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Vaquero Steaks With Pepper Relish and Goat Cheese
This is a great steak recipe it easy to prepare and tastes great, all the flavours go together really well from the spiced rub to the topping. I made it a little different than stated in that I put the relish and goats cheese inside large mushroom caps and then placed them on top of the steaks. I also had a little juice left over from the relish, so added a couple of tablespoons of balsamic vinegar to it and a little beef stock, heated it up and then drizzled that over the steaks as well. If you would like to read more reviews on this recipe or see more photos please click here.



3 Teaspoons brown sugar
1 1/2 Teaspoons ground paprika
1 1/2 Teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 Teaspoons dried oregano
1 1/2 Teaspoons black pepper
Salt, to taste
4 Steaks fillet or sirloin steak or your favourite cut


2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 Teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 Teaspoon sugar
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Red bell pepper, roasted, peeled, seeded and diced
1 Yellow bell pepper, roasted, peeled, seeded and diced
1/4 Cup green onion, sliced
1/4 Cup goat cheese, crumbled


1. About 30 minutes before grilling, prepare the rub from the steaks and set aside 1/4 teaspoon of the mixture for the pepper relish.

2. Rub the remaining rub into the meat and allow to sit at room temperature.

3. Prepare the relish by whisking together the vinegar, Dijon mustard sugar and reserved rub mixture.

4. Drizzle in the oil, whisking constantly to blend; add the bell peppers and green onions tossing to blend.

5. Preheat the grill to high and grill steaks on both sides until cooked to desired doneness, 8 to 10 minutes for medium-rare.

6. Remove the meat from the grill and allow to rest 5 to 10 minutes before slicing; slice and serve topped with the relish and sprinkled with the goat cheese.

I put the relish inside mushroom caps which I first cooked on the stove top, placed the relish inside, topped with goats cheese and I then placed it back under the grill for a few Min’s to melt the cheese.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.

Herbed Goat Cheese Sauce
This is a wonderful sauce, we really enjoyed this one, it is rich and creamy and has an awesome flavour. I served this over chicken with mash and fresh vegetables it would also be lovely just over vegetables or mushrooms. It is very simple to make with a fantastic end result that is totally company worthy. If you would like to view the original please click here.


1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 Tablespoons dry white wine
1 Cup chicken broth
1 Teaspoon fresh parsley
4 Ounces herbed goat cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder


1. Combine olive oil, wine, and chicken broth in a saucepan; simmer over medium heat until reduced by about 1/2.

2. Add the parsley, goat cheese, salt and pepper, and garlic.

3. Continue simmering, stirring frequently, until sauce is creamy and thickened to your liking.

I served ours over chicken as you can see from the photo.

All photos taken by me unless otherwise stated.