Quick and Easy Beef in Wine Sauce

Serves two large servings or three regular servings (can be doubled)
  • 1 lb lean beef sliced thin across the grain
  • meat tenderizer
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • 1 cup sweet onion in large chunks
  • 3/4 cup green peppers in large chunks
  • two tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic paste or 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 pkg brown gravy mix
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • Slice meat thin across the grain  Place into a plastic bag. Sprinkle to cover pieces with meat tenderizer, garlic and a little salt. Shake it around in the bag and then place in frig to soak for at least overnight. Can soak as long as 24 hours
    Chop onions and green peppers
    In a skillet, sauté onions and peppers in two tablespoons of olive oil until tender and lightly browned.
    Add garlic and toss among veggies. Don’t fry. You are just releasing the flavor. Spoon veggies into a bowl, leaving oil in skillet.
    Add meat to the oil and quickly stir on high heat to brown all sides.
    When beef is mostly brown, add veggies and toss

    Mix 1 1/2 cup of water with gravy mix and add to beef and vegetables. Stir
    Add wine.  Stir as you bring it to a boil. Continue stirring until smooth and well-mixed
    Cover and place into a 350º oven and bake for 35 – 40 minutes or until meat is tender.
    Serve over rice.