Fiery Steaks Fiery Steaks

Fiery Steaks

Our fiery steaks recipe uses thin cut beef steaks, are quick to cook and full of flavour. They are pan-fried and served with a spicy, piquant tomato sauce made with red onions, chopped tomatoes, chilli sauce, fresh thyme leaves and a pinch of sugar. A perfect mid-week meal option.

prep time
10 mins

cook time
5 minutes

4 people

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  • 4 thin cut beef steaks
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 x 227g can chopped tomatoes
  • 15ml/1tbsp freshly chopped thyme leaves
  • 10ml/2tsp good hot chilli sauce
  • From the Store Cupboard:
  • 30ml/2tbsp rapeseed or olive oil
  • 5ml/1tsp white sugar
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper


  1. Heat the half the oil in a non-stick pan, add the onion and cook over a medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until soft.
  2. Add the tomatoes, sugar, thyme and chilli sauce. Cook for 2-3 minutes (for medium). Season.
  3. Heat the remaining oil in a clean non-stick frying pan.
  4. Place the steaks on a chopping board and season on both sides.
  5. Cook the steaks for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  6. Serve the steaks with the sauce, sauté potatoes and seasonal vegetables.


If preferred replace the thin cut steaks with sirloin, rump or rib-eye steaks and cook according to your preference using the timings below: (Based on a 2cm/¾-in thick steak): Rare: 2½ minutes on each side Medium: 4 minutes on each side Well done: 6 minutes on each side