Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Pepper Steak with Port Mushroom Sauce

Category: Beef
Difficulty Rating: Easy
Healthy for Steak

This is what you have when you can find some really great mushrooms. Pepper steak has been around forever. I first had it when I was dating in the 1400's. I was dating Christopher Columbus and he made it for me before he got married. It's so easy to make it's ridiculous. So is this wonderful wine mushroom sauce that goes with it. Serve with Mashed Cauliflower and a green salad. Virtually fat-free this is only 241 calories per steak. From "The Best of Cooking Light" cookbook. Yield: 4 servings


4 4-oz beef tenderloin steaks
1 T black peppercorns (crushed)
1/2 t kosher salt
1 1/2 sliced Shitake (or other variety) mushroom caps
1 T flour or GF blended flour (like Pamela's)
1/3 C port or other sweet red wine
1/4 C minced shallots (use onion in a pinch)
1 T balsamic vinegar
1 C beef broth
2 t Worcestershire sauce
1 t tomato paste
1/8 t dried rosemary
1/2 t Dijon mustard

Prepare the Port Mushroom Sauce: Combine mushroom and flour in a bowl--toss. Combine wine shallots and vinegar in a medium skillet. Bring to a boil cook until thick (about 3 minutes). Reduce hear to medium. Add broth Worcestershir  tomato paste and rosemary...cool 1 minute. Add muchroom mixture and cook 3 min. --stirring constantly. Stir in mustard. .
Set aside while you prepare the steaks.

Sprinkle steaks with peppercorns and salt. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add steaks...cook for 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve each steak with rt 1/4 C  Port Mushroom Sauce.

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