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This Dump-and-Bake Chinese Pepper Steak is an easy and healthy sheet pan dinner recipe that comes together with just 10 minutes of prep! It’s lighter, tastier, and faster than your favorite restaurant takeout.

This dump and bake chinese pepper steak is an easy sheet pan dinner that's also healthy!

Don’t you just love a hands-off meal that doesn’t require stirring, hovering, boiling, or frying?

This simple dump-and-bake version of Chinese Pepper Steak gives you all of the flavor that you love, without any of the time-consuming effort!

Chinese Pepper Steak and Rice is an easy one tray dinner!

Between my Dump-and-Bake General Tso Chicken, my Dump-and-Bake Kung Pao Chicken, my Dump-and-Bake Sweet and Sour Chicken, and now my Dump-and-Bake Chinese Pepper Steak, I feel like I’ve been on a real dump-and-bake Chinese food kick.

I just love how the simple flavors come together easily to transform a few healthy ingredients into a delicious and satisfying meal.

Bake Chinese Pepper Steak in the oven for an easy and healthy dinner recipe!

In this recipe, I’ve used plenty of lean protein, fresh bell peppers, and sweet sliced onion to create a nourishing and satisfying dinner that bakes on ONE TRAY in about 15 minutes. How awesome is that?!

It’s so perfect for a last-minute meal on a busy night.

Dinner comes together in 10 minutes with this easy recipe for a healthy Chinese Pepper Steak!

How do you make pepper steak and rice?

In this recipe, I’m just preparing the beef and vegetables in a sweet and savory sauce. I’ll get to the rice in just a minute…

First, you’ll start by whisking together soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger and pepper. Nothing fancy and no weird ingredients!Sauce for Chinese Pepper Steak

Then line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil, spray with cooking spray, and spread the sliced bell peppers, onion, and boneless beef sirloin steak in a single layer on the prepared pan.Raw ingredients for Chinese Pepper Steak on a sheet pan

Pour half of the sauce over the beef and vegetables, and toss to coat. Reserve the other half of the sauce for later.

Pouring sauce over the ingredients for Chinese Pepper Steak

The pan goes into a 450 degree F oven for about 10-14 minutes (or until the beef is cooked to your liking). A little garnish of sliced green onion and sesame seeds finish off the dish!

Chinese Pepper Steak bakes on a sheet pan for an easy and healthy dinner

For the rice, you can really just go with your favorite or most convenient option. Here are a few ideas:

  • Use microwaveable packets of white, basmati, or brown rice (such as Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice or Minute Rice);
  • Prepare instant rice on the stove;
  • Prepare regular rice on the stove;
  • Use a rice cooker for the perfect Asian “sticky rice” (I love this one);
  • Make your own cauliflower rice or microwave a bag of frozen cauliflower rice for a quick grain-free option!

Chinese Pepper Steak can be made in 10 minutes with this easy dump and bake recipe

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Dump-and-Bake Chinese Pepper Steak

4.50 from 4 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 243.3 kcal
​​​​​​​This Dump-and-Bake Chinese Pepper Steak is an easy and healthy sheet pan dinner recipe that comes together with just 10 minutes of prep!


  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¾ - 1 lb. boneless beef sirloin steak, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 sweet bell peppers, any color, seeded and sliced
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • Optional for serving: cooked rice; sliced green onions


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a large, rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray (if desired, line with foil first for easy cleanup). Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar, ginger, and pepper. Set aside.
  • Place beef, bell peppers, and onion in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Pour half of the sauce (about 1/3 cup) over top and toss to coat.
  • Roast beef and vegetables for 10-14 minutes, or until beef is cooked to desired doneness (about 145 degrees F for medium-rare). Toss with reserved sauce.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions. Serve over rice, if desired.


Cooking Just for Two? Cut the ingredients in half. The rest of the instructions remain the same.


Serving: 1/4 of the recipeCalories: 243.3kcalCarbohydrates: 15.5gProtein: 29.5gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 76mgPotassium: 218.5mgFiber: 2.2gSugar: 6.5g
Keyword: beef, chinese food, sheet pan dinner
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Author: Blair Lonergan

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  1. Mary Kuhlow says:

    In the directions it says mix in honey ,but no honey is listed in the ingredients. How mMaryuch honey?

    1. Blair says:

      OH! Thank you for catching that typo, Mary! After testing the recipe a couple of times, I decided to swap out the honey for brown sugar, so you don’t need the honey at all. I’ll fix that in the instructions! Thanks again for noticing!

  2. Wedia Billups says:

    Awesome recipe. ..thanks so much for this last minute meal.love it..

    1. Blair says:

      So glad that you enjoyed it! 🙂

  3. Christy says:

    4 stars
    3.5 stars
    Good, quick, easy clean up. Felt like it could have had a little stronger flavor, but was good overall.

  4. Cari says:

    5 stars
    We loved it! Got a two thumbs up from hubby and was eager to share recipe with my daughters.

    1. Blair says:

      Yay! I love hearing that. Thanks, Cari!

  5. barb t says:

    5 stars
    Very good and so easy. I did increase the brown sugar slightly and used low sodium soy sauce. But a great recipe that I will make often.

    1. Blair says:

      Thanks, Barb! I’m so glad that it was a hit!

  6. Mary says:

    Can you prep and freeze ahead of time?

    1. Blair Lonergan says:

      Hi, Mary! Yes, that should work really well. Just thaw the ingredients in the fridge before cooking according to the recipe directions. 🙂