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

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

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


  • 2 lean beef sirloin, rib-eye, rump, or fillet steaks
  • 15-30ml(1-2tbsp) olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 60ml (4tbsp) 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.