Sully’s Steak

Sully’s Steak

Sully of Sully Design, our web design company, has kindly shared this delicious, simple recipe. He says “This is perfect for a relaxed Saturday night in, meal for two. Just put the kids to bed and pour a couple of glasses of wine to enjoy together whilst you cook.” The great thing about this recipe is that you really don’t need to weigh exact amounts, just measure with handfuls and dollops!



Prep time: Do it as you go Cook time: About an hour
Serves 2
175°C (Fan Oven)

  • Sweet potatoes2 or 3 sweet potatoes, depending on size and how hungry you are
  • olive oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • couple of handfuls of chestnut (or your own favourite) mushrooms, sliced
  • crème fraîche, couple of dollops (tablespoons)
  • Dijon mustard, small dollop (half a teaspoon)
  • frozen green beans, couple of handfuls per serving
  • 2 cloves of garlic, very thinly sliced
  • sirloin (or your favourite) steak

Mushrooms1. Preheat oven to 175°C.

2. Wash the sweet potatoes and cut in half lengthways and then into wedges. Put into an ovenproof dish with a glug of olive oil, salt & pepper and give a good mix. Put in oven for about half an hour or until cooked. Once cooked, remove from oven and set aside as we are going to put them back in the oven later when we cook the steak. This gives the skins a lovely, chewy texture.

3. Add the sliced onion and mushrooms to a frying pan with a drizzle of olive oil and some salt & pepper. Cook gently over a medium heat for 10 minutes or so until lightly coloured. Then add a couple of dollops of crème fraîche and enough Dijon mustard to taste (start at half a teaspoon). Keep this warm over a low heat adding a splash of water if needed.

Green beans4. Add the frozen green beans with a glug of olive oil to a large pan over a medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until defrosted and all the liquid has evaporated. Then add the sliced garlic. Turn the heat down and cook until they start to colour (about 5 minutes or so).

5. While the beans are cooking it’s time to get your steak on and put the sweet potatoes back in the oven. Season your steaks with salt & pepper, give them a good whack to tenderise then rub the steaks with olive oil.

6. Get your frying pan nice and hot over a high heat then add your steaks, turning them every minute (I like my steak medium rare, which usually takes 5 or 6 minutes). Once cooked, remove from pan and allow to rest on a chopping board for a couple of minutes.

7. While the steak is resting, get the sweet potatoes out of the oven and put in a side dish. Check your mushrooms, add a splash of water if needed. Divide the beans between two plates. Slice your steaks about a cm thick and put on top of the beans. Spoon over some of the mushroom sauce (I like to put the remaining mushroom sauce in a side dish for dunking).

8. Pour some wine and enjoy!

Sully's steak