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Southwestern Steak & Peppers Recipe

Looking for an easy Southwestern Steak & Peppers recipe? Learn how to make Southwestern Steak & Peppers using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by pizzor

Makes 4 servings



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.

Recipe Ingredients for Southwestern Steak & Peppers

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 teaspoon pepper, plus more to taste
1 pound 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
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

Recipe Directions for Southwestern Steak & Peppers

  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.

Categories

Beef, Vegetables, Main Dish, American-Southwestern

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 252.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
283
Calories from Fat
97
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.8g
17%
Saturated Fat
3.2g
16%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
101mg
34%
Sodium
84mg
4%
Potassium
674mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
8.3g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2.0g
8%
Sugars
4.5g
Protein
35.6g
Vitamin A 39% Vitamin C 132%
Calcium 3% Iron 26%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • High in vitamin B12
  • Very high in vitamin C
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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