Texan Ranch Bavette Steak
Clock Image
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Bavette steak is also known as the butcher's cut because butchers used to snaffle them before their customers could get a look in. These juicy steaks are delicious eaten with roasted squash and a riot of lime soaked tomatoes.
This recipe is a:
See this week's box.
Recipe Box Recipe Main Image
763 kcal
(per portion)
Ingredients you'll need
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tsp demerara sugar
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 250g heirloom tomatoes
  • 2 bavette steaks
  • 50g sweet salad mix
From your kitchen
  • 1 tsp + 2tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp cold water
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Peel the squash, halve and scoop out the seeds. Chop into bite-sized chunks. Tumble onto a baking tray. Drizzle with 1 tbsp oil and season. Slide into the oven to roast for 30 mins till softened and slightly crispy.

  • 2.

    Meanwhile, peel and grate the garlic into a large bowl. Pour 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce into the bowl. Add 2 tsp sugar. Zest in the lime. Add 1 tsp smoked paprika and 4 tbsp cold water. Whisk together. Set aside.

  • 3.

    Cut the tomatoes in half. Pop them in a bowl or dish. Juice the lime. Whisk with 1 tsp oil and 1 tsp sugar. Pour over the tomatoes. Turn to coat them in the lime dressing. Set aside.

  • 4.

    Rub ½ tbsp oil into each steak and season generously. Heat a frying pan for 1-2 mins. Place the steaks in the pan. Cook for 3-5 mins on each side depending on the thickness of the steaks and how well done you like them.

  • 5.

    Place the steaks on a plate and loosely cover with foil. Leave to rest. Lower the heat under the pan and pour in the smoked paprika sauce you made in step 2. Bring to a bubble and simmer for 5 mins till the sauce has reduced and thickened.

  • 6.

    Place the steaks on 2 warm plates. Pour over the smoked paprika sauce. Serve with the roasted squash and a handful of salad leaves topped with the lime dressed tomatoes.

  • 7.

This recipe is from