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Plate with steak and sweet potato topped with cilantro and jalapeños. Next to it is a stripped towel, lime wedge, and a bowl of cilantro.
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Steak and Sweet Potato Skillet

Steak and sweet potato skillet made in just 25 minutes with just 10 simple ingredients. Tossed in a smokey chipotle sauce to bring it all together for an easy and healthy one-pan dinner recipe. It's packed with protein, complex carbs, and veggies and is paleo, gluten-free, and Whole30.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword steak and sweet potato, steak bites
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 478kcal
Author Kelly


Steak and Sweet Potato Skillet

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil (use more if your pan is not well-seasoned)
  • 1 1/2 pounds steak, cut into 1-1½ inch pieces (I like sirloin)
  • 6 cups diced sweet potatoes (3-4 small/24 ounces)
  • 1 heaping cup roughly chopped onion (120 grams)
  • 3 cups diced bell peppers (300 grams/2 medium-large)
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms (100 grams)
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Chipotle Sauce


  • Make the sauce. Add the lime juice, chipotle paste, garlic powder, cumin, cinnamon, and salt and pepper to a small bowl or jar and mix well to combine. Set aside.
  • Salt and pepper your steak. Heat a large cast-iron skillet (it needs to be large) over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and let it get hot. Add steak in a single layer and cook for 3-5 minutes until browned on the outside, flipping as needed. If needed, you may need to cook in 2 batches. Remove from the pan, leaving the juices behind.
  • Add 1 tablespoon oil (you may need more depending on how well seasoned your pan is). Add sweet potatoes and onions and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. If needed, cover with a lid to help speed up the process, but you don’t want them to steam too much. Add peppers and mushrooms and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add steak and juices and mix well to combine. Add chipotle sauce and mix well until combined and warmed through. Top with optional toppings and enjoy!


nutrition will depend on what cut of steak you use


Serving: 1/4 of recipe | Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 44.2g | Protein: 41.1g | Fat: 16.4g | Saturated Fat: 5.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8.6g | Potassium: 881mg | Fiber: 7.5g | Sugar: 12.4g | Vitamin A: 26492IU | Vitamin C: 109mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 6mg