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Beef Steak served with Rocket

  • 09/06/2006
  • Easy
  • 4
  • 30 min

This meal, which is traditionally from Croatian town of “Novi Vinodolski”, is a combination of traditional and modern cuisine – deliciously tasting and now prepared quicker.


  • 4 beef steak (approx. 800g)
  • 20 ml olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons mustard
  • 150 - 200 g rocket
  • Balsamic vinegar or wine vinegar
  • pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Vegeta Beef Stock Powder


  1. 1.
    Spread the mustard all over the beef steak and then place in a porcelain or glass dish. Cover with olive oil and let stand for approximately 2-3 days, in the fridge, covered with cling or foil wrap.
  2. 2.
    Before cooking, cut the meat in to 4 slices. Score each of the slices, but not all the way through and then open (much like an open book shape).
  3. 1.
    Slice the meat in to 4 slices. Score each of the slices, but not all the way through and then open (much like an open book shape).
  4. 2.
    Then spread each slice with mustard, cover with oil and let stand covered, in the fridge for about 2 hours.
  5. 3.
    Then continue with the preparation, in the same way.
  6. 4.
    Sprinkle the meat slices with Vegeta Beef Stock Powder and let stand in the oil for further 10 minutes. This time, can be used to prepare and warm up the BBQ plate.
  7. 5.
    Place the steak on the oiled, hot plate and cook 3-4 minutes each side, or as desired.
  8. 6.
    While the steaks are cooking wash and prepare the salad. Simply sprinkle balsamic vinegar over the salad and divide on to the serving plates. When the meat is cooked, it can be arranged on top of the salad leaves.


Sprinkle some pepper and serve.


This meal can also be made using a pan with a thicker bottom.
Balsamic vinegar can be substituted with wine vinegar.

Energy and nutritional values

Energy and nutritional values are calculated per one serving (i.e. for 1 person). For a dessert, energy and nutritional values have been calculated per 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 887 / 3.708 - -
Fat g 78,76 - -
Carbohydrates g 4,54 - -
Dietary fibre g 2,21 - -
Protein g 40,21 - -
Sodium g 0,56 0 0
Vitamin A μg 2.000,00 50 40
Vitamin D μg 24,00 12 12
Vitamin C mg 12,00 16 13
Niacin mg 14,91 106 75
Potassium mg 879,29 24 24
Calcium mg 66,64 7 7
Phosphorous mg 405,76 51 51

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)