Strip Steaks with Smoky Cilantro Sauce & Roasted Vegetables

Strip Steaks with Smoky Cilantro Sauce & Roasted Vegetables

In this healthy dinner recipe, a cast-iron pan does double duty by searing the steaks and roasting the vegetables. Not a fan of cilantro? The sauce is great with parsley instead.



50 mins

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Main Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed fresh cilantro,
  • 1 small fresh red chile, , seeded and chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, , finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste,
  • 2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar,
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika,
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin,
  • ½ teaspoon brown sugar,
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, , divided
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, , trimmed and quartered
  • 1 large sweet potato, , peeled and cubed (1/2-inch)
  • ¾ teaspoon salt, , divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, , divided
  • 2 8-ounce strips steaks, , trimmed and halved

Cooking Instructions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°F.

Step 2

Combine cilantro, chile, garlic, tomato paste, vinegar, paprika, cumin, brown sugar and 2 tablespoons oil in a small food processor. Pulse, scraping down the sides as needed, until pureed. Set aside.

Step 3

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and add Brussels sprouts, sweet potato and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until almost tender, 9 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

Step 4

Season steaks with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the pan. Add the steaks and cook until browned, about 1 minute per side.

Step 5

Nestle the vegetables around the steaks in the pan. Top the steaks with half the reserved sauce. Transfer to the oven and roast until the steaks are desired doneness, 8 to 10 minutes for medium. Stir the remaining sauce into the vegetables and serve them with the steaks.

All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.