member logon   about the Circus   search for recipes   print this recipe   mimi's cyber kitchen
free registration   member pages   what's new   email this recipe   discussion boards
Email to Cat      

    Firehouse Smothered Steak

    Source of Recipe

    From "The Best Simple Recipes" by America's Test Kitchen

    Recipe Introduction

    "Topping a quick-cooking flank steak with a mushroom sauce enriched with meaty Worcestershire sauce and tomato paste, and spiked with red pepper flakes, gives you a flavorful dinner in minutes. Cutting the mushrooms, bell peppers, and onions into smaller pieces and sweating them in a covered skillet with salt helps to draw out their juices, which forms a sauce for the steak. Slicing the flank steak thin against the grain shortens the muscle fibers, ensuring tender meat."

    List of Ingredients

    ◦ 1 flank steak (about 1 pounds)
    ◦ Salt and pepper
    ◦ 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    ◦ 10 ounces white mushrooms, quartered
    ◦ 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced thin
    ◦ 1 onion, halved and sliced thin
    ◦ teaspoon red pepper flakes
    ◦ 2 tablespoons tomato paste
    ◦ 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    ◦ 2 tablespoons unsalted butter


    Pat steak dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Cook steak until well browned, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to cutting board and tent with foil.

    Heat remaining oil in empty skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Add mushrooms, bell pepper, onion, pepper flakes, and teaspoon salt. Cover and cook until vegetables have softened and released their juices, about 3 minutes. Stir in tomato paste and cook until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Off heat, stir in Worcestershire, butter, and any accumulated juices.

    Slice beef thin on bias and against grain. Transfer to platter and smother with vegetable mixture. Serve.

    Serves 4




previous page | recipe circus home page | member pages
mimi's cyber kitchen |