Fiery Steak Fiery Steak

Fiery Steak

A tasty flat iron steak recipe that only uses five ingredients.  It's served with a tomatoey fiery sauce made with chopped tomatoes, onions and chilli sauce.  Try this recipe with any beef steak of your choice. 

prep time
10 mins

cook time
15 minutes

4 people


  • 4 x 175g/6oz lean flat iron steaks
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 x 227g can chopped tomatoes
  • 15ml/1tbsp freshly chopped thyme leaves
  • 10ml/2tsp good hot chilli sauce
  • From the Store Cupboard
  • :30ml/2tbsp rapeseed or olive oil
  • 5ml/1tsp white sugar
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper


Heat half the oil in a large non-stick frying pan.

Place the steaks on a chopping board and season on both sides.

Add the steaks to the pan and cook according to your preference (Rare, 2 minutes on each side, Medium Rare, 3-4 minutes on each side, Medium, 5-7 minutes on each side). Transfer to a warm plate, cover with foil and leave to rest for 5-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in in the same frying pan, add the onion and cook over a medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until soft.

Add the tomatoes, sugar, thyme and chilli sauce. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Season.

Serve the steaks with the sauce, sauté potatoes and seasonal vegetables.


If preferred replace the flat iron steaks with sirloin, rump or rib-eye steaks and cook according to your preference using the timings below: (Based on a 2cm/¾-in thick steak): Rare: 2½ minutes on each side Medium: 4 minutes on each side Well done: 6 minutes on each side