Main content

Steak and Mushroom Ragu

You can vary this recipe by adding sliced red chillies to the mushroom sauce. Fry quickly with the garlic to soften.

... Read more.


  • 800 g rump Ask your butcher to cut 1 steak (5-6cm thick) weighing 800g

  • 6 chopped Garlic Cloves

  • 500 g mixed sliced Mushrooms swiss brown, oyster, enoki etc

  • 1 Bag washed spinach

  • 1 bunch Thyme

  • 0.5 cup vegetable stock

  • 0.5 cup white wine

  • 1 tablespoon Cornflour

  • 30 g Butter

  • Olive Oil

  • Salt

  • Pepper


  • 1.

    Place rump and about 1/3 of the chopped garlic in a plastic bag and add a big slurp of olive oil ,salt and pepper .

  • 2.

    Close the bag and massage the oil into the steak.

  • 3.

    Allow to rest out of the fridge for half an hour or place in fridge if leaving for a longer period.

  • 4.

    Heat the BBQ about 20 minutes before you wish to start the cooking to ensure plate is well heated.

  • 5.

    Place the steak on the grill and cook 5 to 6 minutes on each side.

  • 6.

    Leave a few extra minutes if you like your meat more than medium rare.

  • 7.

    Meat should feel springy to touch when squeezed with the tongs.

  • 8.

    Remove meat and cover loosely with foil and allow to rest 10 minutes .

  • 9.

    While the meat is resting prepare spinach and mushrooms.

  • 10.

    Heat a heavy based non-stick frypan on the BBQ plate, add half the remaining garlic and a dash of oil.

  • 11.

    Add spinach leaves and wilt quickly , tossing in garlic and oil, remove from pan and cover the base of a serving platter.

  • 12.

    Re-heat pan, add dash of oil and knob of butter.

  • 13.

    When the butter is foaming add the remaining garlic and cook briefly until fragrant.

  • 14.

    Then add mushrooms and toss well.

  • 15.

    Keep moving in the pan until the mushrooms have collapsed.

  • 16.

    Add sprigs of thyme to taste.

  • 17.

    Mix together stock, wine and cornflour and gradually add to the pan to amalgamate with the mushroom juices to create a sauce consistency( you probably won’t need the whole quantity ).

  • 18.

    Add a knob of butter to slightly thicken the sauce and to give it gloss.

  • 19.

    Add salt and pepper to taste.

  • 20.

    Unwrap steak, reserve juices to add to sauce.

  • 21.

    Slice the steak in thin slices diagonally against the grain.

  • 22.

    Place slices of steak on top of the spinach bed, pour mushrooms evenly over the top.

  • 23.

    Place in the centre of the table with large servers and enjoy.

» Metric Converter


Sign Out

Click to Rate

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

0 0 0 0 0
Average Rating
1 comment • 0 ratings
Please login to comment
Posted by Report
*** you Renee.