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This is a very easy steak recipe to make and it is good for anything from a Sunday BBQ, to a dinner party. We love the butter that goes with these steaks and it so easy to prepare and makes for something a little different from the usual Cafe De Paris butter that is more expected. Don’t get me wrong I absolutely love Cafe De Paris butter and it is possibly my favourite of all butters to make, but this one tastes great and is not so labour intensive. I marinated our steaks in the morning before work and then cooked them in the evening, but they could easily be done the night before and this would be much better if cooking for a lunchtime BBQ the next day, to allow enough marinating time.

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Ingredients

4 Beef fillets or your favourite cut

Marinade

1 Small onion, sliced
2 Bay leaves
4 Cloves garlic, roughly chopped
11/2 Teaspoons black peppercorns
1 Teaspoon dried thyme
1 Cup red wine

Butter

100g Butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 Stick celery, finely chopped
2 Green onions, chopped finely
1 Teaspoon capers, chopped
1 Tablespoon horseradish (I did quite a generous one)
1 Teaspoon sugar

Method

Butter

1. Combine all butter ingredients in a bowl, make sure you mix well.

2. Spoon butter into some foil, roll butter to form a log shape, twist ends of foil so you have what looks like a mini Christmas cracker.

3. Refrigerate until firm.

Steaks

1. Combine all marinade ingredients in a large bowl, add steaks, cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.

2. Remove steaks, discard marinade, grill, BBQ or pan fry steaks until cooked as desired. Allow steaks to rest before serving.

Note: I slice the butter and place it on top of steaks while they are resting on a board so they are still hot enough to start to melt the butter.

Serve steaks topped with a slice of butter and mash or roasted potatoes and fresh vegetables.

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This is a great recipe for steaks, although a combination I never would have thought of, but everything works so well from the spice rub to the avocado sauce. This is another of my team mates recipes I chose to try for the swap I am in this month and I am so glad I did as we thoroughly enjoyed it. I made ours with two very thick cut steak fillets and served over mixed vegetables with roast potatoes for a truly delicious meal.To read more reviews on this recipe or to view more photos please click here. While your there be sure to check out some of her other fantastic recipes, I have made several now and never been disappointed.

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Ingredients

2 (12 ounce) Rib eye steaks or top sirloin steaks, cut 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches thick
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 Teaspoon chili powder
1/2 Teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
8 Ounces fresh tomatillos, husked and quartered
1/4 Cup water
2 Ounces cream cheese
1 Avocado, halved,seeded,peeled,and cut up
1/4 Cup sliced green onion
1/2 Teaspoon salt
10-12 Green onions, trimmed to 6 inch lengths
4-6 Jalapeno peppers
1 Large tomato, chopped (Optional)

Method

1. Trim fat from around the edges of beef rib-eye steaks.

2. In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, chili powder, garlic salt, and pepper.

3. Pat onto both sides of the steaks.

4. Let steaks stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

5. Meanwhile for sauce, in a small saucepan combine the quartered tomatillos and water, bring to boiling; reduce heat.

6. Cover and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes or until soft.

7. Stir the cream cheese into tomatillo mixture until melted; cool mixture slightly.

8. In a food processor bowl or blender container combine the tomatillo mixture, the avocado, sliced green onions, and salt, cover and process or blend until sauce mixture is smooth. Store n fridge until ready to use.

10. Prepare charcoal grill or preheat gas grill.

11. Grill steaks on rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals to desired doneness, turning halfway through.

12. Allow 14 to 18 minutes for medium rare and 18 to 22 minutes for medium.

13. If desired, brush the whole green onions and jalapenos lightly with oil; grill jalapenos about 10 minutes or untiil soft and lightly charred, turning occasionally.

Serve with sauce, grilled jalapenos, and green onions and chopped tomato is desired.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This is a really easy way to prepare steak for something a little bit different, with hardly any effort. I used beef fillet cut in this recipe, but rib-eye or sirloin could be used instead. The relish can also be made a day ahead of time, stored in the fridge and reheated just before serving. I have listed the amounts for the veg I chose to serve with this but feel free to serve with what you want.

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Ingredients

Olive oil
3 Beef fillet steaks (see note above)
2 Red capsicums, quartered, seeds and membranes removed
1 Large onion, sliced thinly
4 Cloves garlic, crushed
2 Red chilies, finely chopped (I leave a few seeds in.)
50ml Balsamic vinegar
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Corn cobs, trimmed and chopped coarsley
300g Red potatoes, halved and quartered, depending on size
100g Snow peas
150g Asparagus spears
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Method

1. Roast capsicum skin side up, under grill, until skin blisters and blackens. Stand for 5 min’s to cool, peel away skin and slice thinly.

2. Heat a little olive oil in a pan, cook onion and garlic, stirring until soft.

3. Add chillies, vinegar, sugar and capsicum, cook, stirring about 8 Min’s.

4. Meanwhile cook steaks, on an oiled grill plate, or grill or BBQ, until browned on both sides and cooked as desired.

5. Boil, steam or microwave vegetables, until just tender.

6. You can either do the same with potato and just boil or do as I did, which was to only par boil them, drain, sprinkle with paprika and garlic powder and finally roast in pre-heated oven of 180 degrees celsius, until browned and crisp, so take your pick.

To Serve: Place vegetables on plate, place steaks on veg and top each steak with capsicum relish, sprinkle with parsley.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

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This is a great way to turn ordinary ground beef into a gourmet meal, the sauce is delicious and would also go really well with a steak, but if your on a budget and watching the pennies you can’t beat this one. This was the second recipe I made for Sharon123 who is is my group for the recipe swap this month and I am so glad I chose this one. I did a mix of beef broth and brandy in the sauce and I also doubled it, I also had some mushrooms to use up so I added them as well. If you would like to read more reviews on this and view more photos please click here.

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Ingredients

Meat Mixture

1 1/4 lbs Ground beef round
1/2 Teaspoon salt
3 Garlic cloves, crushed
3/4 Cup finely chopped parsley
2 Teaspoons very coarsely cracked black peppercorns
1/4 Teaspoon salt, preferably coarse

Cream Sauce

I doubled the sauce
1/3 Cup beef broth or brandy (I did a mix of both)
1/4 Cup heavy cream
1/2 Tablespoon butter
1 1/2 Tablespoons chopped parsley

Method

1. Mix meat mixture ingredients until well blended.

2. Shape into four 1 1/4-inch thick patties, press pepper into flat sides and let stand 15 minutes.

3. Lightly sprinkle salt over bottom of a large nonstick skillet, place over medium high heat until hot.

4. Add patties and cook until well browned on both sides and no longer pink in centers, about 15 minutes.

If not making the sauce, sprinkle with the parsley and serve.

1. If serving with sauce, remove patties to warm plates.

2. Remove any excess fat in skillet, leaving brown (not burned;) bits.

3. Add brandy or broth and cook and stir until reduced to about 2 Tbls.

4. Add cream and butter, stir over high heat until reduced to 3 Tbls.

To Serve: Spoon sauce over meat and sprinkle with remaining parsley.

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I have been cooking up a storm this weekend as I have started a new recipe swap again this month so I have been making lots of yummy recipes from my team mates. I still have quite a few more of my own recipes to post that I made over the Easter holidays and I will be posting the rest soon. I thought for now I would share some of these other recipes with you as they really good. This first one is so easy to make, as you can just throw it all together and then just leave it to cook. My hubby is the chili lover in our family so whenever I try a new recipe I always rate according to what he says. He loved this one and I found it very good it had just the right amount of heat and was totally delicious. I am the first to rate this one and made as is including adding the jalapeno pepper and I loved the addition of the hot sausage. I served ours topped with sour cream and cheese and it was yummo. To view the original recipe by the chef click here.

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Ingredients

8 Ounces bulk hot sausage (I use Jimmy Dean)
24 Ounces ground chuck (or ground round may be used)
1 (28 ounce) Can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (15 ounce) Can tomato sauce
1/2 Cup chopped onion
1 Jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced (optional)
1 Teaspoons sugar
1 Tablespoons chili powder (can use less)
1 1/2 Teaspoons cumin
1 Teaspoons oregano
1 (30 ounce) Can hot chili beans, undrained (can use mild)
Corn chips (optional)
Shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

Method

1. In large skillet, brown meat. Drain.

2. In slow cooker, combine browned meat and remaining ingredients EXCEPT beans. Stir well.

3. Cook on high setting for 1 hour. Reduce to low and cook 3 hours to allow flavors to blend. You can also let mixture cook on low for 6 to 7 hours.

4. Add chili beans. Cook on low setting for 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

I served ours topped with cheese and sour cream, MMmmm delicious!!!

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This is one of the easiest and best tasting stews I have made in ages, a true winner in my books. We all loved the flavour of this stew and the meat came out superbly tender as it should. I followed the recipe as listed below except for subbing sweet potato instead of regular and I could not get any turnips. If you would like to read more reviews on this one or view more photos please click here.

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1/2 lbs Beef, stewing
10 Ounces mushroom soup, can
7 Ounces tomato sauce
2 Onions, medium, coarsely chopped
10 Ounces water
1 Cup celery, coarsely chopped
1/2 Cup turnip, coarsely chopped
1 Cup carrot, coarsely chopped
1/2 Cup parsnip, coarsely chopped
1/4 Cup mushroom, wild, halved
1/2 Cup potato, coarsley chopped
1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
1 Teaspoon pepper, black, fresh ground
1 Teaspoon salt
1/8 Teaspoon thyme
1/8 Cup parsley, chopped (garnish)

Method

1. Combine the uncooked meat, soups, water and tomato sauce in pot.

2. Place pot in oven, uncovered and cook for 2 hours, at 325 degrees .

3. Now add all your vegetables and seasonings, cover pot and cook for an additional hour or until the vegetables are tender.

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This is not really a pie in the traditional sense of the term as it is only topped with pastry rather than being encased in it. We have been trying to watch our carbs but my hubby loves his meat pie so this way he can enjoy it without total guilt. Both my hubby and my son love this one and feel free to make it as a pie if you want. You will have to cook the pastry shell off first though as it is not cooked long in the oven as I cook the meat on the stove to make it tender.

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Ingredients

Olive oil
1 Onion, chopped finely
180g Mushrooms, sliced thinly
450g Beef steak, cubed
1 Small carrot, diced
1 Teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 Cup corn kernels
1 Cup Guinness (or other dark stout)
3/4 Cup peas
1 Tablespoon tomato paste
1 Tablespoon tomato sauce
2 Teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 Teaspoon dried thyme
1 Cup water
2 Teaspoons beef stock granules
1 Tablespoon cornflour mixed with a little water
1 Egg, slightly beaten
1 Sheet puff pastry

Method

1. Heat a small amount of olive oil in a pan over a medium heat, add onion and mushrooms cook until soft and mushrooms slightly browned, set to one side.

2.In the same pan add a little extra oil, add beef, cook turning meat to brown beef, return onion and mushroom mix.

3. Add the remaining ingredients except for egg and puff pastry, stir to combine everything, turn heat down, simmer covered for about 35-45 Min’s, stirring occasionally to tenderize meat. While meat is cooking pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius.

4. Roll out pastry sheet, I make mine in 2 individual pie dishes but you can make yours in one if you wish. I do usually have left over pastry which I make either a fruit or jam tart out of.

5. Divide meat mix between 2 oven proof dishes, place pastry over the top, trim edges and brush with egg.

6. Place pies in oven and bake for approx 20 Min’s until pastry top is browned.

Serve immediately

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