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I cook a mean steak but Meanie's is meaner!!!! This steak was perfect in every way.The instructions are step by step and very easy to follow. I started off with a special aged Rib steaks (3/4" thick, 6 oz) from my favorite butcher. I used a mixture of several colored pepper corns coarsely ground.Seared it 31/2 minutes each side with the butter and sauted small button mushrooms along side, when I foil tented the steaks I put the mushrooms in with each one. Used cognac and dark gelled consumme. Served with Ovenstone fries, new parsleid, steamed carrots and bundles of lightly steamd local asparagus tied with a strands of chives. Put the sauce in small serving cups (eggcups) and we dipped our fries in it and drizzled it over the veggies. This meal was fit for a king Thanks Mean Chef - perfect steak

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Bergy May 18, 2003

Dinner was fabulous tonight. I used NY strip & ribeye. Before adding the wine, which I used merlot, I added the butter to the pan first and I saut├ęd some sliced mushrooms and onion then I added the wine. Yummy for our tummy.

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Dookie007 September 22, 2010

Mean, another winner. This is very simple to prepare. Your directions are very detailed. The only problem I had was the steaks were undercooked for our tastes but it could be my oven not your recipe. I used the NY Strip and a peppercorn medeley. I had to use a Rose for the wine since it was all I had, but it turned out fabulous anyway. Thanks for posting this recipe!

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Malriah September 06, 2003

This is definitely a steak lover's dinner. A few common sense pointers: if you use a thicker cut of meat, you'll have to roast longer. I used a ribeye cut and to roast close to 8 minutes. Also, if you eat mostly vegetarian during the week and are looking to indulge in a meaty meal . . . this is not the way to do it, as it is most certainly a meal for hardcore carnivores.

That being said: Yum!

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melilia August 10, 2010

This was very tasty. We had it for Valentine's dinner. Thanks for posting.

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Heather W. April 08, 2010

PERFECT. Quite a different pepper steak sauce from the one I usually make, but just as good and a nice change of pace. Both my husband and I enjoyed it very much, thanks for.... for posting it, Mean Chef, and for its safe keeping, newspapergal! :o)

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Sandi (From CA) January 28, 2010

The directions are detailed and easy to follow. The recipe is simple and delicious. I overcooked my steaks but that was my fault, I was distracted. This is a great way to make steak. Thank you.

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Nado2003 November 09, 2009

Just made this tonight and it was FANTASTIC!! Definately use the shallots in the sauce.. Thanks so much for posting this. thanks

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SRF68 July 04, 2009

The hubby and I loved this recipe. I followed the recipe exactly but cooked steak entirely on the stovetop. Steak was tender and delicious, Didnt even need the sauce poured over. Thanks for a great recipe.

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EinyOpi February 24, 2009

I don't eat meat, but I made this steak for someone special and he loved it. I was a little over whelmed by all the steps in this recipe, but it is a lot easier than it looks. I ended up getting too big of a steak and it took longer to cook. Next time I will be sure to get a 6oz steak.

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Willimemo October 20, 2008
Mean Chef's Steak Au Poivre