Recipe Remake – Epcot World Showcase Edition 3/11 – Nine Dragons Canton Pepper Beef (for the Instant Pot)

Recipe Remake – Epcot World Showcase Edition 3/11 – Nine Dragons Canton Pepper Beef (for the Instant Pot)

Some (many?) weeks when you’re putting together the grocery list you struggle for inspiration. My family could probably tell you the precise number of weeks in the past few years we’ve defaulted to the ground beef tacos-pasta-burgers line-up. That’s not a bad thing – I make great ground beef tacos and pasta and burgers, each of which I can quickly adapt for myself to keep it keto, so to speak. But when the groans from my family became audible on announcing the week’s menu, I knew it was time to think outside of my very tiny box for ideas.

According to the Disney website, WDW has 385 restaurants. Some of those are bars with limited or no food, some are “experiences” rather than restaurants, and some are (mostly) useless (see, e.g., Beaches & Cream Soda Shop – short of some miracle of science, the Kitchen Sink will never be keto-friendly).

That leaves us with hundreds of restaurants with thousands of menu items. But where to start…

How about a trip around the world? No, not for drinking around the world, although I have done that – for eating around the world! We’re going to try to go 11 for 11. And like any sane person, when we leave Norway, we head to China.


2 lbs flank steak

1 red bell pepper

1 green bell pepper

1 medium yellow onion

Chinese marinade

Teriyaki sauce

Beef stock

Riced cauliflower

Canola oil


I’m going to go lean on the instructions since the point here is to find sources of inspiration for your meals, not layout precise instructions for cooking.

Slice the steak into 1 inch strips (across the grain), and marinate for about eight hours. Slice the bell peppers into long strips (top to bottom) and the onion into rings, which you should then cut in half. Spray the inside of the Instant Pot with the canola oil. Set the Instant Pot to sauté and sear the steak for about 2 minutes to brown it. Remove the steak and set it aside. Add the beef stock, teriyaki sauce, peppers, and onion and scrape the bottom of the Instant Pot to deglaze it to avoid burning. Put the steak on the Instant Pot trivet, return it to the Instant Pot, and pressure cook for 4 minutes. I would manually depressurize so that the steak doesn’t continue to cook. Let the steak rest for 5 minutes. Cook the riced cauliflower according to the instructions. Serve the steak and peppers and onions and sauce with the rice.

KTK Pro Tip: Experiment with different marinades and sauces to find the most authentic flavor. You can certainly find recipes online for Canton Pepper Beef that have you making them from scratch, but to paraphrase Sheriff Buford T. Justice, I ain’t got no time for that #$%&!

I know you tipsy ducks will love this one! Keep Ketoing The Kingdom, Kids!

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