Spiced Hereford Beef and Chilli Blinis

These spiced beef and chilli blinis are quick and easy to make, meaning they’re a great option for when you have guests around.

Serves: 32 blinis

Total time (prep and cooking): 30 minutes


  • 675g/1½lb lean sirloin or rump steak
  • 30ml/2tbsp paprika powder
  • 10ml/2tsp mild chilli powder
  • 15ml/1tbsp ground cumin powder
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 45ml/3tbsp olive oil
  • 2 x 162g packs prepared blinis (available at all good supermarkets in the chiller section)
  • 30ml/2tbsp prepared tomato chutney
  • 30ml/2tbsp prepared guacamole
  • Extra paprika powder, to taste


  • In a small bowl, combine the spice ingredients and the olive oil together.
  • Place the steaks on a chopping board and brush the spice mixture over both sides. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for up to 1 hour.
  • Transfer the steaks to a grill pan and cook under a moderate preheated grill according to your preference. Alternatively, cook the steaks in a hot griddle pan.
  • Meanwhile warm the blinis in an oven according to the packet instructions then spread evenly with the tomato chutney.
  • Cut the steak into small strips, arrange evenly over the blinis and top with a little guacamole then garnish with the extra paprika powder.
  • Serve as party nibbles or starters.