Braised Steak in Rich Gravy

How to make Braised Steak in Rich Gravy.


  • 4 braising steaks
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, cut into 12 wedges
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 500ml beef stock
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp chopped thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1⁄2 mustard powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C.
  2. Season the steaks well, heat a tbsp of oil in a large pan, and fry the steaks for a couple of minutes on each side.
  3. Transfer to a casserole dish.
  4. Return the pan to the hob, and gently fry the onion and garlic for a few minutes to soften, then transfer to the casserole dish.
  5. Pour over the stock, add the tomato puree and herbs, then bring to a boil before covering and popping in the oven for 90 minutes.
  6. Mix the cornflour and mustard with a little water, and stir into the casserole before checking the seasoning.
  7. Remove the casserole from the oven, uncover, and heat on the hob for a few minutes to thicken the gravy and reduce.
  8. Transfer the steaks to warmed plates, spoon over the gravy, and serve with chunky chips.
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