Sirloin Steaks with a Guinness Sauce

This is hardly a recipe. Consider it more like a suggestion to enjoy a good sirloin steak. And if it comes from someone who is not a massive meat lover, then it must be at least decent (overestimation here!). The sauce is very easy to prepare and you are free to cook the steaks to your liking. I have served this with a good buttery mash, but some greens would be just as good.

We bought out meat from Donald Russell and we are extremely satisfied. The meat is very good quality, lean and it cooks to perfection.



  • 2 good quality sirloin steaks
  • 1 x bottle of Guinness (or any stout)
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • mashed potatoes or greens, to serve


  1. Put the stout, sugar and balsamic vinegar in a saucepan over a medium heat and heat until bubbling. Leave on the heat to reduce until the sauce has become a thick liquid. This will take between 10 and 15 minutes.
  2. Prepare the mash as you like or lightly poach the greens and keep them warm.
  3. When the sauce is ready, gently oil and season the steaks on both sides, then sear in a very hot pan and cook for about 2 minutes per side. Adjust the cooking time according to your preference.
  4. Plate the dish and drizzle the warm sauce on top. Serve with some chopped parsley.

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