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.
Asiago Peppercorn Steak
ASIAGO PEPPERCORN STEAK
Applebee's Copycat Recipe
1 (7 oz.) sirloin steak
1 teaspoon cracked black peppercorns
1 teaspoon shredded Asiago cheese
4 ounces seasonal vegetables
roasted red potatoes with garlic and herb dressing
Spray the grill with cooking spray. Cover steak with cracked peppercorns, grill to preferred temperature, once done. Be sure to make grill marks on each side of steak. Lightly cover steak with Asiago cheese, sprinkle evenly. Place steak in oven to melt cheese.
Use red potatoes, slice in quarters, lightly season and roast them. Drizzle mixture of garlic and herb dressing over potatoes.
Garlic and Herb Dressing
Applebee's has their own secret signature garlic herb sauce, but you could make it at home by substituting it with a great garlic and herb vinaigrette dressing. Just be sure to use a light version, to keep your calories down. The key is how much you put on the potatoes -- only 1 tablespoon.
Serve with a side of steamed fresh, in season vegetables.