Oven Pork Steaks with Satay Sauce

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Oven pork steaks with a tasty satay sauce – an easy weeknight meal with an oriental twist.

Oven Pork Steaks with Satay Sauce

Pork chops and steaks are so convenient – just take them out of the packet, whack them under the grill and you’re away. I’m rarely satisfied with the result though, as when grilled or fried they can be so tough. Oven pork steaks with a sauce, however, could be cut with our toddler’s plastic spoons. Mmmm!

This meal had all the flavour of a chinese style stir fry – but much less hassle. I was able to make a cake for pudding while it was cooking. For a super easy dinner sling some chips in the oven with them.

Oven pork steaks with vegetables

I don’t know whether satay is traditionally made with peanut butter – somehow I doubt it – but we always have some in as our toddler eats the stuff like it’s going out of fashion. If you want you can add more soy sauce – I kept it to a minimum so the small one doesn’t get too much salt.

So there you are – child friendly but with a touch of class. What more could you want?

Oven Pork Steak with Satay Sauce long

Yields 2

satay pork steaks

5 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • 2 pork steaks
  • Cooking oil
  • 3 deserstpoons peanut butter (I use a natural 100% peanut one but any will work)
  • 1 desertspoon soy sauce
  • 1 desertspoon cornflour
  • 1/3 tsp cayenne pepper or ground chilli


  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 6.
  2. First, brown the steaks on both sides. Mine were in the frying pan for a good 5-10 minutes while I found the sauce ingredients.
  3. brown steaks on both sides (mine were in for quite a few mins)
  4. In a measuring jug, mix the peanut butter cornflour, chilli and soy sauce to a paste. Then add freshly boiled water to make the sauce up to 300ml.
  5. Place the steaks in a casserole dish and pour the sauce over them.
  6. Cook them for 30 minutes. By this point, they were meltingly tender.
  7. We served them with rice and steamed veg to keep the oriental feel.
Cuisine: Chinese/English | Recipe Type: Dinner

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4 thoughts on “Oven Pork Steaks with Satay Sauce

  1. Dee
    Sounds like this might be a great idea; however, aren't some steps missing... like what to do with the cooking oil and the corn flour? (By the way, what is corn flour?
    1. Lizzie Post author
      Thanks Dee, well spotted. I've added the cornflour in. It's called cornstarch in the US and is used as a thickener - plain old wheat flour would do as welll. The cooking oil is used in the browning/frying stage.

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