The essential elements of this recipe are simple: pan-seared steak, broccoli, and toasts with butter and garlic. And simple is just the thing to support a show-stealing sauce. The gravy uses freshly-crushed peppercorns—when you put a little effort into grinding them yourself, you’ll be rewarded with more vivid and vibrant flavors. That’s because the crushing releases essential oils, bringing a whole ’nother dimension to this dish.
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Ciabatta Bread(ContainsWheat, Soy)
Beef Stock Concentrate
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Wash and dry all produce. Place 2 TBSP butter (4 TBSP for 4 servings) in a small bowl; bring to room temperature. Mince or grate garlic. Trim and thinly slice scallions, separating whites from greens. Halve ciabatta. Place peppercorns in a zip-close bag; crush with a rolling pin or heavy-bottomed pan.
Toss broccoli on a baking sheet with a drizzle of oil, half the garlic, salt, and pepper. Roast on top rack until browned and tender, 12-15 minutes total (we’ll add more to the sheet after 10 minutes).
Meanwhile, to bowl with softened butter, stir in as much remaining garlic as you like. Season with salt and pepper. TIP: If your butter is still cold, microwave until just soft but not melted, 10 seconds.
Pat steak dry with paper towels; season all over with salt and pepper. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over mediumhigh heat. Add steak and cook to desired doneness, 3-6 minutes per side. Turn off heat; transfer to a cutting board to rest. Spread cut sides of ciabatta with garlic butter. Once broccoli has roasted 10 minutes, push to one side of sheet and add garlic bread to empty side. Roast until broccoli is tender and bread is golden, 3-5 minutes. (For 4 servings, place on a second baking sheet and roast on middle rack.)
Heat a drizzle of oil in pan used for steak over medium-high heat. Add scallion whites and ¼ tsp crushed peppercorns (use more or less to taste). Cook until fragrant, 2 minutes. Add stock concentrate, mustard, and ¼ cup water (⅓ cup for 4 servings), scraping up any browned bits from bottom of pan. Simmer until reduced by half, 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in 1 TBSP butter and sour cream.
Halve garlic bread on a diagonal. Thinly slice steak against the grain. Divide steak between plates; drizzle with gravy and sprinkle with scallion greens. Serve with broccoli and garlic bread on the side.