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Top Round Aromatica

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Category: Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 2 lb Top round beef steak, cut
  • 1 inch thick
  • 1 1/2 tb Crushed black (Java) pepper
  • 1 tb Butter
  • 1/4 ts Garlic powder
  • 1 tb Vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c Dry red wine
  • 2 tb Cognac
  • 1/2 c Heavy cream (optional)
  • 2 tb Fresh chopped parsley
  • Salt
  • Parsley sprigs


This is SOOOO good. I make it without the sour cream and it is SOOOO good
without the sour cream that it is probably devine with it. Warning: once
you start cooking this, you should have your accompaniments ready; the
cooking goes pretty fast. I heat up a toaster oven first and when the time
comes to keep the steak warm, I turn OFF the toaster oven and pop the steak
in (it JUST fits). Combine crushed pepper, butter, and garlic into a paste.
Spread evenly on both sides of the steak. Heat oil in heavy frying pan over
medium high heat. When very hot, add steak and brown evenly on both sides.
Allow 7 minutes per side for rare, 8 minutes for medium rare, and 9 minutes
for medium. Place steak on a serving platter and keep warm. Deglaze the pan
with the wine and cognac and cook 1 minute. Reduce heat, add cream and
chopped parsley and continue cooking 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Season to taste with salt. Carve steak diagonally across the grain into
thin slices. Pour the sauce over steak and garnish with parsley.

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