Minute Steak

Background

Very simply, a minute steak is a very thin — usually 1/4 inch thick — cut of boneless, tenderised beef, most often cut from the sirloin. Because they’re so thin, they cook evenly and quickly in, would you believe it, 4 minutes — despite the name! The low cooking time and the fact that its been tenderised or pounded (which means it can be made from cheaper cuts of meat) mean that it’s become a favourite of home cooks everywhere!

Ingredients for Minute Steak

Serves 2
  • 2 Minute Steaks
  • 2 x tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

How to prepare Minute Steak

  • Take out of refrigerator and allow to rise to room temperature for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • Lightly season with both Salt and Pepper. You don’t want to over to the seasoning because it’s such a thin cut.
  • Place a heavy pan or skillet over a medium high temperature and add a table spoon of olive oil

How to cook Minute Steak

  1. Place minute steak on the pan
  2. Cook on one side for 2 minutes
  3. Flip the minute steak over and cook other side for another 2 minutes until both sides are browned
  4. Remove steak and add two 1 cm cubes of butter to the pan and mix with steak remains to form a juice
  5. Drizzle juices over steaks when serving.
  6. Transfer skillet from your hob to the middle shelf of your preheated oven

What to serve with Minute Steak

We recommend serving your minute steak with a simple béarnaise sauce, rocket salad and fries!