December 5, 2011

Cajun Pepper Steak

It is starting to get pretty cold outside and warm comfort foods are sounding more and more better!!  This is an easy recipe that is sure to warm your belly.  I cooked it on the stovetop, but I think you could easily adapt it to be done in a slow-cooker.  This was a great dish and I would make it again.

Cajun Pepper Steak
adapted from: Big Book of Home Cooking 

1 1/2 Lbs. sirloin beef tips
1 tsp. salt-free Cajun seasoning
1 Tbl. oil
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes
1 (14.5 oz.) can beef broth
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper
2 Tbl. cornstarch
2 Tbl. cold water
mashed potatoes or rice

Sprinkle beef tips with Cajun seasoning.  Cook beef in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until browned.  Add green pepper, onion and garlic; saute 3 minutes.  Stir in tomatoes with juice and next 6 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer one - two hours or until meat is tender.  Dissolve cornstarch in cold water; stir into beef mixture.  Bring to a boil; cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until thickened.  Serve over mashed potatoes or rice.  Serves: 4

Jenn's Notes: I used stew meat and cooked for around 1 1/2 - 2 hours.  I also used Emeril's Essence for my Cajun seasoning, minus the salt.  The cayenne from the Essence will leave a slight tingle on your tongue.  If you don't like things spicy, then you might want to cut back on the seasoning. Next time, I think I will only use 1/2 a can of beef broth to start and then add more if needed.  


  1. You sure know how to do dinner right.

  2. Looks great, it was so cold and snowy I didn't even go outside today. If I had, this would have been a great meal after a long walk. Looks so comforting.

  3. Oh yum! Pepper steak is my husband's favorite Asian dish. We were just recently introduced to the world of Cajun seasoning, so yummy. Can't wait to try this dish, I'm sure it'll be great!

  4. ~Mmmm I love pepper steak and this looks delicious!! Would love it you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :)

    Have a great week!!

  5. Hi Jenn....My name is Nann What a darling blog you have here. I found you on Foodie Friday. This recipe looks so good. However the last time I used a teaspoon of cajun seasoning it was just too hot for me. Perfect for my husband but I was blowing fire out of my mouth. So I think I'll use a little less for my 'delicate' tongue. (smile) So delighted I found you. You've got some great recipes here.

  6. Visiting from Design by Gollum's Foodie Friday. Looks like a great weeknight meal. Thanks for sharing.


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