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Balsamic steaks with potatoes recipe

Balsamic steaks with potatoes recipe

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Tuck into a juicy piece of steak served with a rich, syrupy marinade of balsamic vinegar, rosemary and garlic. Keep your sides simple with roast potatoes and wilted greens to enjoy the flavours of the meat. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare, 25 mins to cook
  • 531 calories / serving


  • 4 steaks
  • 1 rosemary sprig, leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 2tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 2-3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • ½ onion, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1tsp redcurrant jelly
  • 100ml (3½fl oz) beef stock
  • 200g (7oz) baby spinach
  • 15g (½oz) butter

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    20g 29%
  • Saturates

    7g 33%
  • Sugars

    6g 6%
  • Salt

    0.8g 13%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 38g Protein 46.9g Fibre 5.3g


  1. Put the steaks in a shallow dish. Add the rosemary, garlic and balsamic vinegar. Season well and toss to coat. Set aside to marinate while you prepare the potatoes.
  2. Put the potatoes in a saucepan filled with cold, salted water. Cover and bring to the boil. Cook for 3-5 minutes, then drain. Heat the sunflower oil in a large, shallow pan, over a medium heat. Add the potatoes and onion and cook for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until crispy and golden. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan. Add the steaks (reserving the marinade) for 1-2 minutes on each side for rare, or 3-4 minutes for medium-well done Remove from the pan and transfer to a warm plate to rest. While the steaks are resting, put the reserved marinade mixture, redcurrant jelly and beef stock in the steak pan. Bring the mixture to the boil and leave to bubble over a medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes until slightly thickened and syrupy.
  3. Put the spinach in a saucepan with the butter and a little seasoning, then cover and place over a medium heat for 1 minute or until just wilted. Divide the steaks and potatoes between four plates and spoon over the sauce. Serve with the spinach.

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