Are you in the mood for a juicy steak?  Well, I've got a great marinade recipe that will help give you just that in today's featured recipe for two -- Pepper Steak.

I'll be serving the Pepper Steak with a side of the other mashed potato -- Mashed Cauliflower.  Mashed cauliflower really can make it work on the dinner plate.  So much so, I didn't even miss the potato.  Therefore, these are a must try, especially if you are looking for a healthier way to enjoy mashed potatoes.  

What you'll need
2 small Ribeye, Round or Sirloin steaks 
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 
1/2 teaspoon paprika 
1 teaspoon tomato paste 
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 
ground black pepper

1. Generously season both sides of the steak with ground black pepper.  Firmly press pepper into meat. 
2. Mix together garlic powder, paprika, tomato paste and soy sauce.  Then, add red wine vinegar.  Mix well.  Pour over meat. 
3. Cover and refrigerate over night.  Turn meat in the morning. 
4. Grill or bake at 300 degrees F. for 1 hour or until meat is cooked to desired doneness. 
Mashed Cauliflower
Total Time: 30 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

What you'll need

1/2 head of cauliflower
2 teaspoons butter
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 scallions, sliced
cheddar cheese

1. Chop the cauliflower and remove the stems.
2. Place the chopped cauliflower in a  medium size pot.  Add enough water to just cover the top of the cauliflower.
3. Bring to a boil.  Cook for 15 minutes.
4. Drain cooked cauliflower and pour into a large bowl.  Add butter, olive oil, salt and pepper.
5. Mash with a potato masher.  Top with cheese, scallions and a little bit of paprika.
6. Serve with Pepper Steak.  Enjoy!
Mashed Cauliflower recipe adapted from A Zesty Bite

08/13/2012 20:01

Please tell me that is a typo and you would never cook a ribeye steak for an hour at 350... ? Otherwise you have some delightful recipes for two, thank you! I cook for three, but it's kind of the same.

08/21/2012 08:18

it said in the recipe 300 not 350?

09/03/2012 07:34

Love your blog! I am at home alone since my last child went off to college in August. These are perfect for me, and for the weekends he may come home. I have been eating on the healthy side since last November, and am trying to maintain this lifestyle change :) You are making this "do-able" with these awesome recipes for 2. Thanks, and will be back for my meal planning!

09/06/2012 15:37

Hi Diana,

Thank you for your kind note. I'm so glad you enjoy the blog, and you find it helpful. I hope you enjoy the recipes too!


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