Ratatouille with peppered steak

Ratatouille with peppered steak

Ingredients (4 servings)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 red onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, crushed

ΒΌ teaspoon dried chilli flakes

1 large red capsicum (bell pepper), cut into 2cm pieces

1 large eggplant, cut into 2cm pieces

2 medium zucchini (baby marrow), cut into 2cm pieces

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

400g can chopped tomatoes

1 teaspoon caster sugar

4 x 200g sirloin steaks

1 tablespoon cracked black pepper

Salad leaves, to serve


Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes or until onion has softened. Add chilli. Stir to combine. Add capsicum, eggplant and zucchini. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables have just softened.

Add vinegar. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until vinegar has evaporated. Add tomato and sugar. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Remove cover. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender and sauce has thickened.

Meanwhile, place steak on a large plate. Sprinkle with pepper and press to lightly coat. Drizzle steak with remaining oil. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add steak. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, each side for medium or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to a plate. Cover with foil. Rest for 5 minutes. Serve steak with ratatouille and salad leaves.

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