Cajun Steak Strips and Peppers with Cheddar-Parmesan Polenta

ready in 15 minutes

Prep & Cook Time: 10-15 min.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Medium

Cook Within: 4 days

Contains: Milk

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Bring your bayou best out with this ragin' Cajun dish: saucy steak and peppers sitting on a bed of creamy, cheesy polenta. Laissez les bon temp rouler!

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 10 oz. Steak Strips
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • ½ cup Polenta
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    2 oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
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    6 tsp. Natural Beef Flavor Demi-Glace Concentrate
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    1 oz. Grated Parmesan
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    ⅓ oz. Butter
  • 2 tsp. Cajun Seasoning

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • 1 Small Pot
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Stem, seed, remove ribs, and cut red bell pepper into thin strips.

    Separate steak strips into a single layer and pat dry. Season all over with cajun seasoning.

    If using flank steak, follow same instructions. If using ground turkey or ground beef, combine with cajun seasoning.

  2. 2

    Cook the Polenta

    Once water is boiling, stir in half the demi-glace (reserve remaining for steak strips). Pour in polenta in a steady stream. Whisk constantly until incorporated. Season with 1/4 tsp. salt.

    Remove from burner and stir in Parmesan, cheddar cheese, and butter. Cover and set aside.

  3. 3

    Cook the Peppers and Steak

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add red bell pepper to hot pan and cook undisturbed until starting to soften, 2-3 minutes.

    Stir peppers, and push to one side. Add steak strips to empty side of pan and cook undisturbed until starting to brown, 2-3 minutes.

    If using flank steak, follow same instructions. If using ground turkey or ground beef, follow same instructions and break into small pieces until starting to brown, 4-5 minutes.

    Stir in remaining demi-glace and 2 Tbsp. water and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, stir occasionally until liquid thickens to coat steak and no pink remains on meat, 2-3 minutes.

    If using flank steak, follow same instructions. If using ground turkey or beef, cook until no pink remains, 3-4 minutes.

  4. 4

    Finish the Dish

    If polenta is too stiff, stir in warm water, 1 Tbsp. at a time.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping polenta with peppers and steak. Bon appétit!

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