Poor Man’s Pepper Steak

Poor Man's Pepper Steak


This recipe is a take off of the best Pepper Steak, we every had at a Southern California Restaurant. It tastes very simular, but is made with ground beef instead of an expensive steak.


pounds ground beef
Coarsely ground black pepper
cup butter
cup diced white onion
cups chopped green onions, mostly white parts
cup chopped bacon
3 to 4
tablespoons finely chopped black peppercorns
cup brown sauce



Shape ground beef into 4 (8 ounce) oblong patties about 1 inch thick.  Press layer of coarsely ground black pepper on both sides of patties.


Melt 2 tablespoons butter in skillet over medium-high heat.  Add patties and diced onion and pan-fry, turning once, about 8 minutes for medium rare, 9 to 10 minutes for medium and 11 to 12 minutes for well done.  Remove from heat and set aside.


Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in another skillet over medium heat.  Add green onions, bacon and chopped black pepper and sauté until bacon is crisp, about 10 minutes.  Set aside.


Reheat patties in skillet.  Top each patty with brown sauce and 3 tablespoons bacon-onion mixture.  Serve at once.  Serves 4.


Brown Sauce


cup butter
cup flour
 beef bouillon cubes
2 1/2
cups boiling water
sprigs parsley
small bay leaf
Dash thyme



Melt butter in saucepan.  Blend in flour.  Cook 5 to 6 minutes or until medium brown.  Dissolve bouillon cubes in boiling water.  Gradually stir into flour mixture until smooth and thickened.  Stir in parsley, bay leaf and thyme.  Cook over low heat 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Strain. 


Makes about 1-1/2 cups sauce.


See Original Dal Rae Pepper Steak Recipe