Recipe Review

These Steak and Sweet Potato Bites Are a Weeknight Favorite

published Dec 3, 2018
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Look, I’m a serious meat-lover, the kind of unrepentant carnivore who has to be reminded that fruits and vegetables are also things that exist. I can say “cheeseburger” in a half-dozen different languages, have impressed (or possibly terrified) strangers at neighboring tables with my ability to finish the Chateaubriand for two by myself, and admittedly feel a little guilty every time I listen to a Morrissey record. (I’ve already made peace with the idea that we’ll probably never have lunch together.)

So yeah, when I saw that the first ingredient in this recipe from The Modern Proper was two pounds of sirloin steak, I was psyched. But Holly Erickson and Natalie Mortimer, the two Pacific Northwest moms behind the website, are recommending that amount of meat because their entire M.O. is about preparing meals that are meant to be shared, whether that’s with your own family or with your friends. (“[O]ur heart is to re-introduce you to the beauty that is found in bringing people together simply and with ease,” they write in the site’s introduction.)

It doesn’t get much more simple — or much easier — than these steak bites with sweet potatoes. You season the steak with salt, pepper, and garlic, and the accompanying curry aioli only has three ingredients too. You can cook the entire meal (minus the aioli) in one sizzling hot skillet, and it can be on the table as soon as the steak has reached your desired level of doneness.

Erickson, who wrote this recipe, said that this recipe can be a kid-pleasing weeknight meal or a crowd-pleasing appetizer. “I made this recipe for a party a few weeks ago and everyone loved it so much they were asking if I had more hidden somewhere,” she writes. Cooking for others is its own kind of satisfying thing, but hopefully she wouldn’t judge me if I kept this entire meal for myself.

Just this once.

Get the recipe: Steak Bites with Sweet Potatoes from The Modern Proper

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