Pan-Fried Steak with Sweet Potato Mash & Green Beans.

  • 2 cloves
    garlic
  • 1 lb
    green beans
  • 1 ½ lb
    ribeye steak
  • 1 ½ lb
    sweet potatoes
  •  
    black pepper
  •  
    butter, unsalted
  •  
    salt
  •  
    virgin coconut oil
  • 1
    Wash and dry the fresh produce.
    1 ½ lb sweet potatoes
    1 lb green beans
  • 2
    Peel and cut the sweet potatoes into 1-inch cubes; transfer to a medium saucepan.
  • 3
    Add water to the saucepan, covering the potatoes, and bring to a boil. Cook until they are tender when pierced with a fork, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • 4
    Trim and discard the ends of the green beans; transfer to a medium bowl.
  • 5
    Trim off and discard the root ends of the garlic; peel and mince or press the garlic.
    2 cloves garlic
  • 6
    Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • 7
    While the skillet heats up, pat the steak dry with paper towels and place on a plate; season generously with salt and pepper on both sides.
    1 ½ lb ribeye steak
    1 tsp salt
    ½ tsp black pepper
  • 8
    Once the skillet is hot, add coconut oil and swirl to coat the bottom.
    1 tbsp virgin coconut oil
  • 9
    Carefully place the steak in the skillet; flipping every 15 to 30 seconds, cook the steak until desired doneness (5 to 7 minutes for medium-rare). (Use a thermometer or cut into the steak to check the doneness.) Once done, transfer the steak to a plate and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • 10
    Once the steak has been transferred, add the green beans to the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing frequently, until they are bright green and tender-crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Once done, remove the skillet from the heat.
    ½ tsp salt
    ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 11
    Once the potatoes are tender, scoop out ½ cup of the water and set aside, then drain the potatoes in a colander and return them back to the saucepan.
  • 12
    Add the reserved cooking water, minced garlic, butter, salt, and pepper to the potatoes; mash with a potato masher (or a fork) until smooth.
    2 tbsp butter, unsalted
    ½ tsp salt
    ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 13
    To serve, divide the steak, sweet potato mash, and green beans between plates. Enjoy!