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.

 

2
pounds ground beef
Coarsely ground black pepper
1/4
cup butter
1/4
cup diced white onion
4
cups chopped green onions, mostly white parts
1
cup chopped bacon
3 to 4
tablespoons finely chopped black peppercorns
3/4
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

 

1/4
cup butter
1/4
cup flour
2
 beef bouillon cubes
2 1/2
cups boiling water
2
sprigs parsley
1/2
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