Spicy Beef and Peppers “Take-Out”

I am allergic to the phone.

Seriously, this is a real thing. Right? Phone talking allergies?

I hate making phone calls! Talking on the phone is the worst. Honestly, the thought of it sometimes makes me want to throw a tantrum. Love text messages hate talking on the phone and voicemail. Voicemail is the worst! In fact, whenever we are considering ordering takeout OB, and I engage in some weird stand-off as to who is going to call and order take-out. Which, is why I kind of love Dominos, because I can order from a phone app. Don’t judge me! 😛

Spicy Beef and Peppers

So, what do you know if no one wants to call for take-out (debilitating phone allergy remember) and going out isn’t an option because, the schizo weather has decided to dump ice from the sky? You make your own take out! Also, going out requires real pants and I am a little attached to my pajama pants on Sundays, which is another reason to diy take-out.

Spicy Beef and Peppers

Yes, my phone phobia is that serious. I prefer to make my own Chinese take-out than make a phone call or put on real pants on a Sunday. Am I alone in the phone phobia / real pants thing? This is normal behavior, isn’t it?

**Tap…tap…** Anyone?

Ok fine let’s get back on topic…homemade take-out. Phone calls and real pants aside, let’s be honest homemade take-out just taste better and, you can tweak it to your taste.

Spicy Beef and Peppers

This dish is so quick and easy you will have no problem making it instead of picking up the phone. It’s got a little spice, good sauce (You like the sauce? I like the sauce) and crispy fresh vegetables.  Not to mention it’s a bowl of meaty tasty goodness.  Serve it over rice or even better rice noodles.  I kind of love rice noodles. Also, make extra because you know how Chinese is, you’ll want more 30 minutes later.

Spicy Beef and Peppers
  • ¼ cups soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce (more if desired)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 lb thinly sliced fajita beef
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, halved and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  1. In a bowl combine all marinade ingredients, whisk together until well combined. Combine beef and marinade in a resealable bag. Mix together until beef is evenly coated with marinade. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or overnight.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef with marinade and vegetables to skillet, sauté for 10 minutes or until beef begins to brown. In a small cup combine cornstarch and ¼ cup of water, whisk together until smooth. Add to beef, bring to a simmer until the sauce begins to thicken. Toss with cilantro.
  3. Serve beef with white rice or rice noodles.


  1. says

    Don’t fear, you’re not alone!! I hate calling people and answering the phone. Especially if there are other people around. I often make my husband call in take-out orders. He just doesn’t understand!
    I hope spring arrives to your location soon!
    (Your homemade take-out looks beautiful, btw)

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