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Char grilled African-style steaks with pineapple marinade and spiced beans

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4 x 200g Beef blade steaks, trimmed
1 cup Fresh pineapple, cored and roughly chopped
2 cloves Garlic, peeled
¼ cup Peanuts
1 tbsp Smoked paprika
2 tbsp Sunflower oil
1 Broccoli head, cut into florets
Spiced beans
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 clove Garlic, sliced
1 Red capsicum, sliced
1 x 400g can Cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1-2 tbsp Lemon juice
1 tsp Smoked paprika
¼ cup Chopped flat-leaf parsley


1 Place the blade steaks on a tray while you make the marinade.
2 Place the pineapple, garlic, peanuts, paprika and 1 tablespoon of oil into a blender or food processor, and blend to a smooth paste. Spoon half the marinade over the steaks and marinate for 30 minutes in the fridge. Reserve the remaining marinade for serving.
3 Blanch broccoli in boiling water for 1 minute, then refresh in iced water. Drain and char grill for 1-2 minutes on each side.
4 For spiced beans, heat the oil in a frying pan over low-medium heat and cook the garlic for around 1 minute, until fragrant but not brown. Add the capsicum and cook for 2-3 minutes, and then add the beans, lemon juice and paprika and toss to warm through. Season to taste and fold the parsley through before serving.
5 Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan and cook the steaks for 3 minutes each side for medium. The mixture will catch a little in the pan, but it makes a delicious crust on the beef.


1 For a more textural marinade, finely chop the ingredients or pound them in a mortar and pestle.
2 To save time, drain a tin of pineapple instead of using a fresh one.
3 Try swapping the blade steaks for rump, sirloin or veal schnitzels.