African Char-grilled Beef

  • Serves 4
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cooking Time 15 mins
African Char-grilled Beef


  • Serves 4

Spiced beans

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  1. Place the blade steaks on a tray while you make the marinade.
  2. Place the pineapple, garlic, peanuts, paprika and 1 tablespoon of oil into a blender or food processor, and blend to a smooth paste. Spoon half the marinade over the steaks and marinate for 30 minutes in the fridge. Reserve the remaining marinade for serving.
  3. Blanch broccoli in boiling water for 1 minute, then refresh in iced water. Drain and char grill for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  4. For spiced beans, heat the oil in a frying pan over low-medium heat and cook the garlic for around 1 minute, until fragrant but not brown. Add the capsicum and cook for 2-3 minutes, and then add the beans, lemon juice and paprika and toss to warm through. Season to taste and fold the parsley through before serving.
  5. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan and cook the steaks for 3 minutes each side for medium. The mixture will catch a little in the pan, but it makes a delicious crust on the beef.


  1. For a more textural marinade, finely chop the ingredients or pound them in a mortar and pestle.
  2. To save time, drain a tin of pineapple instead of using a fresh one.
  3. Try swapping the blade steaks for rump, sirloin or veal schnitzels.

Switch to make: African Chargrilled beef skewers

Dice beef and place on skewers, marinade and chargrill as per the recipe. Serve with lemon wedges and cayenne pepper to sprinkle, if desired.