Recipe: Bbq Cola Beef

BBQ COLA BEEF

Marinades for steaks don't come much better than this recipe. Using a can of coke this beef steak marinade is sweet, sticky, smoky and just plain awesome. The sugar and fizz from the cola tenderises the beef and creates something that is screaming out to be thrown on a searingly hot BBQ grill. Served with a cool looking baked potato and cob of sweetcorn it will become a BBQ favourite of yours... just the same as it has for us. Served with a cool looking baked potato and cob of sweetcorn it will become a BBQ favourite of yours... just the same as it has for us.

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion
  • 1 glug olive oil
  • 1 red chilli
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 330 ml fizzy cola
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 squeeze tomato purée
  • 4 beef steaks
  • 4 corn on the cobs
  • 1 knob butter
  • 2 large baking potatoes
fry the onions & chilli

Step 1

Fry The Onions & Chilli

Peel and slice the onion and fry in a hot frying pan with the oil for 2 minutes. Deseed and dice the chilli and peel and crush the garlic and add to the onions and cook for a few minutes.

add the spices

Step 2

Add The Spices

Add the paprika, soy sauce and tomato purée to the pan, stir and then take off the heat and leave to cool slightly.

marinade the steak

Step 3

Marinade The Steak

Pour the cold coke into the ovenproof dish and use the marinade to submerge your beef steaks in. Leave to marinade in a covered container overnight in the fridge.

bake the potatoes

Step 4

Bake The Potatoes

Slice the baking potatoes in half and score across the flat side both ways to form a criss-cross. Place the potatoes in a baking tray, drizzle with oil, salt and pepper and place in the oven for 40 minutes.

bake the corn

Step 5

Bake The Corn

Wrap each corn on the cob in foil with a knob of butter, salt and pepper. Bake the corn in the oven once the potatoes have been in for 40 minutes. The corn and potatoes will need another 20 minutes.

reduce the marinade

Step 6

Reduce The Marinade

Wipe off any excess sauce from the beef and pour the remaining marinade into a saucepan and heat to reduce a little.

grill the steak

Step 7

Grill The Steak

Heat up the griddle pan or BBQ for the steaks and preheat the oven to 180ºC. Put the steak on the hot griddle pan and cook on both sides for a few minutes, depending on how you like it cooked, and leave to rest for 2 minutes.

serve everything up!

Step 8

Serve Everything Up!

Serve the steak with a drizzle of sauce on top with the corn on the cob and the roasted potato half. Serves 4.

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