Skillet Pepper-Mushroom-Onion Stir-Fry is a lightning-fast side dish that pairs perfectly with steak.
This week’s post is short and sweet: I’m sharing one of my favorite side dishes, Skillet Pepper-Mushroom-Onion Stir-Fry. Although it’s fantastic with steak, I’ve also eaten it by itself over rice for a delicious, light vegetarian meal.
The Franks are not known for their love of veggies, so I keep easy recipes like this in the holster to change things up a bit. Other favorites are cucumber-onion-tomato salad, roasted root vegetables, and piquant cabbage-bacon-onion saute.
Making skillet pepper-mushroom-onion stir-fry
My favorite strategy for making Skillet Pepper-Mushroom-Onion Stir-Fry is to prep the veggies in advance so that all I have to do is fry everything up in the skillet. So easy!
Because we usually eat these veggies with a nice ribeye steak, I fry these babies up in the same skillet I just used to cook the meat while the steak rests. No need to wait for the pan to heat up! The veggies pick up delicious flavor from the steak, and all they really need is a hit of salt and pepper.
If we have leftover veggies and steak (this almost never happens), we make the most awesome steak sandwiches the next day—with a little provolone cheese melted on top. I can practically taste it.
That’s it! I hope you love this easy, delicious veggie side dish recipe!
Skillet Pepper-Mushroom-Onion Stir-Fry is a quick, easy side dish. You can also eat it over rice for a healthy, vegetarian main dish. Meal prep in advance to make these veggies lightning quick!
- 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
- 1 cup red, yellow, or orange bell pepper seeded and sliced
- 6 oz cremini mushrooms trimmed and sliced
- 2 cup Vidalia onion sliced through the root end and cut into thin slices
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Heat the olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and onions. Stir and fry. After 4 minutes, add the pepper slices and black pepper. Sauté until the mushrooms are brown and the onions and peppers are beginning to soften, about 20 minutes total. Stir in the salt and serve hot.
If you're eating these veggies with steak, they're fantastic if you use the same skillet you've used to cook the meat. Don't wash it out!
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