Saab Magalona-Bacarro and La Germania share the secret to making the perfect steak dinner

There’s nothing like enjoying a delicious steak dinner to mark special occasions. While it may not be advisable to dine out and have this juicy classic in your favorite restaurant just yet, the good news is that you can cook this dish right in the comfort and safety of your home!

First episode of La Germania’s recent Masterclass Series

Actress and musician Saab Magalona-Bacarro, alongside her husband, businessman and Cheats frontman Jim Bacarro, make it a point to still hold romantic date nights with some good ol’ steak and mashed potatoes. “We enjoy preparing steak and potatoes because it’s delicious, hearty, and fancier than our usual meals, but also really easy to prepare,” Saab shared. Aside from having steak on date nights, they even repurpose them into steak fried rice for their kids.

In the first episode of La Germania’s recent Masterclass Series, the famous couple shared their secrets to making this dish at home. While you can watch the full episode on La Germania’s Facebook page to see how they prepare this classic dish, here’s the recipe you can try at home:



  • 500g rib eye steak
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Thyme

Mashed Potatoes

  • Potatoes (5 large potatoes)
  • 250ml Cream
  • Beef cube
  • Butter
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Parsley
  • Olive oil
  • Stevia
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Paprika


  1. Make sure your steak is at room temperature for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Season the tray or cutting board first. 30% of the seasoning disappears when you cook beef, so make sure you season liberally. Then, rub both sides of the beef on the tray.
  3. Season the beef again until it looks encrusted in seasoning.
  4. Put the stove at a low temperature before putting the meat. The meat must be cooked in piping hot heat, so you have to be ready.
  5. Meanwhile, you cut the potatoes, and boil them for about 12 minutes. Use a fork to check how soft the potatoes are. Then, you mash the potatoes.
  6. Deglaze the pan with some red wine if you want some sauce alongside your steak.
  7. Put butter gradually on your potatoes. Taste test the potatoes so you can gauge how much seasoning you need to after.
  8. Once you season the potatoes to your preference, you can add some garlic.
  9. Fry some garlic with half a tablespoon of olive oil on low heat. Then add the cream, beef cube, and herbs of your choice.
  10. Put the sauce on the potatoes using a strainer. Add the garlic chunks if you would like. Then, put it back on the stove. Mix it around, and taste test if it’s seasoned according to your liking.
  11. If you like your steak medium, you should cook your steak for 4 minutes on each side. Leave it to cool down for about ten minutes, and enjoy immediately.

For Saab and Jim, it’s not just about the way you cook your steak and potatoes. The secret is to use the best ingredients and invest in good quality kitchen equipment like La Germania. “With our La Germania stove, we can speed up the process of cooking our favorite dishes because it has multiple burners. It’s easy to control, and child-friendly too since it’s an induction stove,” Saab mused. “If you’re raising a small family like us, having a reliable kitchen partner like La Germania makes everything easier to manage. From everyday dishes to more elaborate recipes, we can have fun and experiment in the kitchen.”

How do you like your steak?

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36 thoughts on “Saab Magalona-Bacarro and La Germania share the secret to making the perfect steak dinner”

  1. Thanks for the recipe. I’ll definitely try to cook this at home. I’ll stay tuned for the next few episodes.

  2. Who doesn’t love steak and mashed potatoes! It’s the perfect date night at home. I can’t wait to cook this for my wife.

  3. C’est delicieux! I love steak so much. We cook it a little bit the same in France. Nice article!

  4. All of this sounds gorgeous! I’d love to get my husband to make something similar (he’s the cook in the house)! Very similar to a typical steak and chips roast.

  5. Wonderful recipe, and I can attest to European quality goods as I am now based in France. Seems like a lovely date night meal for 2.

  6. It’s been awhile sincs i last heard of Saab.. I never tried cooking my own steak yet cause it seems like a complex process for me but i love La Germania appliances though.. Our oven has been with us for soooo many years and still working great 👍👍👍

  7. What makes a good steak? Although I’m not much into meat, I noticed that the wagyu steak meat here in Australia is so good just like in Japan.

  8. We also love having steak for dinner especially the medium rare one! My friends don’t appreciate it, they said it’s raw and it has blood. But we know that – that red liquid isn’t blood, it’s the protein secreted from the beef. Anyways, thanks for sharing this recipe! Gotta try this on our next steak dinner.

  9. Thank you so much for this yummy post! There is truly no better dinner that I love than a good steak and potatoes. Defintiley making this recipe so thank you for sharing 😉

  10. I always forget to leave the steak at room temperature before hand. Thanks for the reminder! I’ll do this next time I make a delicious herby steak like this.

  11. Cooking and eating together is one of the most romantic date nights idea ever. Their recipe sounds great too..!

  12. Meat and Potatoes are delicious! I love putting some steaks on the grill and maybe add some asparagus (so I can say I did have some vegetables! LOL) 🙂

  13. From the ingredients, this is exactly my kind of steak. Love the crispy fries in your picture – they are certainly very tasty.

  14. My boys love steak. As a matter of fact, they had a steak and lobster dinner this past weekend. They even caught the lobster themselves.

  15. OMG! This post made me really hungry and grave for steak. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I am feeling confident trying this since I will be using our La Germania too. 🙂

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