Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Asian Pepper Steak

Fresh Snow on the Mountains
Supper Tonight: Pepper Steak, Rice, Salad

It's 11:30 AM and dinner for tonight is done, slowly simmering away in the crock pot. The blue sky and blinding fresh snow outside my window provide a dramatic drop to the day. This recipe was #9 on Rachel Ray's top 10 most requested recipes for 2010.

Asian Pepper Steak

Asian Pepper Steak

* 3 pounds beef sirloin
* 3 tablespoons cornstarch, for dusting meat
* 3 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
* 2 tablespoons ginger, grated
* 1 large onion, sliced
* 3 red bell peppers, sliced
* 3 yellow bell peppers, sliced
* 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
* 4 tablespoons brown sugar
* 3/4 cup soy sauce

* Ground black pepper, to taste
* 2 cups rice

* Topper:
* 2 cups bean sprouts
* 1 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
* 2 limes

Yields: Serves 6-8


In a large skillet, sear the meat in some EVOO until nice and brown on both sides. Remove the steak to a cutting board and slice the steak into 1-inch thick strips.

Place the sliced steak into the crock-pot bowl, then dust the meat with cornstarch and mix the meat around until there is no more visible cornstarch.

Add the remaining ingredients except rice the topper ingredients to the crock-pot, then place a lid on top and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.

When you are ready to serve, get a medium bowl, mix the topper ingredients and place a portion of the mixture on top of each portion of Asian Pepper Steak. This will add pop of freshness and texture.

Serve on top of cooked rice.

Cook's Notes: I used red, green and yellow Peppers. Could have used a little more pepper for heat. We Added pepper at the table.  It was very tasty, but "soggy" as you would expect something cooked in a crock pot. The bean sprouts are a must to give the dish some crunch.  Made a lot!

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