Monday, January 22, 2018

Steak Marinade

Those folks who follow my blog and Facebook page will know that we raised and butchered a beef steer last year. Grass fed this beef is beautiful and flavorful and made even more so by the fact we knew exactly what he ate and how he ended his days, all here on our homestead.
The beef can easily stand alone with a bit of seasoning and is delicious simply cooked. However, I thought I would ramp it up and make beef marinade.

Here is what you need for the marinade (it may need downsizing or upsizing depending on the amount of steak-
Beef steak, enough to meet your requirements (I used 3 small rump steaks)
4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp of english mustard or the like, not the yellow stuff you put on those dreadful hotdogs
2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
2 cloves of garlic, chopped fine
1 tbsp paprika
2 heaped tbsp of brown sauce, I use homemade (See below for more on brown sauce)

Marinade the steaks in the above for at least 6 hours, overnight is best
When it is time to cook, take the steaks out of the marinade and fry until browned on both sides. The steaks are to be braised more than dry cooked. 

Ingredients for the rest of the dish - 
1 medium onion, sliced
As many mushrooms as you like, sliced
Salt and pepper

Once the steaks are slightly cooked take them out of the pan and fry the mushrooms and onion until soft and brown. Now pour in the saved marinade and add about 3/4 of water. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring often. You are looking or a thickish sauce so you may need to add a bit more water.
After 10 minutes add the steaks back into the pan and cook until desired tenderness. Again, add a little more water if needed.

Taste and season with salt and pepper. Enjoy :)

Brown Sauce - You can buy this in most stores in the UK and in some here in Canada but if you use brown sauce I would suggest making your own as it is much easier and healthier. 

The recipe I used was from a good friend of mine, the link is below

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