This One Pan Easy Beef Steak Caracas Style is a truly 15 minutes dish from start to finish. The steak is juicy, flavoursome and succulent thanks to the combination of the warm spices, dried herbs and Worcester sauce from the marinate, add to that soft buttery onions, grilled tomatoes infused with the flavours left in the pan from the steak, good extra virgin olive oil and fresh herbs, I mean this is steak heaven on a plate!
Check out the video to see how I make this delicious recipe, and below you can print the recipe.
I served it in true Venezuelan style with some boiled cassava sprinkled with more chopped coriander, but you can serve it with anything you like, from chips, rice, mash or a simple green leaf salad.
And this recipe is so easy and quick to make that is one of my favourite recipes for mid week meals, and if you’re cooking for a crowd this is one of the best recipes to up the quantities without any hassle whatsoever.
Needless to say this recipe is amazing when done in a BBQ. You can even chard grill the cassava directly on the BBQ after boiling it, bearing in mind you let it rest out of the water for a bit so it dries a little. The flavour of cassava done this way is just amazing.
Otherwise you can also make it with some cassava chips like in my recipe Fried Cassava Chips recipe. If you like potato chips then you’re going to love Cassava chips, they are 10 times crispier and fluffier than any potato chips you’ve ever tried, hands down!
This is a truly 15 minutes dish from start to finish. The steak is juicy, flavoursome and succulent thanks to the combination of the warm spices, dried herbs and Worcester sauce from the marinate, add to that soft buttery onions, grilled tomatoes infused with the flavours left in the pan from the steak, good extra virgin olive oil and fresh herbs, I mean this is steak heaven on a plate!
- 1 Tomato
- 1 small Onion
- 1 Spring onion (optional)
- 1 Beef steak
- 1/2 handful Fresh Coriander (you can also use Parsley or Chives)
- 1/4 tsp Ground Cumin
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp Dried garlic
- 1 tbp Worcester sauce
- Extra virgin olive for drizzling on top
- Olive oil for drizzling before cooking
- 1 knob Butter
So the first thing to do is to season the steak, and for this I’m using my go to marinate made of dried oregano, ground Cumin, salt, black pepper, Worcester sauce and dried Garlic.
Rub the steak and leave it to marinate. If you can leave it overnight even better!
The next thing is to prep the veggies by slicing the onion In thinesh slices. Then the tomato in approx. 0.5cm slices. You might find it easier to slice the tomato using a serrated Knife. Then leave aside to use later.
Also slice the spring onion if using, but I think it adds more flavour to the overall dish.
Once the veggies are prep, add some olive oil to the steak and place it in a hot grill pan or skillet. Leave the steak to cook according to your liking. My steak was just under 1cm thick and I left around 2 minutes on one side and 1 minute on the other so it was pink in the middle.
Once the steak is done, put it on a plate and cover it with aluminium foil so it rests.
In the meantime to the same grill or skillet add the onions and Spring onions with some olive oil and a knob of butter and cook until the onions are brown.
Once the onions are cooked remove from the pan and add the tomato slices cooking them for a minute and half on each side so they are slightly soft.
Chop some Coriander leaves to sprinkle on top. If you don’t like coriander you can use parsley or chives.
Once this is done let’s start to assemble the dish, starting by placing the steak in the middle of the plate with all its delicious juices, you don't want to leave them behind as these are liquid gold!
Then add the onions and spring onions covering all the steak. Then add the tomato slices again covering all the onions.
Season the tomatoes with some sea salt and black pepper. This is very important to do otherwise you’ll have bland tomatoes.
Drizzle some good quality extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle some of the chopped coriander.
Serve and enjoy!!
- If you leave the meat in the fridge overnight, a great tip is to take it out Of the fridge at least 30 minutes before cooking,this will ensure your meat is at room temperature making it softer and juicer when cooked.
ONE PAN EASY BEEF STEAK CARACAS STYLE – A TRUE CARACAS CUISINE DISH
Talking broadly you can say the Caracas’ cuisine is where Caribbean cuisine stops and South American cuisine starts. Yeap is really like this.
Earlier this week I posted a video in my Youtube Channel talking about the difference between Latin American and Caribbean food, if you would like to check it out here’s the link Latin American & Caribbean Cuisine Explained.
I started the video saying that to understand these two cuisines we need it to understand America’s geography, and when I say America I don’t mean USA, I mean the American Continent and Caribbean Islands.
Going in more detail geography wise, Caracas is literally located in the middle of Venezuela horizontally wise and in the North vertically wise, at the point where Caribbean influenced cuisine starts to fade and South American food starts to take over, and this One Pan Easy Beef Steak Caracas Style is a classic example of this.
Beef steak and caramelised or cooked onions are classic in South American cooking, where as tomatoes and fresh coriander goes more towards a Caribbean style of cooking. Yet all of the ingredients match and work together to create a delicious and well balanced plate of food.
I hope you enjoy making this easy beef steak recipe, if you make it come back rate it and leave your comments! See you next week with another delicious recipes…
HAPPY COOKING! 🙂