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Plate of Vegan Pepper Steak and Rice with Chopsticks on the Side
Vegan Pepper Steak (Easy Seitan Stir-Fry!)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins

This seitan stir-fry is made with crispy bell peppers and a mouth-watering savory sauce. A meal that whips up in minutes and tastes just like classic pepper steak, but it's totally meatless!

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Chinese-inspired
Servings: 4
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoons organic brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 2 (8 ounce or 227 gram) packages seitan, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 scallions, white and green parts separated and finely chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • Cooked rice, for serving
  1. Stir the soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, and cornstarch together in a small bowl or container.

  2. Coat the bottom of a large skillet with the oil and place it over medium heat.

  3. Once the oil is hot, add the seitan pieces in an even layer. Cook them until they begin to brown, about 5 minutes, flipping them once or twice.

  4. Push the seitan to the side of the skillet and add the garlic, ginger, and white parts of your scallions to the center. Sauté for about 1 minute, until very fragrant.

  5. Add the bell peppers to the skillet and raise the heat to high. Stir-fry everything for about 2 minutes, until the peppers are tender-crisp.

  6. Turn the heat down to medium and carefully pour in the soy sauce mixture. Continue stir-frying, flipping the ingredients so the sauce coats the seitan and peppers.

  7. After about a minute, the sauce should thicken up. Now remove the skillet from heat.

  8. Top the stir-fry with the green parts of your scallions and serve it with rice.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information does not include rice.