Dinner ideas

Pepper steaks with mushroom sauce and creamy mash

A great French bistro classic, pepper steak is often served with fries. We love it served on a bed of creamy mash, slathered with mushroom sauce and accompanied by crisp sugar snap peas.


Pepper steaks with mushroom sauce
Creamy mash


1.To make creamy mash, boil, steam or microwave potatoes until tender; drain. Mash in a large bowl with milk and butter. Cover to keep warm.
2.Combine the peppercorns in a small bowl; press all over the beef. In a large frying pan, heat oil; cook steak 2-3 minutes on each side, or until cooked to taste. Cover with foil and rest.
3.In the same pan, melt butter. Cook mushrooms, stirring, until tender. Add brandy and bring to boil. Cook, stirring, until liquid has reduced slightly. Stir in stock and cream. Continue stirring until sauce thickens slightly, then stir in parsley.
4.Spoon sauce over beef and serve with creamy mash.

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