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Sunday, February 10 2013

Roasted red peppers lend a phenomenal smoky-sweet flavor to this succulent fried steak. Sharp Romano cheese and peppery fresh basil add brightness and life, recreating the classic Italian flavors everybody loves. Serve alongside a fresh salad or overtop crisp, steamed green beans, dressed in olive oil and garlic.


Italian Fried Steak with Roasted Pepper Pesto
Recipe from 
Servings: 4
Total Time: 30 mins
    1/2  cup  seasoned fine dry bread crumbs
    1/2  cup  grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
     tablespoons  water
    1 1/2  pounds  beef cubed steak
        Ground black pepper
        Olive oil
       12 ounce jar roasted red sweet peppers, drained
    2/3  cup  fresh basil leaves
In a shallow dish combine bread crumbs and half of the cheese. In another shallow dish beat together egg and the water. Cut meat into eight equal-size portions; lightly sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Dip meat pieces into egg mixture, then crumb mixture; press lightly to coat.
In a 12-inch skillet heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Working in two batches, cook steak about 5 minutes per side, adding more oil as needed. Remove to a serving platter; cover to keep warm. Carefully wipe skillet clean.
Meanwhile, for sauce, in a blender or processor combine sweet peppers and the remaining cheese. Process until nearly smooth. Finely chop 1/2 cup of the basil; set aside. Transfer pepper mixture to hot skillet and heat through. Remove from heat. Stir in finely chopped basil. Pour sauce over steaks. Sprinkle with remaining basil.
nutrition information
Per serving: Calories 425, Total Fat 21 g, Cholesterol 130 mg, Sodium 645 mg, Carbohydrate 15 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 43 g, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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