Caramelised Chilli Beef Steaks Caramelised Chilli Beef Steaks

Caramelised Chilli Beef Steaks

Quick but impressive meal for two. Sirloin, rib eye or rump steaks with a chilli glaze.

prep time
5 mins

cook time
12 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, rump or rib-eye steaks
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 shallots, peeled and sliced
  • 1-2 teaspoons dried chilli flakes
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons soft brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cold water


  1. Prepare the chilli dressing; heat half the oil in a large shallow frying pan and cook the garlic, shallots and chilli for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add the soy sauce, sugar and water. Cook for 2-3 minutes until slightly syrupy and set aside.
  3. Heat a medium-sized griddle or frying pan, brush the steaks with the remaining oil on both sides and cook according to your preference. Leave to rest for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Slice the beef on the diagonal and arrange over vegetable rice. Pour over the sauce and serve immediately with a green salad.