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Beef with balsamic dressing

 5 ratings

Prep Time:60 mins

Cooking Time:15 mins

Serves:6 Adults


Beef with balsamic dressing

Marinades are a great way to introduce flavour to foods without covering them in thick sauces. Red meat is a great source of iron too.


  • 900g / 2lb of sirloin steak
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • Ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Grate the red onion and place in a dish large enough to hold the meat lying flat
  2. Next stir in the crushed garlic and olive oil. Add the balsamic vinegar and season with black pepper. Mix everything thoroughly
  3. Now place the beef flat in the dish and make sure that the meat is completely coated with the onion and balsamic mixture
  4. Cover with clingfilm and marinate for at least 1 hour in the fridge but preferably overnight
  5. Remove the meat from the fridge 15 minutes before you are ready to grill it
  6. Then place the beef over a hot barbeque and cook for 4 to 5 minutes each side if you want your steak cooked ‘rare’, cook for a minute or two longer for ‘medium’ and leave the steak for 6 to 8 minutes each side if you like your beef ‘well done’
  7. When the beef is cooked, leave to sit for about 5 minutes and then slice into 1½ inch strips and serve immediately

What you will need

  • Cheese grater
  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife
  • Cutlery
  • Mixing bowl

Serving suggestions

Serve this dish with green vegetables like runner beans, sugar snap peas or asparagus when it’s in season

"Not just for BBQ's can be done on the grill or grill pan as well"

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