Velvety Feta Pepper Steak

Total Time
35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

Mmmm! This pepper steak recipe is unique in that it uses a tenderizing technique that makes a *big* difference in the texture of the meat. Wonderfully velvety, this dish is absolutely delicious! :) (Make sure to rinse the meat thoroughly after tenderizing.)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Trim fat from beef.
  2. Slice very thinly across the grain into strips and place in ceramic or glass bowl.
  3. Mix together the baking soda and 1/4 cup water, then pour it over the beef.
  4. Stir well and let sit for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the sliced beef from the bowl and rinse it thoroughly under running cold water in a colander (this is a very important step! make sure to rinse it really well); let drain.
  6. Combine the mustard, black pepper, garlic, and salt in a large bowl.
  7. Add drained beef, tossing to coat.
  8. Heat olive oil and 1 Tbsp butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  9. Add beef mixture, saute 4 minutes or until done; remove the meat from the pan, keeping warm.
  10. Add remaining Tbsp of butter, mushrooms, onions, and bell pepper to pan, and saute 3 to 4 minutes to slightly brown; add water, cover and cook about 5 minutes to preferred doneness.
  11. Add the cooked meat back into the pan and stir in vinegar; remove from heat and stir in cheese.
  12. Serve with rice or noodles. For a nice variation on this recipe, try using other cheeses: grated smoked Gouda, gorgonzola, etc.

Reviews

(2)
Most Helpful

We really enjoyed the flavours in this dish. I used 3 pieces of beef schnitzel. The marinading in the baking soda gave the meat a lovely smooth texture and was really tender. My husband isnt fond of feta cheese but he cleaned his plate not even knowing it was there! Thanks for posting.

Evie* August 17, 2002

I found this recipe quite bland and the texture was way too slimy for my taste. I will not make it again.

billkno November 03, 2003

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