Steak au Poivre with Penne



Serving size

4 ounces steak with 2 ounces pasta and sauce
30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied and makes good leftovers.

Steak au Poivre with Penne


2 tsp. Olive oil (divided)
8 ounces Beef top round (about 1 inch thick)
1 tsp., ground Black pepper
8 cup Water
4 ounce Whole Wheat Penne (or gluten-free penne)
1 large White onions (thinly sliced)
2 Tbsp Red wine
1/2 cup No salt added vegetable stock
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/16 tsp., ground Dried tarragon
1 tsp.. Unsalted butter
2 Tbsp. Reduced fat sour cream


Preheat the oven to 425F.

Place the water in a large stock pot and bring to a boil.

Meanwhile, pat 1/2 of the cracked pepper on each side of the steak.

Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 teaspoon olive oil.

Place the steak in the skillet with the hot oil.

Cook for 2 minutes, turn the steak over, and place the skillet in the oven for 6 minutes.

Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook according to package directions.

After the 6 minutes mentioned above, remove the steak from the oven and place the steak on a cutting board to rest.

Without wiping out the skillet, place 1 teaspoon olive oil in the skillet used for the steak and place over medium-high heat.

Add the onions and sauté, stirring frequently, for 3-4 minutes or until the onions are lightly browned and softened. Adjust the heat as needed so that the onions do not burn.

Reduce the heat to medium and add the wine, stock, tarragon, and salt to the onions and cook for about two minutes, stirring frequently.

While the sauce is reducing, thinly slice the beef.

Remove the sauce from the heat, add the butter, and stir until the butter is melted. Add the cooked pasta and toss gently.

Add the sour cream and the beef, toss gently until blended, and serve.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check for modified food starch in the sour cream.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

I love one pot meals (even though this takes two pots – one for the pasta). This is a great way to bring everything together in one pot – the beef, the pasta and the veggies. This dish takes about as long as making Hamburger Helper and is only slightly more expensive but oh, so much better.

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Anthony Daniels