Hereford Steak with Balsamic Sauce

Take advantage of some quiet time together with this perfect meal for two. Make it really special by using the best fillet steak.

Feeds: 2 People

Time to cook:

Based on a 2cm (3/4 inch) steak:

Rare: 2 1⁄2 minutes on each side
Medium: 4 minutes on each side
Well done: 6 minutes on each side




2 lean beef sirloin, rib-eye, rump, or fillet steaks
15-30ml(1-2tbsp) olive oil
Salt and pepper
60ml (4tbsp) good, aged balsamic vinegar
50g (2 oz) butter, cubed
Fresh chives, to garnish, optional.


Heat the oil in a medium non-stick pan.
Season the steaks and cook according to preference.
Remove the steaks from the pan and keep warm.

Stir in the balsamic vinegar and whisk in the butter, a little at a time until the sauce is smooth and glossy.


Arrange the steaks on a plate, garnish with chives, if used, and serve with the sauce, new or rosti potatoes and seasonal vegetables.


Increase the cooking time by 1 – 2 minutes on each side if using fillet steaks.