Pan-Seared Steaks with Romesco Sauce

Pan-Seared Steaks with Romesco Sauce

Ingredients icon 13 Ingredients
Servings icon Makes 4 servings
Time icon 40 minutes


  • 4 beef Flat Iron Steaks (about 8 ounces each)

  • 3 large red bell peppers, cut lengthwise into quarters

  • 2 tablespoons prepared minced roasted garlic, divided

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • salt

  • 1 cup grape tomatoes

  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves

  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts

  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated orange peel

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Fresh cilantro sprigs, orange slices and pine nuts (optional)


  1. Arrange bell peppers skin side up on large sheet of aluminum foil. Place on broiler rack so surface of peppers is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil 12 to 15 minutes or until skin is blackened. Fold aluminum foil over peppers to enclose. Let stand 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile combine 1 tablespoon garlic and black pepper in small bowl; press evenly onto beef steaks. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in ridged grill pan or large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place steaks in skillet; cook 11 to 14 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning occasionally. Remove to serving platter; season with salt, as desired. Keep warm.

  3. Remove and discard blackened skins from peppers. Place peppers, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, 1 tablespoon garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt in blender or food processor container. Add tomatoes, cilantro, pine nuts, orange juice and orange peel. Cover; pulse on and off until pureed.

  4. Spoon some sauce over steaks; serve remaining sauce with steaks. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, orange slices and pine nuts, if desired.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information per serving: 598 Calories; 315 kcal Calories from fat; 35 g Total Fat; 7 g Saturated Fat; 16 g Monounsaturated Fat; 112 mg Cholesterol; 4 mg Sodium; 14 g Total Carbohydrate; 3.8 g Dietary Fiber; 54 g Protein; 4.8 mg Iron; 16.5 mg Niacin; 1.5 mg Vitamin B6; 2.9 mcg Vitamin B12; 10.7 mg Zinc; 58 mcg Selenium;

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