I’ve no idea why this is called a cake, if anything the finished dish looks more like a pudding as it has a lovely brown crust on top. It makes an economical family meal that tastes great.

Baked Steak Cake


  • 750g minced steak
  • 60g chopped bacon
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 dessertspoon tomato sauce
  • 1 dessertspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt (optional)


  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 30g melted butter
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 heaped tablespoon chopped parsley

In a basin, place the meat, bacon, onion, cheese, sauces and seasonings. Mix and spread evenly in a 20cm x 20cm casserole dish. Pour topping over meat and bake at 180º for 1 hour until top is set and browned. Cut into squares and serve with mashed potatoes and buttered spinach or other green vegetable.

For topping – sift dry ingredients into a basin. Make a well in the centre and add beaten eggs, milk, melted butter, cheese and parsley. Mix and beat until smooth.

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