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Made this before and I actually loved it
Southwestern Steak & Peppers
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This juicy spice-crusted steak gets finished with a dynamite sauce made with an unusual ingredient--coffee, which adds depth and richness to the dish. Slice the steak very thinly across the grain to ensure the most tender results.
Makes 4 servings
ACTIVE TIME: 25 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 35 minutes
EASE OF PREPARATION: Easy
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper, plus more to taste
1 pound boneless top sirloin steak, trimmed of fat
3 cloves garlic, peeled, 1 halved and 2 minced
3 teaspoons canola oil or extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced
1 medium white onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 cup brewed coffee or prepared instant coffee
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
4 cups watercress sprigs
1. Mix cumin, coriander, chili powder, salt and 3/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Rub steak with the cut garlic. Rub the spice mix all over the steak.
2. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large heavy skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium-high heat. Add the steak and cook to desired doneness, 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest.
3. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to the skillet. Add bell peppers and onion; cook, stirring often, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add minced garlic and brown sugar; cook, stirring often, for 1 minute. Add coffee, vinegar and any accumulated meat juices; cook for 3 minutes to intensify flavor. Season with pepper.
4. To serve, mound 1 cup watercress on each plate. Top with the sauteed peppers and onion. Slice the steak thinly across the grain and arrange on the vegetables. Pour the sauce from the pan over the steak. Serve immediately.
NUTRITION INFORMATION: Per serving: 226 calories; 9 g fat (2 g sat, 4 g mono); 64 mg cholesterol; 12 g carbohydrate; 24 g protein; 3 g fiber; 213 mg sodium; 613 mg potassium.
Nutrition bonus: Vitamin C (210% daily value), Vitamin A (60% dv), Iron (25% dv).
1 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 3 lean meat