Spiced Welsh Beef Rib Eye Steak with chunky rustic BBQ sauce

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Sunday 7th June 2015


  • 2 Welsh beef rib eye steaks (could use sirloin or rump)
  • ½tsp cumin seeds
  • ½tsp dried cumin
  • ½tsp coriander seeds
  • ½tsp dried coriander
  • ½tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Seasoning

For the BBQ sauce:

  • 1tbsp oil
  • 1 small onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 small eating apple, peeled, cored and thickly sliced
  • 1 small red pepper, deseeded and thickly sliced
  • 400g approx can pineapple rings and the natural juice
  • 2 gherkins, chopped
  • 1tbsp vinegar from gherkin jar
  • 1tbsp brown ketchup/sauce
  • 2tbsp tomato ketchup


  1. Place all spices, garlic and seasoning in a pestle and mortar (or use a small dish and wooden spoon or rolling pin) and lightly ‘pound' together to break down spice seeds and garlic.
  2. Place steaks in a shallow dish, sprinkle over the spice mixture and rub into the steaks to cover and coat.
  3. Leave covered until ready to cook.
  4. Make BBQ sauce: Place oil, onion, apple and pepper into a pan and lightly cook together for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add all remaining ingredients, bring to the boil and then simmer for about 15 minutes until vegetables have softened slightly.
  6. Cook steaks on a hot preheated BBQ, grill or griddle for about 3 minutes each side for rare, 4 minutes each side for medium.
  7. Serve steaks with chunky rustic BBQ sauce, mixed green salad and chunky potato wedges.

Recipe Information

Serves 2
Calories 364 kcals
Cooking Time

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 364 kcal
  • Energy 1534kj
  • Fat 11.0g
  • Saturates 2.6g
  • Salt 2.22g
  • Iron 5.26mg
  • 5-a-day 3

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