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Black Pepper Steak Strips

with garlic sesame sauce and rice

Prep & Cook Time: 20-30 min.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Cook Within: 4 days

Contains: Wheat, Sesame, Soy

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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 10 oz. Steak Strips
  • 8 oz. Broccoli Florets
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 3¾ oz. Minute Rice
  • Info
    3 fl. oz. Garlic Sesame Sauce
  • Info
    2 fl. oz. Tamari Soy Sauce (GF)
  • ½ fl. oz. Honey
  • 2 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. Garlic Pepper
  • Info
    1 tsp. Multicolor Sesame Seeds

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Microwave-Safe Bowl
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using 20 oz. steak strips, follow same instructions as 10 oz. steak strips, working in batches if necessary.

  • If using diced chicken breasts, pat dry. Stir occasionally until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes.

  • If using Impossible burger, break up until burger reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes.

  1. 1

    Prepare Steak Strips and Make Sauce

    Pat steak strips dry. Coarsely chop, then separate pieces. Season all over with 1 tsp. olive oil, half the garlic pepper (reserve remaining for vegetables), and 1 tsp. pepper.

    In a mixing bowl, combine garlic sesame sauce, cornstarch, soy sauce, honey, and 1/2 cup water. Set aside.

  2. 2

    Cook Steak Strips and Prepare Vegetables

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add steak strips to hot pan. Stir occasionally until no pink remains and steak strips reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 4-6 minutes.

    Remove from burner. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Rest, 3 minutes.

    Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

    While steak strips cook, break broccoli into bite-sized pieces using hands.

    Remove stem, seeds, and ribs, and cut bell pepper into 1/2" dice.

  3. 3

    Cook Vegetables and Heat Rice

    Return pan used to cook steak strips to medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add bell peppers, broccoli, remaining garlic pepper, and 1/4 cup water to hot pan. Stir occasionally until tender, 6-8 minutes.

    While vegetables cook, in a large microwave-safe bowl, combine rice, 11/4 cups water, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Microwave uncovered, 4 minutes.

    Carefully remove rice from microwave and stir. Microwave again uncovered, 2 minutes.

    Carefully remove rice from microwave. Rest, 3 minutes.

  4. 4

    Add Sauce and Finish Dish

    Add steak strips and sauce to hot pan with vegetables. Bring to a simmer.

    Once simmering, stir occasionally until sauce is heated through and steak and vegetables are evenly coated, 2-3 minutes.

    Remove from burner.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping rice with steak strips and vegetables and garnishing with sesame seeds. Bon appétit!

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