Beef Steaks with Lime, Tomatoes and Anchovies Beef Steaks with Lime, Tomatoes and Anchovies

Beef Steaks with Lime, Tomatoes and Anchovies

A great barbecue steak recipe with a tomato based sauce with anchovies and limes.

prep time
25 mins

cook time
10 minutes

4 people

Based on a 2cm thick steak

To Cook Rare: 2½ minutes on each side

To Cook Medium: 4 minutes on each side

To Cook Well Done: 6 minutes on each side

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  • Carbs


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  • Fibre


  • Protein


  • Salt



  • 4 lean beef sirloin, rump, fillet or thin cut/sizzle steaks
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 3 medium plum tomatoes, skinned, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 x 30g can anchovies in oil, drained and finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • Extra lime wedges, to garnish

  • For the Black Bean Salsa:
  • 100g canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 small ripe tomatoes, skinned, deseeded and diced
  • ½ yellow pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 small red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 small handful freshly chopped coriander
  • Juice of 1 lime


  1. Place the steaks in a large, non-metallic shallow dish. Add the lime zest and juice and seasoning. Coat the steaks on both sides. Cover and leave to stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan on the hob or barbecue and cook the tomatoes, spring onions, garlic and anchovies for 1-2 minutes. . Add the water and simmer for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Remove and set aside.
  3. To make the salsa; combine all the ingredients in a bowl and season.
  4. Cook the steaks on a preheated moderate grill or prepared barbecue according to your preference. If using fillet steaks increase the cooking time to an additional 1-2 minutes on each side. For thin cut/sizzle steaks, cook for 2-3 minutes on each side (for medium).
  5. Serve the steaks with the sauce and the salsa.


Canned black beans are available from larger supermarkets in the health food section. Canned red kidney beans may be used as an alternative.