My Spanish Russian Steak

spanish russian steak

It's amazing how the mind works. How you remember things after you smell something or eat something. Do you remember what you used to eat at school? That awful canteen you had to eat at every day? You probably don't have good memories about it. Believe me, I don't. I remember however a few things that the canteen ladies at my school did very well. For example the chicken scallops were delicious and always asked for seconds, the lentil stew was my favourite, chicken wings, all pasta dishes in general and what we call in Spanish 'filete ruso' which translates into Russian steak.

The idea is simple, a burger-like patty cooked in tomato sauce. Kids all over Spain love them and it is easy and delicious and healthier than a cheese burger. Usually you serve with fries, but rice fits perfectly and it is a healthier option. This recipe is for 4, leftovers can be frozen.

spanish steak

Here is what you need:

400g beef mince
00g pork mince
1 small onion diced
bunch of parsley cut in small pieces
1 egg
2 tbsp. breadcrumbs
1tbsp grated parmesan
1 clove of garlic crushed
salt and pepper to season

For the sauce:
200ml tomato sauce
150ml beef stock
1 clove of garlic crushed

Season the pork and beef meat and mix well together in a big bowl. Add the rest of ingredients, mix well and let it rest for 10min in the fridge.
Once it has rested, make patties about 1 or 2cm thick. Heat up a pan with a little oil and brown the patties for about 1 or 2min on each side. They don't need to cook all the way through as they will cook in the sauce. Set the patties to the side. In the pan, add a drop of oil and cook the garlic for a minute until slightly brown. Add the rest of the sauce ingredients and once warm, season and add the patties. Let it simmer on a medium heat for about 30 minutes turning them every now and then. The sauce should reduce to half and the meat cooked all the way through.

Serve with fries or rice and bread as the sauce is pretty amazing.

Enjoy! X