Flava-It make pretty awesome meat marinades and they have just launched three new ‘Meat Lust’ special edition flavours. The marinades work their magic in 10-minutes- meaning they are a quick and easy way to create a tasty meal- perfect for students in a hurry!
You can get a free sample of the marinades here.
Flava-It invited me to test out the new flavours and ‘Unleash My Meat Lust‘…sounds pretty racy, right?
Here’s my blog, recipe and review of the GORGEOUS barbecue shredded beef bun. Enjoy!
You will need:
– Burger buns (Tiger bread warmed in the oven worked perfectly)
- 1 X beef tomato
- 1X red onion
- 250g minute steak (or 500g to make four servings)
- Tablespoon olive oil
- Flava-It Barbecue Marinade (ONLY around 85p!)
- Optional for sweet potato fries: 2X sweet potato, tablespoon honey
& preferred seasoning. Serves two.
- Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 8/ 450 Fahrenheit/ 230 Celsius
- Peel and chop the sweet potato fries and place them in a roasting tin or baking tray. Drizzle with honey and add seasoning. Place in the oven and cook until slightly brown and crispy (around 30 mins)
- Slice the minute steaks into thin shredded strips. Place in a bowl and mix in most of the marinade. Save a small amount of the marinade for later, to mix into the mayonnaise.
- While the meat sits in the flavouring, chop the red onion and tomato into thin slices. Wash the watercress.
- Slice the tiger bread buns in half and place them in the bottom of the oven for the last 5 minutes of cooking time to warm and go slightly crispy.
- Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and flash-fry the shredded beef until it’s cooked through and the marinade and beef juices form a slightly syrupy liquid. Leave to cool slightly in a bowl and lightly fry the tomato and onion in the same pan, to pick up the rest of the oil and seasoning.
- Remove the sweet potato fries and tiger buns from the oven.
- ‘Spike’ your desired amount of mayonnaise with the remaining marinade mix, spread onto the buns and build your bun with the meat, onions, watercress and tomato. Serve.
I would highly recommend stocking up on some Flava-It meat marinades before university starts! The recipe only took around 30 minutes (and would be less without the sweet potato fries) and would make for a succulent, flavoursome tasty meat treat at the start of the semester before those overdrafts start sizzling.
The barbecue mix was especially on point- it reminded me of that incredible South-Carolinian barbecue taste, and for under £1 I’m definitely going to be keeping a stash of marinades in my cupboard!
I was going to record a reaction video…but I figured I wouldn’t deter my blog fans and follows with a video of me salivating over this ridiculously tasty meal!
Best assets: Price, cooking time, unique flavour
Other bonuses: Versatility, great for lunch or dinner and you can use any of the flavours on loads of different meats for any of your favourite meat recipes
Best for: Date nights, having friends round
Drawbacks: Calorie intake/ Wanting more!
Healthy version: Ditch the mayonnaise and use a wholemeal bun