Balsamic tomatoes are a great way to jazz up steak and mash! Serve with crisp green beans and a handful of rocket.
Adding cheese to mashed potatoes makes them even more moreish. This is definitely a meal you could feel happy serving up to guests.
For more balsamic glazed meat recipes, try this California chicken or these balsamic pulled chicken rolls.
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Balsamic tomatoes are a great way to jazz up steak and mash (and you can’t go wrong with cheesy mash)! Serve with crisp green beans and a handful of rocket. Delicious!
PREPARE STEAK AND POTATOES
Peel potatoes and chop into large pieces. Place in a large saucepan and add water to cover.
Season steak all over with salt and pepper. Heat 1/2 tablespoon oil in a large frying pan on medium-high. Add steak and cook for 3 minutes each side (for medium-rare).
While steak cooks, finely dice onion and crush garlic. Remove steak onto a board, cover with foil and leave to rest. Boil potatoes for 20 minutes.
MAKE BALSAMIC TOMATOES
Using same pan you cooked the steak in, turn heat to medium and add remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil. Cook onion and garlic for 2 minutes, then add tomatoes and cook for a further 2 minutes. Stir in vinegar, sugar and oregano. Simmer for 1 minute. Add beef stock mixture and simmer gently for 10 minutes, until sauce has thickened and some of the tomatoes have burst (add more boiling water if sauce gets too thick).
While sauce is simmering, trim ends off beans and place in a microwave-safe dish.
Slice steak into strips and stir into balsamic tomatoes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Microwave beans for 1-2 minutes, until tender. Drain potatoes well, add butter, milk and oregano and mash until smooth. Stir in cheese over a low heat to melt, then season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve mash topped with steak and balsamic tomatoes. Place beans and rocket on the side.
WINE MATCH: Go for a Sangiovese.
GLUTEN-FREE OPTION: Use a gluten-free stock cube.
INGREDIENT SWAPS / NOTES: Beef rump steak or eye fillet are both good alternatives to sirloin. The red onion and rocket are shared ingredients with other recipes in this week’s menu. You can increase to 1 whole red onion and omit or increase the rocket if you prefer.
STORING AND REHEATING: Store individual portions in containers in the fridge (keep the rocket separate). Reheat in the microwave and add rocket just before serving.