MAIN: Barbecued Beef with Caponata

By Weight Watchers

MAIN: Barbecued Beef with Caponata

MAIN: Barbecued Beef with Caponata


Make sure you have the barbecue or hot plate on medium heat.

2 tsp oregano leaves   

2 tsp fresh lemon rind, finely grated   

2 tsp olive oil   

500g lean beef fillet

1 small fresh eggplant, trimmed, finely chopped   

1 medium red onion, finely chopped   

1 medium red capsicum, finely chopped   

2 cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped   

3 medium anchovy fillets in oil, drained,

finely chopped   

2 medium fresh tomatoes, finely chopped   

60ml red wine vinegar

½ cup black olives, drained

1 tbsp baby capers, rinsed, drained, finely chopped     


1 Coarsely chop half the oregano. Place in a medium bowl with lemon rind and 1 tsp oil.

Rub steak with oil mixture. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

2 To make caponata, heat remaining oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add eggplant. Cook, stirring, for 4-5 minutes or until browned lightly. Remove from pan. Add onion and capsicum to pan. Cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes or until browned lightly. Add garlic and anchovies. Cook for 1 minute. Add tomato and vinegar and cook for 1 minute. Return eggplant to pan with olives and capers. Cook, stirring for 5 minutes or until vegetables are just tender. Remove from heat. Stand for 5 minutes.

3 Meanwhile, preheat a barbecue or chargrill pan over medium heat. Cook steak for 3-4 minutes each side for medium or until cooked to your liking. Cut steak in half and serve with caponata and remaining oregano leaves, if desired.



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