Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Beef and Salsa

  I don't read the paper as much as hubby does, I read the local  news and see the front page of the paper and look at the front page of the sports to see if I am on there.   I am rolling on the floor laughing at that one, like I am the most nonathletic human there is on the face of the earth.   Of course when grandson was small,  maybe three to five I could be the coach and player and cheerleader of his teams.   I was pretty good at multitasking at those jobs.   Now when we played basketball, I would grab him as he dribbled circles around me and give him a good Nana kiss.  He would tell me in a cute 3 year old voice, love those voices, that was not in the rules.   

There is one section of the paper I do hunt for though~ the one where the post a recipe every once in a while and the American Profile little booklet that comes some day of the week, I never remember what day but Eldon knows not to chunk it until I look for   A NEW RECIPE !!!!!!!   He must still like them though or he would probably just tell me it is not in the paper this week.

Looking thru the pages I found a recipe!!  Surprise upon surprises.   It is Peppered Beef with Pineapple Salsa.  Now what could be wrong with this combo ?  I mean it has BEEF, Eldon's favorite and salsa, my favorite.   Pineapple Salsa with jalapenos at that.  Now I made it and he like it as I did, even though----gasp---- I am not crazy about beef steak.  I know how could I be a Texas and not like beef steak you ask.  Remember I was not born in Texas so that probably explain the earth shattering puzzle.

Now I will make again but cut back on the jalapeno pepper this next time.  But I did get the go ahead from Eldon to make again.   A success in my eyes.

Here you go the steak and salsa.  Now Eldon likes his steak pinkish inside, I had to get a meat thermomator to help assist me in this task.  I just thought it was so pretty so had to share.   Fresh pineapple by the way and cilantro also.

I thought I would add a PS here---- so P.S.  here is the recipe if you might want it.  Several have asked for it. 

Peppered beef with Pineapple Salsa


1 cup peeled and diced fresh pineapple
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper

1/4 cup diced red onion ( you know I omitted that little killer of Eldon)

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

2 teaspoons minced fresh jalapeno pepper ( I am going to cut to one next time I make it, was a bit warm, either that or I used to much jalapeno

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1/2 coarse salt

fresh ground black pepper ( I just used coarce ground pepper)


1/4 cup jalapeno pepper jelly

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 1/4 pound beef flank steak ( I think any type of steak would be good here ) blotted dry on paper towels

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspon freshly ground black pepper

1. To prepare salsa, stir together all ingredients. Cover and set aside.

2. To prepare beef, melt jelly in a small pan; stir in Worcestershire sauace and set aside.

3. Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet over high heat until hot but not smoking. Sprinkle both sides of steak with salt and pepper, place in pan and cook about 4 minutes per side, turning once, or until desired degree of doneness.

4. Reduce heat to low and spoon on jelly glaze. Cook 1 minute longer, until thoroughly heated and beef is glazed. Remove from pan, divide among 4 dinner plates, spoon on salsa and serve.

There you go, thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my world today.   Oh, a hint to for the next blog ~~  cardboard, wood and batteries.  


  1. Looks reeeal good Annette,,thank you for sharing. xx

  2. Yum Yum Yum, I think I need this recipe Annette, xxxxoooo, Colleen


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