Pepper Steak

This is hands down one of Sir Streusel’s favorite meals.  The star of the dish is steak…red meat…beef…caveman food…his love.  I don’t eat red meat so anytime I cook it for him, I can literally hear him ‘grunting’.  I can also hear him saying between grunts, “Thank you, thank you, this is so good, I can’t get enough of it, what did you bake for dessert?”  The steak is cooked in garlic, onion, wine and worcestershire sauce and then surrounded by peppers while it finishes baking.  Sir Streusel tells me the flavor and tenderness is to die for, well, maybe to ‘grunt’ for.  Let’s don’t die over this dish ok?  I couldn’t take it!!  The recipe is from Martha Foose.  She is the ultimate guru of Southern cooking.  She did all the cooking for the movie “The Help”.  If you saw the movie, you will remember the food.  That movie had me craving fried chicken for days.  Prepare this dish and get it on your table.  You are sure to hear some grunts.  Trust me, that is a good thing.

Enjoy!!

I never get tired of looking at the beauty of freshly cut onions, celery and peppers.
I never get tired of looking at the beauty of freshly cut onions, celery and peppers.
After browning steak that has been cut in cubes, cook onions, garlic, and celery until tender.
After browning the steak that has been cut into cubes, remove from the pan and place in prepared baking dish . Cook onions, garlic, and celery in same pan until tender.   Add the liquids to the pan and bring to a boil along with the garlic, onions, and celery. 
After placing beef in prepared dish, bring liquids to a boil along with the garlic, onions, and celery.
Pour liquid mixture on top of beef, cover with foil, and place in preheated 350 degree oven for one hour.
Add peppers to dish and return, uncovered, to oven for 30 minutes.
Add peppers to dish and return, uncovered, to oven for 30 minutes.

While dish is cooking the last 30 minutes, cook the rice.

And this my friends, is Pepper Steak! My Sir Streusel loves it. It's beef, it's his love.
And this my friends is Pepper Steak! My Sir Streusel loves it. It makes him so happy. My love is chocolate, bacon and cheese. That trio makes me happy. This was Sir Streusel’s week to be happy. I am thoughtful like that.

Get this meal on your table and let the grunting games begin!!

recipe adapted from Martha Foose

Pepper Steak
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Prep Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 tablespoons olive oil
  2. 1-2 lbs sirloin steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
  3. 1 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  4. 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  5. 1 onion, thickly sliced
  6. 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  7. 2 cups beef broth
  8. pinch of red pepper flakes
  9. dash of Worcestershire sauce
  10. splash of red wine
  11. 1 green pepper, chopped
  12. 1 red pepper, chopped
  13. 1 yellow pepper, chopped
  14. Cooked rice--4 servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the steak, cook, turning until browned on all sides.
  4. Transfer steak to a 2 1/2 quart baking dish.
  5. Stir the flour into the pan drippings. Cook, stirring constantly, until brown.
  6. Add the celery, onion, and garlic. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until the vegetables are tender.
  7. Stir in the broth, red pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and wine. Bring to a boil.
  8. Pour the boiling hot mixture over the steak in the baking dish.
  9. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour.
  10. Pull from the oven and add the bell peppers and continue to bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until the steak is tender.
  11. Serve over cooked rice.
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