Beef On the Barbie

Title: Beef On the Barbie
Broadcast: Episode 11, 16th September 2018
Presenter: Scott Taylor

Potato salad and steak have been a staple of the humble barbie for years, but today Scott Jazzes it up. A little added touch to the dish is to use some BBQ smoking woodchips to add a smokiness to the dish.. For best results soak the wood chips in some Guinness for at least 6 hours prior, giving an added boost of flavour.


  • Whole beef fillet
  • 250gm, wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and diced into approximately 1.5cmx 1.5cm pieces
  • 100gms pancetta lardons
  • Rosemary
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons whole egg mayonnaise
  • Chives
  • 1 can of Guinness
  • Small bag of wood chips.


  • Make a marinade by combining the wholegrain mustard, Worcestershire Sauce and honey.
  • Coat the beef fillet in the marinade and leave to marinate while making the potato salad.
  • Coat the sweet potato cubes in olive oil and pour onto a preheated BBQ hot plate.
  • Once the sweet potatoes are cooking, place the eye fillet onto the BBQ (reserve the marinade for later)
  • Make a well in the middle of the sweet potato and add the pancetta. This allows the beautiful oils of the pancetta to be released and picked up by the sweet potato.
  • Remember to turn the beef fillet.
  • For an added flavour, add your Guinness soaked woodchips and cover with a pan or lid.
  • Turn your beef fillet.
  • After at least 10 minutes or until you can see the sweet potato is cooked, remove the lid covering the potatoes and remove the woodchips.
  • Push the potatoes together and add two cracked eggs, combine briefly and take off the heat when the egg is just slightly cooked through and put into a bowl.
  • Add the mayonnaise, some of the reserved marinade and some chopped spring onions and combine.
  • Remove your fillet from the BBQ once it is cooked as per your liking and allow it to rest for at least 5-10 minutes, so it retains its juices before being sliced.
  • Slice the fillet as per your liking (usually cut to approximately 1 inch thick) and serve with a generous portion of the potato salad.

You have to love a good BBQ dish! And who doesn’t love a great piece of tender beef.

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