Pepper Steak, also known as Steak Au Poivre, is tender strips of beef with sauteed peppers and onions, usually served over rice. Seriously delicious.
Pepper Steak Over White Cheddar Grits – NOT the Pepper Steak you remember as a kid – Seriously delicious.
I look at Pepper Steak the same way I look at every other dish; it’s a blank canvas for me to play with.
It’s the way I look at food.
Although this Pepper Steak recipe isn’t the traditional way to make it, it’s not that far from the original, I merely made it Shea’s way this time (or changed some of the typical elements to suit my palate).
This is a tried and true recipe, and each time you’ll tweak and perfect it and each time you’ll love it. It’s a perfect Sunday night dinner with a salad and a bottle of red wine.
What is in Pepper Steak Over White Cheddar Grits?
For this dish, I incorporated jalapeno peppers, which typically aren’t in everyday Pepper Steak recipes, but I love the taste, and you can totally include them without the heat. I also included a pepper called Aloha. Have you ever heard of such a beautifully named pepper??
I adore finding new things – especially if they turn out to be damn good. These are vibrant and pretty, and have a taste similar to bell peppers, but just a touch sweeter.
If you can’t find Aloha peppers, you can definitely use yellow, green or red bell peppers, or all three! The taste is not that different.
I remember being a kid, and every time my mom or dad made something with bell peppers, like steak and peppers or stuffed bell peppers, I thought they were horrible for some reason.
I absolutely love them now; which reminds me I definitely need to share my stuffed bell pepper recipe.
I think y’all will love it.
It didn’t take long for me to finally understand how good they were; I was just being a snooty little kid and of course, I thought I knew everything.
The cheese in these grits offset some of the heat in the peppers, but you can also control the heat by the amount of jalapeno peppers you use versus Aloha peppers (or whatever peppers you choose).
The spiciness of the peppers, and the richness of the steak combined with the cheesy grits is such a beautiful combination.
Sometimes I throw some mushrooms in there just for shits and giggles. And because it makes it that much more delicious. And unami-y.
I hope you can find the Aloha peppers. They aren’t hot at all, but a little bit like a yellow bell pepper with a bit more sweetness.
I absolutely LOVE them.
Remember to share with me if you have them locally and how you use them!
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