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Steak & Onions // 1920s

Updated: May 5, 2020

Sometimes you can't beat a good, hearty steak for dinner. This simple 1920s steak and onions recipe will sort you out.
Original Recipe: 'Steak & Onions' (Book 4, 1928)
Speed: 15 mins. | Serves: 2


  • 2x rump steaks

  • 25g butter

  • Sliced white onions

  • Worcester Sauce



1. Brush the steaks with butter on each side.

2. In a large pan, fry the onions in half of the butter for 3 minutes until browned, and then push to the sides of the pan to make room in the hottest part for the steak.

3. Fry the steaks for around 4 minutes on each side.

4. Plate up and splash steak with a few drops of Worcester Sauce.


Original Recipe for ‘Steak and Onions';

'BOOK 4': Bestway Cookery Gift Book, 3rd Book (1928)

By: Best Way

Publisher: Offices of The “Best Way” Series (Fleetway House, Farringdon Street, London, E.C.4, England, U.K.)

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