Archive of BBC Food Recipes

Mozzarella beef fillet with sautéed potato, onion rings, roasted tomatoes and mushroom sauce

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

  2. For the beef, place the breadcrumbs and the herbs into a bowl and mix together.

  3. Add the mozzarella to coat with the herbs and breadcrumbs and set aside.

  4. Heat an ovenproof griddle pan until smoking. Rub the beef with the olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place the beef onto the griddle and cook for two minutes on each side, to brown the meat.

  5. Place the mozzarella with herby breadcrumbs onto the beef. Transfer to the oven to roast for five minutes, or until the beef is cooked to your taste, then rest on a warm plate for one minute.

  6. To make the sautéed potato, heat the oil and butter in a frying pan. Add the rosemary and garlic and fry for one minute.

  7. Add the potatoes and fry over a medium heat, turning the potatoes regularly, until golden.

  8. To make the onion rings, heat the oil in a deep, heavy bottomed saucepan until a breadcrumb sizzles in it the oil. (CAUTION: hot oil can be dangerous - do not leave unattended!)

  9. Place the flour, baking powder, egg and spring water into a large bowl and whisk together to make a batter.

  10. Dip the onion rings in the batter and then carefully place into the hot oil and deep-fry for 2-3 minutes, until cooked and golden. Carefully remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen towels and sprinkle with salt.

  11. To make the roasted tomato, place the tomatoes on a small baking sheet, drizzle with oil and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place into the oven and roast for ten minutes until cooked and soft.

  12. To make the mushroom sauce, heat the butter and oil in a medium frying pan over a medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and fry for 4-5 minutes, until softened.

  13. Add the mushrooms and mustard and fry for two minutes.

  14. Add the cream, bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for five minutes, until the sauce has thickened. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  15. To serve, place the cheese covered beef in the centre of a warm plate and serve the sautéed potatoes, onion rings and roasted tomatoes in piles beside. Pour over the mushroom sauce.


For the mozzarella crust beef

  • 50g/1¾oz breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp chopped mixed fresh herbs (parsley, chervil, chives)
  • 75g/2¼oz mozzarella
  • 150g/5½oz beef fillet
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the sautéed potato

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 25g/1oz butter
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 100g/3½oz pink fir apple potatoes, halved and blanched for five minutes in boiling water

For the onion rings

  • 500ml/18fl oz vegetable oil
  • 100g/3½oz self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 50ml/2fl oz spring water
  • ½ onion, thickly sliced and separated into rings
  • pinch salt

For the roasted tomato

  • 100g/3½oz vine cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

For the mushroom sauce

  • 25g/1oz butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ garlic clove, chopped
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 50g/1¾oz chanterelle mushrooms
  • 1 tsp grain mustard
  • 100ml/3½fl oz double cream
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Shopping List

Mozzarella beef fillet with sautéed potato, onion rings, roasted tomatoes and mushroom sauce

Fruit and vegetables

Tins, packets and jars

Cooking ingredients

Dairy, eggs and chilled

Meat, fish and poultry


This link may stop to work if/when the BBC removes the recipes
This site is under development - You can use it, but some things are not completed and may not be quite right!