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Pepper Steak with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Prep time 4 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Yield 4 to 6 servings
Using a grill pan allows you to grill year-round. A cast-iron skillet works well as a grill pan substitute.


  • 1 1/2 pounds sirloin steak (1 1/2
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (7-oz.) jar refrigerated pesto
  • 1 (7-oz.) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle both sides of steak with salt and 1 Tbsp. pepper; brush with olive oil. Place grill pan over medium-high heat until hot. Cook steak in hot grill pan 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Transfer steak to a carving board, and let stand 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, combine pesto, chopped roasted red pepper, and lemon juice in a small bowl.

  3. Cut steak into thin slices, and transfer to a serving platter. Serve with red pepper pesto.

Christmas with Southern Living 2007