Shanghai Angus Steak Recipe

Shanghai Angus Steak Recipe

Who doesn’t love those Panda Express quick stir fried dishes! They are gorgeously looking tender and juicy entrees with fresh mushrooms, onions and bell peppers, green beans tossed in scrumptious gravy.

The Shanghai Angus Steak Recipe is one of those Panda Entrees that drags many on a busy lunch or dinner hour to the restaurant’s long cue.

It’s an exceptionally flavorful and delicious quick meal in the mall or college café and can be taken with rice or seasoned noodles.

How to Make Black Pepper Steak?

The Shanghai Angus Steak or Shanghai Steak is thinly sliced and marinated beef with special syrupy soy sauce and black pepper.

The panda steak can be seared into a succulent black pepper steak and served with stir fried bell pepper, mushroom, asparagus heads etc. The Shanghai beef is a great absorbent of wonderful flavors diffused from ginger and garlic, and can be turned into an amazing entrees tossing on a wok.

Another similar dish on the menu is Panda Express Steak and Shrimp. Let’s see what variety of ingredients can turn the Black pepper Steak to a decadent meal. 

Ingredients that You Need to Make Homemade Black Pepper Steak:

1 lb (450 g) flank steak, cut against the grain into 1/4-inch thick slices 


1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce

1 Tablespoon Shaoxing Wine (or Dry Sherry)

1 Tablespoon Cornstarch


1/2 Cup Beef Broth or Chicken Broth

2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce (or Tamari as Gluten Free Option)

2 Tablespoons Shaoxing Wine (or Dry Sherry as Gluten Free Option)

1 Teaspoon Dark Soy Sauce (Optional) (Skip It if Cooking Gluten Free)

1 Tablespoon Cornstarch

2 Teaspoons Sugar

1 1/2 Teaspoon Coarsely Ground Black Pepper

1/8 Teaspoon Salt

Stir Fry

2 Tablespoons Peanut Oil (or Vegetable Oil)

2 Cloves Garlic, Minced

2 Teaspoons Minced Ginger

1/2 White Onion, Chopped

2 Bell Peppers, Chopped

Method of Preparing Homemade Black Pepper Steak Step by Step:

Step 1:

In a medium-size bowl mix steak, soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, and cornstarch. Mix gently by hand until the beef is covered with a thin layer of the soy sauce blend. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes for marinating.

Step 2:

Mix all the sauce ingredients in a separate bowl. Mix well and keep aside for later use.

Step 3:

Cut the aromatics and vegetables. Add ginger and garlic to a small bowl. Combine the onion and all the chopped pepper to another mixing bowl.

Step 4:

Put a nonstick skillet (or a wok) over medium-high heat. Pour 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the steak when oil gets hot.

Spread the Shanghai steak in a single layer using a tong or chopsticks quickly. Char the thin beef steak for 30 seconds or until the bottom layer turns lightly brown.

Turn the sides until they get charred but remained a little pink inside. Dim the heat to the lowest and remove the black pepper steak from the oven. Shift them to a plate and keep aside.

Step 5:

Pour the remaining oil into the previously used skillet. Turn on the heat to medium low. Stir in the ginger and garlic. Stir them for very short time until flavors are starting to diffuse. Stir in the white onion and peppers. Stir and heat for 20 seconds.

Step 6:

To prepare the sauce mixture, mix well the cornstarch until it gets dissolved properly. Add the mixture into the skillet. Whisk with a spatula immediately, and cook until the sauce thickens enough to cover the back of the spoon.

Bring the cooked Shanghai beef and add back to the sauce. Toss the Shanghai Beef in a manner that the slices get all covered by the sauce. Remove the skillet from the stove. Shift everything to a big serving dish immediately.

Step 7:

Enjoy with steamed rice, or on top of cooked noodles.


Shanghai Angus Beef Steak Recipe is easy and quick to prepare. As beef takes longer time to cook, people might find it difficult to handle on busy days.

However, a little prep work regarding slicing and seasoning the beef ahead of cooking is worth doing in Black Pepper Steak or Shanghai Beef preparation. If you want to cook something Chinese then try this Black pepper Steak at home and win heart of your dearest one.

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