Peppered Steak

This peppered steak goes perfectly alongside potatoes and some steamed green beans or asparagus.

Peppered Steak

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dish
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 beef round sirloin center steaks 1" thick
  • 2 tsp. coarse black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1 tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp. parsley or thyme


  • Cut each steak in half to make 4 steaks total.
  • Press the pepper and salt evenly onto the steaks.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the oil until sizzling.
  • Cook 6 minutes, turning once, or until thermometer inserted in the center registers 145F for medium rare.
  • Transfer to a platter.
  • Meanwhile in a small bowl, whisk the broth, tomato paste, and vinegar.
  • Pour the broth mixture into the skillet.
  • Cook 2 minutes, stirring until boiling.
  • Add parsley or thyme.
  • Serve the sauce over the steaks.