Sliced braised silverside steak on wooden board with vegetables

Combine old-school cooking with modern techniques and flavours with this braised silverside steak recipe. It’s juicy, hearty and the perfect weekend meal. Photo by amirali mirhashemian on Unsplash

Braised silverside steak: Make something hearty and special

Combine old-school cooking with modern techniques and flavours with this braised silverside steak recipe. It’s juicy, hearty and the perfect weekend meal.

Sliced braised silverside steak on wooden board with vegetables

Combine old-school cooking with modern techniques and flavours with this braised silverside steak recipe. It’s juicy, hearty and the perfect weekend meal. Photo by amirali mirhashemian on Unsplash

Family dinner can be simple and quick but sometimes you want to make something special. Often, we take inspiration what the professional chefs do and it’s often simpler than you think. This old-school braised silverside steak recipe gives you a great opportunity to prepare something amazing for your family. This recipe is also great for weekend lunches and dinner party.

Braised silverside steak tips

The easy part for this recipe is a simple marinade which you will be making with onions, garlic, red wine and brown sugar. The sugar will help brown and caramelize the steak when you fry it. Don’t brown the steak too long as you just want colour and then braise it, covered, on the stove until tender. You can add carrots and other vegetables like green beans into the liquid too. The bacon and pork belly add the most amazing flavours to go along with it.

Combine old-school cooking with modern techniques and flavours with this braised silverside steak recipe. It’s juicy, hearty and the perfect weekend meal.

Braised silverside steak recipe

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Recipe by Gary Dunn Course: MainCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

2

hours 
Total time

2

hours 

20

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 kg whole silverside steak

  • 125 g speck (smoked pork belly)

  • black pepper

  • 250 g bacon

  • 7 ml salt

  • 25 ml olive oil

  • Marindade
  • 25 ml olive oil

  • 2 onions, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic crushed

  • 500 ml dry red wine

  • 10 g brown sugar

Method

  • Mix the marinade ingredients together.
  • Cut the speck into 5mm strips and layer the meat.
  • Add meat to the marinade and leave overnight in the fridge.
  • Remove the meat from the marinade, make 4 equal cuts in the surface of the rmeat and place bacon bits into the cuts.
  • Secure with string to form a roll.
  • Sprinkle the steak with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and brown meat on both sides.
  • Rduce the heat and add remaining warmed marinade.
  • Cover the pot and simmer until tender.

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