There are few foods that divide people more than Vegemite. You either love the tangy spread slathered on toast, topped with a generous slab of melted cheese, or can’t stand the stuff.
Really, there’s no in between.
But despite its divisive taste, everyone can agree on at least one thing about Vegemite: it’s an Aussie icon.
Now the peeps over at IGA have combined the mighty spread with another one of our greatest delicacies: steak.
Yep, that’s right, Vegemite Glazed Steak is now an actual thing that exists. Rather than using Vegemite as some kind of aggressive dipping sauce, the spread forms part of a zesty marinade.
Low and behold, what is probably the Most Aussie Dish of all time:
The whole proposition of teaming beef with Vegemite just reminds me of that thing where people cook pork in Coca Cola – it’s whack, but apparently weirdly good? Anyway, don’t hate it ’til you try it, right?
If you’re keen to give it a crack with a few of ya mates, crack open a few tinnies of VB and fire up the barbie, because here’s the recipe in full. Godspeed, friends.
What you’ll need:
- 120g good quality, softened butter
- 2 tablespoons Vegemite
- 1.5 tablespoons of fresh thyme leaves
- 8 sirloin steaks
- In a bowl, place the butter, Vegemite and thyme. Season with sea salt and cracked pepper, and mix to combine, until nice and smooth.
- Spoon the mixture onto a piece of glad wrap, roll tightly and fashion into a log.
- Twist both ends and refrigerate until needed.
- Preheat a BBQ to medium-high.
- Brush both sides of the steak with a little olive oil or melted butter to prevent it from sticking to the BBQ.
- BBQ the steaks until golden brown and slightly charred, four to five minutes.
- Turn the steaks over and continue to grill three to five minutes for medium-rare, five to seven minutes for medium or eight to ten minutes for medium-well or until done to your liking.
- Ten seconds before removing, add a few slices of the slightly hardened butter to the top of each steak. Transfer the steaks to a plate and rest under foil for five minutes, letting the yummy butter melt into the steak.