Classic barbecued beef steaks

Classic Beef Steak: A Culinary Adventure Down Under

Fire up the barbie and get ready for a culinary adventure down under! This classic Kiwi and Aussie-style BBQ beef steak recipe is the epitome of down-under cuisine, delivering a symphony of flavours and textures that will tantalise your taste buds.

Succulent, smoky, and packed with irresistible goodness, this steak is sure to become your new go-to recipe for backyard barbecues and casual get-togethers.

Classic barbecued beef steaks

Classic Beef Steak Recipe

Shane Lowry
Discover the mouthwatering flavours of classic beef steak from Down Under.
Learn about the culinary traditions of Australia and New Zealand, and get tips on how to cook the perfect natural steak, whether you're a Kiwi or an Aussie.
Join me on this delicious culinary adventure!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Easy and Flavourful Main Dish Ideas for Every Occasion
Cuisine New Zealand
Servings 2 classic beef steaks
Calories 734 kcal


  • 2 thick-cut steaks about 5cm 2 inches thick (Ribeye, Scotch Fillet, Porterhouse or T-Bone)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Remove the steaks from the refrigerator and let them sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before cooking.
    This will help ensure even cooking.
  • Preheat your frying pan or barbecue to medium-high heat.
    If using a charcoal grill, let the coals burn until they are gray and ashy.
  • Brush the steaks with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Place the steaks in the pan or on the grill and cook for about 4-5 minutes per side for medium-rare, or 6-7 minutes per side for medium.
    Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness.
    The internal temperature should be 57°C (135°F) for medium-rare or 63°C (145°F) for medium.
  • Remove the steaks from the heat and let them rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
    This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a tender and flavourful steak.


  • For a truly authentic Aussie flavour, use a charcoal barbecue.
    The smoky charcoal imparts a unique flavour that complements the beef perfectly.
  • If you don't have a charcoal barbecue, you can still achieve great results with a gas grill.
    Just make sure to preheat the grill to medium-high heat and Sear the steaks for a few minutes per side to create a nice char.
  • Don't overcook the steak!
    Use a meat thermometer to ensure it reaches your desired doneness.
    An overcooked steak will be dry and tough.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve your barbecued beef steak with a side of your favourite vegetables, such as roasted potatoes, grilled asparagus, or a simple salad.
  • For a classic Aussie accompaniment, pair your steak with a dollop of tomato sauce and caramelised onion.
  • If you're feeling adventurous, try topping your steak with a fried egg or a drizzle of chimichurri sauce.


Whether you're an experienced griller or a novice in the kitchen, this Aussie-style barbecued beef steak recipe is sure to become a new favourite.
With its simple yet flavourful marinade and perfectly grilled steak, this dish is guaranteed to impress your family and friends.
So fire up the barbie, gather your ingredients, and get ready to embark on a culinary adventure to the land of Oz.
Keyword classic beef steak

1 Comment

  1. 5 stars
    This is more about cooking your steak than anyting else. It tastes better than most pub steaks. It is great with eggs and chips.

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