Applebee's International, Inc. is the leader in the casual dining segment of the United States restaurant marketplace. The company franchises and operates more than 1,100 restaurants under the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar name, about a quarter of which it owns. The eateries offer moderately priced, high-quality food and drink for all ages in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Applebee's is continuing to expand, with 1,800 outlets the company's stated goal. A smaller restaurant format has been designed for areas with populations under 25,000, to facilitate penetration of previously untapped markets.
Southwest Steak Skillet
SOUTHWEST STEAK SKILLET
Applebee's Copycat Recipe
2 (5 oz.) sirloin steaks, or your favorite cut
4 shakes blackened steak seasoning
1/2 cup red peppers, julienne cut
1/2 cup green peppers, julienne cut
1 cup yellow onion, julienne cut
butter, as needed
salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
garlic, granulated, to taste
1 slice Cheddar cheese
1 slice Monterey jack cheese, sliced
Preheat skillet or grill to 350 degrees.
Shake blackened steak seasoning on to one side of meat and grill to desired doneness, turning halfway on grill between "flips" to achieve "diamond" grill marks.
While steak is cooking, cut onions and peppers. Melt butter and saute onions and peppers. Season with salt, pepper and garlic. Reduce heat and hold until steak is cooked.
For final minute of steak cooking, top with cheese slices. Plate for service with onions and peppers and serve with your favorite side dishes.
Notes: Applebees serves this dish with skin on garlic mashed potatoes and garlic bread.