Not Being Dramatic At All, This Black Pepper Steak Sauce will CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

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Savory, buttery, addicting, and delicious Taiwanese Black Pepper Steak, just like the ones you find at night markets. You would be surprised how easy and quick it is to make Black Pepper Steak sauce with only a few simple ingredients that you already have at home. What is a better way to start the weekend than a big sizzle plate for Taiwanese Black Pepper Steak?

After a few trials and errors, I am excited to share my EASY, QUICK, and delicious Taiwanese Black Pepper Steak, the perfect balance between savory, sweet, slightly tangy, and super buttery.

All you need is shallots, garlic, butter, Worcestershire sauce, oyster sauce, ketchup, sugar, and black pepper! I never thought I would be able to taste flavors so close to home, miles away.

In Taiwan, you can have Black Pepper Steak with rice or noodles. I am using rice today since that is what I have in hand, but you can also use pasta noodles with a fried egg on the side.

I was also craving Pepper Lunch today, so here is my hybrid version of Taiwanese Black Pepper Steak and Japanese Pepper Lunch. Any beef cut will work, but make sure to cut it into thin slices to cook quickly and not become tough. You can also use my Black Pepper Steak sauce to just pour over grilled steak or use it as a stir-fry sauce; the choices are endless!

Taiwanese Black Pepper Steak Sauce (Nightmarket Style!)

Prep Time: 5 mins | Active Time: 20 mins | Total Time: 25 mins


  • 3 tbsp of Butter
  • 1 Shallot minced3 clove
  • es of Garlic grated
  • 2 tbsp of Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp of Oyster Sauce
  • 2.5 tbsp of Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp of Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp of Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsp of Sugar
  • Thinly Sliced Beef
  • Corn
  • Green Onion
  • Rice


  1. In a pot, add 3 tbsp of butter and turn the heat up to medium. Once the butter is melted, add in minced shallots and grated garlic. Mix for 2-3 minutes
  2. Add in black pepper and mix till combined.
  3. Add in oyster sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, and sugar, and let it simmer on medium heat for another 2 minutes. Set aside
  4. In a pan or hot plate, drizzle in oil and turn the heat up to medium-high. Once the pan is hot, add thin slices of beef and lightly season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add the rice in the middle and add any topping of your corn and green onion choices.
  6. Once the beef is 75% cooked (should take less than 3 minutes), pour on the sauce. Depending on how you like your steak cooked, mix everything once your steak is at your desired doneness and enjoy!
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About the Author: Jenny Kristy

Spice Seeker, Recipe Weaver, Nomad Chef |With a passport bursting with stamps and a pantry overflowing with global spices, Jenny Kristy isn't just a cook, she's a culinary nomad. Her travels fuel her passion, transforming exotic flavors into recipes that tantalize and transport. She weaves magic in her kitchen, sharing her adventures through meals that whisper of Marrakesh markets and Tuscan trattorias. From teaching sushi to whipping up Moroccan masterpieces, Jenny ignites wanderlust and connects cultures, one delicious bite at a time.

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