A plate serving balsamic beef with beetroot & rocket

Balsamic beef with beetroot & rocket

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 2

Combine the rich flavours of balsamic and beetroot in a healthy beef dish that feels indulgent yet is low fat, low calorie and contains three of your five-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free


  • kcal284
  • fat9g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre9g
  • protein27g
  • salt0.6g
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  • 240g beef sirloin, fat trimmed
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    Balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

    bal-sam-ick vin-ee-gah

    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • 2 tsp thyme leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, 1 finely grated, 1 sliced
  • 2 tsp rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 2 red onions, halved and sliced
  • 175g fine beans, trimmed
  • 2 cooked beetroot, halved and cut into wedges
  • 6 pitted Kalamata olives, quartered
  • 2 handfuls rocket



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…


  1. Beat the steak with a rolling pin until it is about the thickness of two £1 coins, then cut into two equal pieces. In a bowl, mix the balsamic, thyme, grated garlic, half the oil and a grinding of black pepper. Place the steaks in the marinade and set aside.

  2. Heat the remaining 1 tsp oil in a large non-stick frying pan, and fry the onions and garlic for 8-10 mins, stirring frequently, until soft and starting to brown. Meanwhile, steam the beans for 4-6 mins or until just tender.

  3. Push the onion mixture to one side in the pan. Lift the steaks from the bowl, shake off any excess marinade, and sear in the pan for 2½-3 mins, turning once, until cooked but still a little pink inside. Pile the beans onto plates and place the steaks on top. Add the beetroot wedges, olives and remaining marinade to the pan and cook briefly to heat through, then spoon on top and around the steaks. Add the rocket and serve.

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16th Jan, 2018
The time I spent making this I could have better spent quitting my diet and ordering pizza.
19th Aug, 2017
Tasty, quick dish. I just used minute steak as that was what I had. Next time I wouldn't put the garlic in at the same time as the onions as it burnt and went bitter. I also had some tenderstem broccoli so steamed that with the beans. Delicious, will make again.
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