Thursday, April 17, 2008

Pepper Steak


So, I had bought some sirloin tips on sale over the weekend and thought this would be the perfect recipe to use them in ... and it WAS! This was soooo good! Believe it or not, I've never had pepper steak, so I relied on Matt to tell me if this tasted like it was supposed to and he was very impressed.

I found this recipe on Food Network and altered it a tad. My recipe with adaptations is below. For the original recipes, be sure to follow my link over to Food Network/Rachael Ray.

1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pounds tenderloin tips or sirloin, cut into chunks
Coarse salt
1 red bell peppers, seeded, 2 inch dice
1/2 white onion, sliced
1 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoon tomato paste
1/4 cup dry sherry
3/4 cups low sodium beef broth
1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
crushed red pepper flakes, to taste

Preheat a large skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil to really hot pan. Dry meat with paper towel and season with salt and pepper. Add meat to pan and sear on all sides, 5 minutes. Remove meat to a plate and cover meat loosely with foil to hold heat.

Reduce heat on pan to medium. Add remaining vegetable oil. Add peppers and a little onion. Saute peppers and onions 5 minutes. Sprinkle flour over vegetables and cook 1 minute longer. Whisk in sherry and start to pick up pan drippings. Whisk in beef broth and continue whisking. Add tomato paste, black pepper, garlic powder and crushed red pepper. Slide meat back into the pan and coat with sauce. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1-1 1/2 hours, or until meat is tender.

Serve with rice.


Sylvie said...

That looks like proper comfort food.

Katie said...

YUM! That looks so good! I love anything with pepper!