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The picture unfortunately does not do the meal justice, But, believe me it was delicious. And there is a good reason for the quickly executed photo – it was 35 degrees in the shade at 19h and I did not want to wait around as everything, including me, was melting. Not, that steak can melt, of course, but I am sure you get the picture.

I used faux filet, about 2 1/2cm thick (1 inch) from my butcher but any good steak would work.

Serves 4


2 tablespoons (30ml) mustard powder
2 tablespoons (30ml) braai / barbecue spice
1/4 cup (60ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
4 faux filet or rump steaks, 2 1/2cm (1″) thick
3 tablespoons (45g) butter
1 medium onion, finely chopped
125g (4oz) bacon, cut into small pieces
125g (4oz) button mushrooms, quartered
1 cup (250ml) cream or milk
2 tablespoons (30ml) flour
1/4 cup (60ml) chutney


Mix all the marinade ingredients together
Pour the marinade over the meat and marinade for 3 to 4 hours or up to 2 days (I use a zip lock bag)
Melt the butter in a pan over medium high heat
Add the onion, bacon and mushrooms and sauté until lightly golden
Add the remaining ingredients
Stir over medium heat for about 6 minutes until sauce thickens
Heat the BBQ, remove the meat from the marinade and cook according to your preference (about 5 minutes for medium rare)
Serve the steaks with the sauce, french fries and a green salad