Caramelised Balsamic Steaks Caramelised Balsamic Steaks

Caramelised Balsamic Steaks

A great mid week steak supper dish that is ready in under 20 minutes with a marinade made with balsamic vinegar, sugar, garlic, fresh rosemary and seasoning.

prep time
5 mins

cook time
15 minutes

2 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


  • 2 lean sirloin, rib eye or flat iron steaks
  • For the Balsamic Marinade:

  • 2 tablespoons good quality balsamic or red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon muscovado or dark brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped or crushed or 5ml/1tsp garlic purée
  • 1 large sprig freshly chopped rosemary
  • 1-2 teaspoons mild chilli powder


  1. In a large non-metallic dish, mix all the marinade ingredients together. Place the steaks in the marinade and coat on both sides. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours or, if time allows, overnight, turning once.
  2. Remove the steaks from the marinade and cook under a preheated moderate grill or on a prepared barbecue according to your preference. Set aside to rest on a warm plate.
  3. Serve the steaks with saute mushrooms and onions and potato wedges.


Ask your butcher about flat-iron steaks, they are a tasty and less expensive cut.