Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Steaks with Pepper Sauce

This is a recipe for a Pepper Sauce that I make to go along with my steaks. It's one I learned to make a LONG time ago and one of my dad's favorites, I remember him requesting me to make it for him many many times. It's easy to fix and delicious, you're left with this creamy peppery sauce that goes perfect over steaks.


Steaks (you can pretty much use anything, except for frying steaks, you need something thicker) 
Small onion, chopped finely 
olive oil 
salt and pepper
garlic powder 
1 can evaporated milk 
On the steaks I sprinkle salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder.  Then I roll them up and cover with some saran wrap and pop into the refrigerator for a couple of hours. It's even better if you leave them overnight to really get those flavors in. 
Meantime, in a small saucepan....add a little bit of olive oil, the onion, salt and pepper and some butter. Cook over medium heat until onion is cooked. Keep adding little bits of water to prevent it from sticking or drying out. 
Once the onion is cooked, check the spices. This is a pepper sauce, my husband likes it pretty hot so I just keep adding crushed peppercorns until he is happy with it. You could certainly make this mild and add only a little bit if your kids don't like spicy stuff. 
Cook for a few minutes and then add the can of evaporated milk, mix well. In a separate little bowl or cup....add about 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and a little bit of water and mix well until smooth and free of lumps. 
Add to the sauce and stir until thickened, remove from the heat. Now it's time to get the steaks going. In a big skillet, add some olive oil and the steaks. Cook until steaks are done, turning them over a few times and adding little bits of water at a time so they don't burn. 
Serve the steaks with rice or mashed potatoes or fries. I like to put a whole bunch of gravy on the steaks AND whatever side I'm having with it, tonight it was rice. Enjoy!


  1. The steak recipe looks good. What kind of steaks do you use?

  2. oh you think this would work with cube steaks or would it be an injustice to the sauce? LOL
    I have some in the fridge, let me know what you think ;-)


  3. I think I missed when the milk is added. When do you add the milk/evaporated milk? Thanks! This pepper sauce looks like something my family would enjoy.