Saturday, June 22, 2013

Recipe: Glenn's Pepper Steak, "Goop 2"

Read the story behind this dish in Sunday, Dinner for TwoAs described in the story, this is not my final version of this recipe but rather just the first attempt at putting specifics behind a general home recipe, "Goop 1". Give it a try and let me know in the comments what you like and what you might change.

Rather than use this recipe you should use the final version.

Serves 6.


1 pound top round steak or London Broil
½ teaspoon garlic salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
8 ounces button mushrooms
1 medium onion
1 bell pepper
4 stalks celery
28-ounce can whole tomatoes
½ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon allspice
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce 
¼ teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
Table salt and black pepper


  1. Slice the steak across the grain into ¼-inch strips.
  2. Clean the mushrooms and cut them each into thin slices.
  3. Remove the stem and ribs from the bell pepper and cut it into thin strips.
  4. Clean the celery and cut it into ½-inch pieces.
  5. Peel the onion, cut it in half pole-to-pole, and cut each half into ¼-inch slices
  6. Season the beef with garlic salt.
  7. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking.
  8. Add the beef and cook, with stirring, until browned, 5-10 minutes.
  9. Reduce the heat to medium and add the mushrooms, onion, celery, and bell pepper; cook with  frequent stirring until the onion starts to soften, about 10 minutes.
  10. Add the remaining ingredients, including the juice from the tomatoes.
  11. Use a spoon to break up the tomatoes, and simmer with occasional stirring, until the vegetables are cooked through, about 20 minutes. 
  12. (If you're serving this over steamed white rice, start the rice now.)
  13. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  14. Serve over steamed rice.
Cut the steak into small pieces ¼-inch thick.
Cut the mushrooms into thin slices.
Prepare the onion, bell pepper, and celery.
Assemble the other ingredients: spices, hot sauce (if using), Worcestershire sauce, and tomatoes.
Season the beef pieces and brown in oil.

Add onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, and celery and cook until the onion starts to soften.

Add the remaining ingredients and simmer until the vegetables are cooked.

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