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Chinese Black Pepper Beef

Black Pepper Beef Recipe

Note: First posted in Aug 2008, updated with improved recipe and new photos in Nov 2014

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This Chinese-style black pepper beef  is one of my family’s favourite Chinese beef stir fry.  The family gets loads of satisfaction every time I cook this, where the only ‘complaint’ I will get is that I did not cook enough. Thanks to my friend Joyce whom I adapted her original recipe (imparted to me verbally) from.

See Also: Steak with Black Pepper Sauce Recipe

The black pepper marinade recipe can be used for stir frying other meats such as chicken, if you do not take beef. The hot pepper is great for a cool, rainy day and best enjoyed with a bowl of warm steamed rice.

black and white peppercorns

My family uses a combination of black and white peppercorns in our black pepper stir-fries, as we think that a mix of peppercorns taste better. You may always use all black pepper, if preferred. For best results, I buy whole peppercorns and grind or pound them to powder just before cooking – the peppery flavour will be more fragrant this way. If you are short of time though, you can use store-bought powdered pepper.

35 comments on “Chinese Black Pepper Beef”

  1. This looks delish! Er….where did you get that newspaper cutting from? Looks interesting :D

  2. That sounds simple and looks tasty!

  3. This and rice= perfect!

  4. hoho, this is sous chef’s all time favorite too!

  5. Oh yes! This is a favourite at our home too. Except for the kiddo who doesn’t go anywhere near spice. Exactly the way we like it, heh heh ;)

  6. wow – this is the second black pepper dish I’ve seen today – D’y think the foodiverse is trying to tell me something…?

    make black pepper beef…. make black pepper beef!

  7. what a coincidence. I also cooked stir fry beef on the very same day! But it’s with kailan.

  8. Gee, noob, I love to find recipes which consist of ingredients I don’t need to shop for. I think I love you.
    And I particularly love pepper steak, but my recipe is a bit of a wimp in regards to the amount of black pepper, so I know I will enjoy yours.

  9. I love black pepper and white pepper too,
    Especailly when I’m eating fried rice,
    I just can’t stop pouring them over my rice!

  10. Love the look of this. Looks like it’ll be really easy and really tasty!

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