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Beef With Peppers
Beef with Peppers
3 medium green bell peppers
4 teaspoons serrano chiles, finely chopped
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ginger, finely chopped
1/2 tablespoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/4 cup dry red or white wine
1/2 cup butter or niter kebbeh
2 pounds sirloin steak, boneless
2 cups onion, finely chopped
Coarsely chop 2 of the bell peppers. Combine these with the next 8 ingredients
(chiles through wine) in a blender. Process until the mixture is a smooth
puree. put the remaining bell pepper into 2" x 1/2" strips.
Set aside. Trim meat of all fat and slice 1/2" thick. Cut slices
into strips 2" long by 1/4" wide. Heat 1/2 cup butter or niter
kebbeh in a heavy 10" x 12" skillet, until a drop of water dances.
Brown meat in the skillet, a little at a time and turning often, until
the meat is browned evenly without burning.
Transfer meat to a plate as it is browned. When all meat is browned,
pour remaining fat into a measuring cup. Add enough additional butter
or niter kebbeh, to measure 1/2 cup. Set aside.
Wash and dry the skillet. Add the onions and cook them over low heat
until soft and dry, about 5 minutes. Stir the onions continuously to keep
them from burning. Pour in the 1/2 cup cooking fat. When it begins to
sputter, add the green pepper strips. Cook 2-3 minutes, stirring continuously,
until the pepper strips are soft. Add the pureed green pepper mixture.
While stirring, heat to a boil. Add beef strips and any liquid accumulated
on the plate to the skillet. Stir into the sauce to coat meat evenly.
Reduce the heat, partially cover and simmer until the meat is cooked to