Sunday, March 9, 2014

{Recipe} Onion & Pepper Smothered Round Steak

I don't cook red meat often. I think it has to do with the fact that growing up we did not eat a lot of red meat.

While grocery shopping Sean said he wanted to have a steak dinner. He knows that I don't care for fat steaks so he picked up round steak. Several days later I searched for round steak recipes and came across Emeril's Onion and Pepper Smothered Round Steak recipe.


Don't be deceived by the unattractive picture (even Emeril's picture isn't pretty). The flavors in this meal are incredible! The gravy in this meal and jasmine rice go perfectly together.

It isn't a quick cooking process so make this on a day you have time. You won't regret it. Unless your taste buds suck or you're vegetarian. In that case, you're probably not reading this post ;) but either way, I've found my favorite steak recipe and kinda want to dance about it.

I did not cut the steak into strips.
I do not have Emeril's Essence seasoning so I followed the recipe he provided.
I used Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
I did not have red bell peppers.


2 1/4 pounds thin top round steak, sliced into strips about 1/4-inch thick
1 1/2 tablespoons Essence, recipe follows
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups chicken broth, divided
6 cups sliced onions
2 cups sliced red and green bell peppers
3 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley leaves
White rice, for serving, optional

Essence seasoning below:

2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme


Combine the meat with the Essence and flour in a mixing bowl and toss to combine.

Heat the oil in a large cast iron Dutch oven or high-sided skillet over medium-high heat and brown the meat, in batches, until browned on all sides, 4 to 5 minutes. Add 2 cups of the chicken broth and stir, scraping the bottom and sides of the pan to loosen any browned particles. Add the onions, bell peppers, salt, cayenne, and black pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the vegetables are wilted. Reduce the heat to medium. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Add the remaining cup of broth and continue to cook, uncovered, for about 1 hour longer, or until the meat is very tender and the gravy is thickened and flavorful. Add the parsley and serve immediately over white rice, if using.



Law_Fal said...

That sounds delicious!!!!!

grace and gratitude said...

i haven't been on your blog in forever - stupid school, haha.
i've missed the food pics!
this looks delicious!!


Eesh said...

*packs bag & heads to Faith's*


Shea Coleman said...

This looks really yummy Faith!!! I am going to have try this recipe out!!!

Look delish!!

uchenna Ezeonyeka said...

i know this sauce, it is very delicious.
nice recipe and post.

Kristen said...

Good job at eating red meat. ;) haha

I don't cook often with it, but when I do I try and buy the grass fed. A lot of people have their opinions about it, but I think it tastes better. It's more lean too.

Dee D said...

Now that looks delicious.

Highly Favored said...

Good job Faith! looks like it smells delicious too :-)

two birds said...

while i'm not a meat eater, this is definitely something that both chris and my kids would love!

cashanamusings said...

Looks good to me. May have to try it at some point.

his little lady said...

I don't eat red meat, but I know my husband would love this!! :)
xo TJ

Whitney Cypert said...

Wooooow this looks good. We love our red meat around here lol

EmilyJane said...

Your picture actually looks better then Emeril's. I'm not a big steak eater unless it's topped on a salad, but this sounds pretty tasty.

Cece said...

Looks yum!!!!

Jess said...


CoastWithMe said...

How funny...we didn't eat much red meat growing up either b/c my dad had to watch out for his cholesterol. But every now and then I get a craving for red meat and this looks like it would absolutely hit the spot (and some)! :)

Dana said...

Looks yummy