Steak and peppers

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 Beef tenderloin steaks, cut
1" thick (about 4 oz. each)
1 tablespoon Light sesame oil,divided
3 teaspoons Peppercorns,coarsely crushed
1 tablespoon Butter
2 mediums Green bell peppers, cut into
1/4" thick julienne strips
1 Medium red and yellow bell
Pepper, cut into 1/4"
Thick julienne strips
6 Green onions, cut into 1/2"
¼ cup Soy sauce
1½ teaspoon Cornstarch
¼ cup Balsamic vinegar
¼ cup Apple juice
¼ cup Tomato juice
6 Drops hot pepper sauce

Press beef tenderloin steaks with palm of hand,flattening to ¾" thickness.Brush both sides of steaks with 1 tsp. oil; press pepper into both sides.Place remaining oil and butter in 11¾ x 7 ½" microwave safe baking dish;microwave on high 1 minute or until butter is melted.Add peppers and green onions, stirring to coat with oil mixture.Microwave on high 4 minutes or until peppers are crisp tender,stirring once;reserve.Combine soy sauce and cornstarch in 4 cup microwave safe glass measure; stir in balsamic vinegar,apple juice,tomato juice and hot pepper sauce.Microwave on high 2 minutes or until mixture boils;stir. Continue cooking on high 1 to 2 minutes or until sauce is thickened;stirring once.Preheat browning dish on high 6 to 8 minutes.Meanwhile,stir cooked sauce into reserved peppers set aside.Press steaks down firmly on browning dish.Microwave, uncovered,on high 2 minutes.Turn steaks and continue cooking on high 1 to 2 minutes longer or until desired doneness.If necessary,reheat pepper mixture on high 1 to 2 minutes or until hot.Remove peppers to serving platter with slotted spoon;top with steaks.Serve steaks and peppers with remaining sauce. Makes 4 servings.

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