I’m a huge lover of meat, and steak is one of my most favourite dishes but I always struggle to achieve a wonderfully tender steak compared to restaurants such as Hawksmoor. I was kindly asked to try a new offering from Asda; steaks currently priced at 2 for £7 and thought I’d have another go at making a juicy steak dish. I was surprised to find how great the quality of the meat was, as the beef has been matured for 21 days.
I decided to make steak with sweet potato chipotle mash and since it was the start of the World Cup, it seemed like the perfect choice.
I decided to create something a little different and decided to marinate the beef in a little balsamic vinegar, crushed chillies and chives. I seasoned the meat with salt and pepper just before frying.
- 2 Steaks of your choice (I used Asda Rump & Sirloin)
- Crushed chillies, 1tsp
- Balsamic Vinegar, 2-3tbsp
- 2 Sweet Potatoes
- Soured Cream, 3 tbsp (or add to taste)
- Chipotle paste, 1tsp
- Handful of chives
- Knob of Butter for frying pan, 25g for mash
- Salt & Pepper, for seasoning
- Optional - Steak sauce of your choice (I used Asda's Béarnaise sauce)
- For the sweet potato chipotle mash - Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/. Once heated, place sweet potatoes in oven and roast for around 50 minutes or until cooked throughout.
- For the steak - marinate the steak for as long as possible with balsamic vinegar, crushed chillies. Season with salt and pepper just before frying.
- Fry steak on buttered frying pan on high heat according to pack instructions. For sirloin steak 2cm thick, approx 2 mins 30 seconds on each side for a medium cooked steak.
- Once cooked, leave to rest for 15 minutes, wrapped in foil to lock in moisture.
- Whilst waiting for your steak to cool, peel skins from sweet potatoes and create the mash by adding the chipotle paste, salt and pepper, soured cream and chives. Mash together.
- Serve steak on the sweet potato chipotle mash, and garnish with remaining chives and Béarnaise sauce (or a sauce of your choice)
Beef Sirloin & Rump Steaks, Béarnaise Sauce and Red Wine, were kindly gifted to me from Asda and I was asked to create a steak recipe of my own. All other ingredients were bought by myself.