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Black Pepper Steak
balsamic mushrooms and chard / sweet potatoes

Active: 40 min Total: 40 min
We love the kick that fresh cracked black pepper and dried herbs give a good steak. Served with sauteed mushrooms and greens and baked sweet potato, this is a healthy, paleo twist on a classic meat and potatoes dinner.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Sweet Potatoes:
  • Potatoes, sweet - 4
  • Butter - 4 Tbsp
  • Maple syrup - 4 tsp
Black Pepper Steak:
  • Steak, flank, skirt or hangar - 1 lb
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Oregano, dried - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 2 tsp
Balsamic Mushrooms and Chard:
  • Chard, any type - 8 leaves , chopped (leaves and stems separate)
  • Mushroom, any button - 8 oz , sliced
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 2 tsp

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Prep

  1. Scrub potatoes clean. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Chard / Mushrooms - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Steak - Combine salt, oregano and black pepper. Tenderize steak with a fork and rub spices on all sides. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

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Make

  1. If making steak on grill: Preheat grill to 500F / 260C degrees. Clean grates and brush with some oil. Place steak over direct heat. Sear steak for ~4 minutes on each side with the cover closed. Move steak to indirect heat and cook until it reaches desired level of doneness. Medium-rare: 130F / 54C degrees (~3 minutes); Medium: 140F / 60C degrees (~6 minutes); Well-done: 160F / 71C degrees (~10 minutes). Let steak rest, covered, for 10 minutes.
  2. If making steak on stovetop / oven: Heat grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Brush with cooking oil. Place steak onto hot pan. Sear steak for ~4 minutes on each side. Lower heat to medium, cover with foil, and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes for medium-rare; another 4 to 7 minutes for medium; 8 to 10 minutes for well-done. Internal temperature should be Medium-rare: 130F / 54C degrees (~3 minutes); Medium: 140F / 60C degrees (~6 minutes); Well-done: 160F / 71C degrees (~10 minutes). Let steak rest, covered, for 10 minutes.
  3. While steak rests, pierce potatoes with a fork. Place in a baking dish and pour 2 Tbsp (30 ml) of water in the dish. Cover with a wet paper towel and cook in microwave until tender, 8 to 10 minutes, turning once in the middle.
  4. Heat a skillet or frying pan over medium heat and add cooking oil. When oil is hot, add mushrooms with a sprinkle of salt and saute until golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Add chard stems and saute until tender, ~2 minutes more. Add balsamic vinegar and chard leaves and saute until leaves are wilted and coated in vinegar.
  5. Halve sweet potatoes and top with butter and maple syrup (if using). Serve steaks with sweet potatoes and sauteed vegetables on the side.

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