Steak Tartare

Steak Tartare

This week we will be featuring something really different and it will be dishes where meat is served or consumed raw like the Japanese Tataki and Raw Steak served on a Hot Lava Rock.  Of course, this may not be for everyone’s taste buds(especially the raw meat), but for the love of culinary arts we will be posting these interesting dishes for you to try. First on the list will be the Steak Tartare, a dish that I saw first on one of Mr Bean’s episode.


Steak Tartare is a meat dish made from finely chopped or minced raw beef or horse. It is made by marinating the minced meat with wine and spices, then chilled and served with egg yolk, onions, capers and different seasonings.  Like the name suggest this dish is not invented by the Tartars but it is a French creation during the 20th century. Initially it was called Steak à l’Americaine and was made without an egg yolk but served with tartare sauce.  As it develops the tartare sauce soon disappeared and an egg yolk was introduced.

Like I’ve said this may not be for everyone but you can try it in a small portion like I did. Using a fresh and really high grade beef cut would be better to get that good flavour from the beef and may I advise that you mince your own meat by using clean food processor to reduce the risk of bacterial contamination.

Steak Tartare
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  • 200g filet mignon, minced or chopped
  • ½ tsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp finely chopped red capsicum
  • 1 tsp finely chopped yellow capsicum
  • egg yolk
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp brandy
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • ½ tsp chilli sauce (Tabasco)
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • cayenne pepper
  1. In a bowl mix together the beef, parsley, red and yellow capsicum, Worcestershire sauce, brandy, mustard, chilli sauce, salt and pepper.
  2. Place meat mixture in ramekin then refrigerate for 30 minutes, this will allow the flavours to develop.
  3. Place on a plate then serve with egg yolk on top.  Serve with rye bread or crackers.



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  1. Perfectly presented Raymund!
    🙂 Mandy

  2. Judy says:

    That is a perfect egg yolk, but I’m with Bean, I just can’t take the texture. Funny video, thanks for the laugh this morning. 🙂

  3. purabinaha says:

    Steak Tartare is something I’ve loved every time I’ve had chance to eat this. Although I have never dared to try making this myself. You made it so well and this looks delicious!! Truly, your blog is a treasure trove of recipes.

  4. Jasline says:

    How very brave! I enjoy beef, but I certainly can’t take them raw…. and I absolutely adore Mr Bean, I love watching his shows, never fail to crack me up 😀

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  6. That’s beautiful. And that’s funny!

  7. nors says:

    Nakatuwa si mr bean dun ha… Dun ako sa luto bro…

  8. It is not for me, but very very pretty nonetheless!

  9. Kristy says:

    I think I would try this, but I’m probably too nervous to make it at home. Can’t wait to show my son the Mr. Bean clip. He lives him!

  10. I adore this dish but can´t get top grade fresh beef here where I live to make it 🙁 Yours looks amazing!

  11. peasepudding says:

    I love steak tartare but younhave to know yur butcher!

  12. Haha that is one of my favourite Mr Bean sketches. Agree as this dish the beef is the hero mince your own good quality beef. Yummy!

  13. This is seriously one of the most attractive presentations of steak tartare that I’ve seen in a long time! I like the inclusions of the peppers. And, thanks for the history of this dish… was the tartare sauce anything like that we see with hot dogs these days? I hope not!

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