Steak Tartare Recipes

Steak tartare recipes are a great way to learn how to eat raw meat.  Just be sure it's grass-fed raw meat!

And steak tartare recipes can be made with many tender cuts of grass-fed meats.

Tartare is a dish that you usually only find at French restaurants.  And although this dish is heavily associated with French cuisine, it may have actually come from a nomadic Asian tribe.

Which is why I'm including an Asian version of this raw meat dish - to honor my Korean Ancestors.

Steak tartare recipes usually combine minced raw meat with capers, gherkins, shallots, mustard, olive oil, and a raw egg yolk.  However, these ingredients can all be optional.

A Steak Tartare Recipe - The Basics

Learning how to properly prepare a steak tartare recipe will involve learning how to properly cut your meat.  Once you get that part down, the rest is relatively easy.


  • Finely Chopped Raw Knuckle Meat, Filet Mignon, or other Tender Cut of Meat (grass-fed please)


  1. Cut against the grain of your choice of tender raw meat.
  2. Then cut meat into julienne strips and then into cubes.
  3. Finally, pick some optional ingredients to mix into your steak tartare recipe.

Optional Ingredients: 

  • Fresh Chives
  • Chopped Jalapeno (seeded)
  • Hot Sauce
  • Organic Capers
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Fresh Organic Herbs
  • Dijon or French Mustard
  • French Gerkins
  • Raw Egg Yolk (free range)
  • Chopped Shallots
  • Organic Truffle Oil
  • Sea Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper

You can use any type of tender grass-fed meat to make a steak tartare.  However, don't limit yourself to just grass-fed beef - try grass-fed lamb or grass-fed bison.

Bison Steak Tartare Recipe


  • 2 oz. Finely Cubed Bison Tenderloin
  • 1 tsp. Diced Capers
  • 1 tsp. Diced Gerkins
  • 1 tsp. Grainy Mustard
  • Chopped Herbs (thyme, parsley, rosemary, & oregano)
  • Pinch Sea Salt & Pepper
  • 1 tsp. of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • Organic Truffle Oil (1 drop)
  • 1 Small Diced Shallot
  • Garnish:  Fresh Micro Greens


Mix ingredients and then plate the bison tartare in a chilled Martini glass - topped with micro greens.

Grass-fed meat in general is a much leaner type of red meat than grain-fed meats and it's also higher in many nutrients.

Even though bison differs in taste from other grass-fed meats, it can be a nice change for those that prefer a more "wild" red meat.

French Steak Tartare Recipe - for Two

Tartare Sauce Ingredients:

  • 3 to 4 French Cornichons or Gherkins (chopped)
  • Chopped Organic Capers (1/2 tsp. per Gherkin)
  • 1 Raw Egg Yolk (free range or organic)
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. of French Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Shallots (diced)


Add tartare sauce ingredients to a bowl.  Then add in your minced raw meat.

Mix ingredients together and add a dash or two of olive oil - then season to taste.

Put steak tartare into ring molds on plates and add freshly baked french fries. 

Remove ring molds before serving.


  • 9 oz. of Fresh Filet Mignon (finely minced)
  • Dash or two of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper (to taste)

This is such a romantic way of eating steak tartare. 

Be sure to use the best quality ingredients and use French mustard because it does make this dish taste a lot better.

I have to say or admit that this is a delicious way of eating steak tartare - with freshly "baked" french fries.

Korean Steak Tartare Recipe - for Two or More

Korean Sauce Ingredients:

  • 7 Garlic Cloves or to taste (minced or chopped)
  • 1/2 Green Onion (chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp. Traditional Soy Sauce (or a low-sodium traditional soy sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp. Organic Raw Honey
  • 2 Tbsp. Organic Cold-Pressed Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. of Toasted Sesame Seeds

Even though I'm 1/2 Korean, I don't think I could eat that many garlic cloves!

I think it conflicts with the French blood in me - LOL.

However, if you have a vampire problem or your lover doesn't mind - go right ahead!


  • Fresh Grass-fed Chuck Steak (sliced into thin matchsticks)
  • Raw Egg Yolks

Garnish Ingredients:

  • 1/2 a Korean Pear (cut into matchsticks)
  • Frisee Lettuce Leaves
  • Toasted Pine Nuts

You can soak the matchsticks in water sweetened with honey or sugar - or not.  If you do, be sure to pat dry.


Mix Korean sauce ingredients together and add in your thin matchsticks of raw chuck beef - marinate for a few minutes.

Meanwhile plate the matchstick pears and frisee lettuce leaves.

Add the marinated meat to the center of your garnish and top with pine nuts.

Create a side of raw egg yolk in a tiny bowl for each serving.

Make it Look Good!

Using a ring mold to shape your steak tartare will give it a very polished and professional look - which can only add to the enjoyment of this raw meat dish.

And adding your steak tartare to a beautiful glass is also a nice touch - especially if you're eliminating any side dishes. 

Using fresh produce or freshly baked french fries can also make a steak tartare look a lot more appetizing.

Anyway, these are just some of the fun ideas to get you excited about making a steak tartare.

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