Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mum’s Steak Dinner

You will notice on this site there a few recipes that I have stolen from my Mum. This is another one of those. This steak dish has maximum impact for minimal effort. In fact, Luke asked me how to make it recently and I refused to share it as it is a dinner I make when I want to treat him. With very few ingredients and preparation time you are bound to impress your guests. The only change I have made to my mums is that I have added a touch of red wine (but don’t worry it doesn’t over power the meat)

I hope you enjoy this tender and delicious dish.

300g Good quality steak suitable for baking
1 Packet French onion soup mix
1 Can diced tomatoes
Roughly 1 cup red wine

Pre heat oven to 200-220 degrees
In an ovenproof dish pour red wine to cover bottom of dish. Depending on the size of your dish this amount will vary. You only want it 1-2mm deep.
Place steak on top
Cover with soup mix then tomatoes so all meat is covered
Cover with tin foil and bake for at least 1 hour but preferably 1.5 – 2 (the longer you cook, the more tender it becomes)
The only thing you MUST do with this dish is ensure there is enough liquid. If it dries out it becomes tough so check regularly and if it is drying out add a little beef stock and continue to bake.

That easy! Serve with some mashed sweet potato or baked veggies.



  1. thanks for the recipe. will try it out. =)

  2. Thanks Kathleen. I made it for dinner tonight and it was delicious. You won't be disappointed!