (optional, for serving)


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the steak and let it cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Transfer the steak to a serving plate or dish.
  4. Next, add the onion, garlic, red and green bell pepper, and stir to combine. Cook for about 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Turn the heat to low and add the mustard, honey, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine with the vegetables.
  6. Add the steak back to the skillet with the vegetables and sauce. Stir and simmer for 1-2 more minutes before turning off the heat. Serve hot, with optional sesame seeds sprinkled on top.


  1. For an even more authentic version, you can replace the mustard with 1 teaspoon fish sauce. But, since most people don’t have it on hand, I’ve included mustard as an easy substitute.
  2. Feel free to serve this dish with cooked white rice, brown rice, or cauliflower rice.
  3. Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 322
  • Sugar: 15.8 g
  • Sodium: 480.4 mg
  • Fat: 10.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.5 g
  • Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 35.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 89.4 mg