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Peppered Beef with Beetroot Salsa

Recipe posted on: 3 August 2010

Peppered Beef with Beetroot Salsa

Recipe information

Serves: 4
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes

Recipe nutrition

Calories: 415
Carbs: 13.4 grams
Protein: 38.9 grams
Fat: 23.7 grams

This recipe is rich in flavour and healthy nutrients - vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The beetroot salsa is the perfect accompaniment to the beef.


  • 4 x 100g organic beef leg steaks
  • 12 organic asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 150g organic snow peas, cut julienne
  • 1 red capsicum, halved and cut lengthwise
  • 1 bunch rocket
  • 1/2 bunch watercress leaves
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup tahini dressing
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Ingredients - Beetroot Salsa

  • 2 large beetroots, quartered
  • 1 Tspn extra virgin, cold pressed olive oil
  • 1 Tspn balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped finely

Method - Beetroot Salsa

  1. Wrap beetroot pieces in foil and place on an oven tray.
  2. Roast beetroot at 200°C for about 50-60 minutes, or until the beetroot are tender.
  3. Remove beetroot from oven and remove foil.
  4. When cooled enough, remove skin from beetroot, by peeling it off.
  5. Cut beetroot into small cubes (5mm).
  6. Combine the rest of the ingredients with the beetroot pieces in a small bowl and set aside.

Method - Peppered Beef

  1. Brush beef steaks with some of the olive oil and sprinkle with the cracked black pepper.
  2. Char grill steaks over medium to high heat for 2-3 minutes each side, or until cooked enough.
  3. Rest the beef, loosely covered with the foil that was used to cook the beetroot, in the oven, for about 10 minutes.
  4. Once rested, cut each steaks across the grain, into three pieces.
  5. Blanch the asparagus, snow peas and capsicum in boiling, salted water for about 1-2 minutes.
  6. Remove the vegetables and allow to drain on absorbent paper.
  7. Tear up rocket and watercress leaves into a large bowl.
  8. Add olive oil and lemon juice to rocket and watercress, season with salt to taste and toss gently.
  9. Place some of the rocket equally into 4 plates.
  10. Top the rocket with the snow peas, asparagus, capsicum and the beef strips.
  11. Spoon the beetroot salsa over the top.
  12. Drizzle the tahini dressing over the top of everything and serve warm.

Try to buy organic beef, as contains more of the vitamins and minerals you need, but it has none of the chemicals or antibiotics and other nasties that non-organic beef contains. Enjoy meat in moderation.

  Nutrition Information Amount % Daily
Calories 415 20.8%
Calories from fat 213 51.3%
Total fat 23.7 g 31.5%
Saturated fat 4.9 g 21.9%
Cholesterol 89 mg 28.9%
Sodium 254 mg 10.6%
Carbohydrate 13.4 g 6.0%
Dietary fibre 5.7 g 19.0%
Sugars 3.0 g n/a
Protein 38.9 g 25.9%
The % daily values are based on a diet of 2000 calories per day
These are approximate values.


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