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Spicy Pepperoncini Beef

  • Author: nocrumbsleft
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Whole30
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This recipe is great for weeknight eating!


1 ¼ pounds skirt steak thinly sliced across the grain into 3-inch pieces

4 tablespoons coconut oil plus 1 teaspoon melted

2 teaspoons arrowroot starch

1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

¼ cup finely chopped shallots

1 ½ cups thinly sliced yellow bell peppers

½ cup thinly sliced scallions

2 Thai chiles seeded and sliced into thin rounds

1 cup quartered green beans blanched (see recipe note)

½ cup stemmed and thinly sliced jarred pepperoncini

1 tablespoon pressed garlic

2 tablespoons coconut aminos

2 tablespoons brine from the jar of pepperoncini

1 cup fresh basil leaves


In a medium bowl, combine the steak, 1 teaspoon melted coconut oil, the arrowroot, 1 teaspoon of the salt, and the black pepper. Toss to coat thoroughly. Set aside for 5 minutes.


Heat a large sauté pan over high heat. When hot, reduce to medium-high and melt 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil in the pan. Add half the steak and cook until seared, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook until browned, about 30 seconds. Transfer the steak to a large plate and set aside. Carefully wipe out the pan with a paper towel, then add 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil and repeat with the remaining steak. Set aside with the other cooked steak.


Wipe out the pan and return it to medium-high heat. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons coconut oil in the pan. When the oil is hot, reduce the heat to medium, add the shallots, and cook, stirring, until beginning to brown, about 30 seconds. Add the bell peppers, scallions, Thai chiles, and remaining ½ teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, until the bell peppers begin to soften, about 1 minute. Add the green beans and cook, stirring well, until warmed through, about 1 minute more. Add the pepperoncini and garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.


Return the beef to the pan, along with any juices collected on the plate, and add the coconut aminos and the pepperoncini brine. Stir to combine, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the basil, stir again, and turn off the heat. Serve.


To blanch the green beans, submerge them in boiling salted water briefly for a couple of minutes. Pull them out with a slotted spoon and put them into a large bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. When cool, drain and dry them. 

Keywords: whole30 dinner, whole30 beef