Steak Our Auntie’s Way

Greeks love steak, grills and BBQs . Most will either go out weekly to a grill house, or grill on their own BBQ or both. Especially in the summer, BBQs are celebrated.

But sometimes it’s just more convenient and quicker to cook steaks in the pan. This is our auntie’s amazing, very quick and easy recipe for rump steak. You can choose a different cut of meat but we always cook this with lean, fillet-like meat.

It’s a great way to treat people to a superb meal that feels both very special and very homemade.

Auntie Ellie serves this steak with homemade French fries or rice and some Greek salad. We all love it. As it’s one of her specialties and she’s getting older, we recently got her to let us know exactly how she pulls it off.

At home, if we have the time, we also like serving it with couscous which is ready in a just a few minutes, broccoli dressed with lemon and olive oil and tzatziki. But more often than not, we let this easy dish fool us into thinking we have made a huge effort, when all we’ve dove is spent a few minutes over the frying pan.

Steak Our Auntie’s Way

5 from 6 votes
Course: MainCuisine: Greek, BBQDifficulty: Easy


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  • 2 rump steaks with fat and bone preferably removed

  • 1 lemon

  • olive oil

  • salt, pepper, dried oregano


  • Place your steaks in a non-stick pant. Turn the heat on to medium-hot. Brown on both sides.
  • The steaks will produce lots of liquid. Let them cook in it till it evaporates. It will only take a few minutes.
  • When all the water has evaporated and the steaks begin to slightly stick to the pan, browining it, add salt, pepper and oregano to the steaks.
  • Squeeze a lemon over the steaks. Let them cook in the lemon juice, turning over a least one time.
  • When the lemon has evaporated, add a couple of tablespoons of olive oil per steak.
  • Saute steaks lightly on both sides.
  • Add a little bit of water, say an espresso cup or 1/3 cup. Let it boil for a couple of minutes in the pan with your steaks and turn into gravy.
  • Serve warm and dressed with your gravy.

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