While the pairing of beef and potatoes has many forms, the most basic, and perhaps most common, is the burger and fries. This recipe takes that classic concept and rethinks it into an elegant but uncomplicated dinner. Instead of ground beef, use a boneless piece of steak to make an open-faced sandwich. Top with a simple and savory sauce and thick-cut slices of tomatoes. Serve with sweet potato fries and you've got a meat-and-potatoes meal that's enjoyed by both kids and adults alike. Keep reading for the recipe.
1 20-oz. pkg. frozen french-fried sweet potatoes
2 8-oz. trimmed rib-eye steaks or boneless beef top steak, cut 1/2 inch thick
3 tsp. Cajun or blackening seasoning
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. ketchup
1 tsp. molasses
2 ciabatta rolls, split and toasted
1 tomato, sliced
Sliced green onion (optional)
- Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Spread sweet potatoes in 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Bake 18 to 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cut steaks in half crosswise. Coat both sides of steaks with 1-1/2 tsp. seasoning. Heat a cast-iron or heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Cook steaks in hot skillet for 3 to 5 minutes on each side.
- In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, ketchup, molasses and remaining seasoning.
- Place one steak on each roll half. Top with some of the sauce, tomato slice, and green onion. Serve remaining sauce with fries.
- Main Dishes, Sandwiches
- North American