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Celebrate the Season
With creative beef and sweet potato dishes

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Sweet Potato Soup With Grilled Steak Sandwich
Sweet Potato Biscuit and Tenderloin Sandwich
Steak Wrap With Sweet Potato Slaw

(Family Features) - This fall, family and guests will cheer for meat and potatoes. But not your mother's ground round and potatoes - instead, get creative with lean, savory beef and tender, nutritious sweet potatoes.

The rich, complex flavors of seared beef make a winning combination with the healthful sweetness of versatile sweet potatoes, while satisfying the seasonal shift toward delicious, filling comfort foods.

Beef and sweet potatoes also score points for being easy to prepare. The recipes showcased here feature innovative takes on standards like soups, sandwiches and wraps. In the mood for soup and sandwiches? Creamy, steamy pureed sweet potato soup along with hearty grilled sirloin on a sliced baguette will certainly satisfy. Imagine a perfectly grilled filet served on a sweet potato biscuit, topped with roasted red peppers, portobellos, Monterey Jack cheese and bacon. Looking for something lighter? Think of the sweet-savory combination of lean sirloin, paired with a sweet potato, pear and apple slaw, rolled in a wrap.

What are you waiting for? Invite some friends over and watch them become big fans of the new and improved meat and potatoes.

Helpful Hints

Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing beef and sweet potatoes for recipes.

Sweet Potatoes: What to Know

  • Don't refrigerate uncooked fresh sweet potatoes. Store at 55 to 65°F.

  • One 15-ounce can of sweet potatoes (yams) equals one cup fresh.

  • Opt for sweet potatoes from Louisiana (canned or fresh). The state's unique climate and soil conditions are ideal for growing a naturally sweeter and more flavorful sweet potato.

Beef: What to Look For

  • Many lean cuts of beef are available. Look for those with "round" or "loin" in the name, such as top sirloin or tenderloin.

  • For the best results, start with the highest quality ingredients. Look for the Certified Angus Beef ® brand, which comes from the highly acclaimed Angus breed of cattle known for its flavorful meat. Only 8 percent of all U.S. beef can meet the brand's 10 strict quality specifications.

For more tasty recipes starring the Certified Angus Beef® brand or Louisiana Sweet Potatoes, visit www.certifiedangusbeef.com and www.sweetpotato.org.

Sweet Potato Soup With Grilled Steak Sandwich

Description
Creamy, steamy pureed sweet potato soup along with hearty grilled sirloin on a sliced baguette will certainly satisfy.

Ingredients
Sweet Potato Soup
  • 1 (40-ounce) can sweet potatoes, drained and rinsed, or 2 2/3 cups cooked, mashed fresh sweet potatoes
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 apple, unpeeled, cored and quartered
  • 3 tablespoons chopped sweet onion
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme, or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Grilled Steak Sandwich
  • 1 1/2 pounds Certified Angus Beef® top sirloin steaks
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 16 French baguette slices, cut on the bias
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, sliced
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced

Preparation
    1. Sweet Potato Soup - Combine all ingredients in large saucepan and simmer over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove bay leaves and thyme sprigs.
    2. Transfer mixture to a blender and puree. Season with salt and pepper. Adjust consistency with additional beef broth, if necessary. Serve with sandwiches.
    3. Grilled Steak Sandwich - Preheat grill to medium-high. Season top sirloin with salt and pepper, and grill to medium rare (140°F internal temperature) or desired doneness. Remove from heat, let rest 5 minutes and slice thin.
    4. Butter one side of bread slices. Place four slices, butter-side down, in skillet over medium heat. Layer steak, peppers, mozzarella and another slice of bread on each. Toast sandwiches until golden brown, flipping once.

Calories: 571g     Total Fat: 16g
Cholesterol: 76mg     Protein: 31g
Carbohydrates: 75g     Sodium: 1186mg

Serves
Serves 8

Sweet Potato Biscuit and Tenderloin Sandwich

Description
Imagine a perfectly grilled filet served on a sweet potato biscuit, topped with roasted red peppers, portobellos, Monterey Jack cheese and bacon.

Ingredients
  • 1 pound Certified Angus Beef® tenderloin steaks
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 portobello mushrooms, grilled and sliced thin
  • 4 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 sweet potato biscuits, sliced in half (see recipe)
  • 4 slices center-cut bacon, cooked
  • 1/4 cup roasted red pepper, sliced
  • 1/4 cup spring mix salad greens
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
Sweet Potato Biscuit
  • 1 (15-ounce) can sweet potatoes, drained and mashed, or 1 cup cooked, mashed fresh sweet potatoes
  • 4 cups biscuit baking mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 3 tablespoons margarine or butter, softened

Preparation
    1. Tenderloin Sandwich - Preheat grill to medium-high. Season filet with salt and pepper, and grill to medium rare (140°F internal temperature) or desired doneness. Remove steaks from grill, let rest 5 minutes and slice.
    2. Preheat oven broiler. Arrange mushrooms on baking sheet in circles to fit biscuits. Sprinkle cheese evenly over mushrooms and broil 30 to 60 seconds, until cheese melts.
    3. Assemble sandwiches by stacking steak on biscuit bottom and adding bacon, mushrooms and cheese, peppers, greens and biscuit tops spread with mayonnaise.
    4. Sweet Potato Biscuits - Preheat oven to 450°F. In a bowl, mix sweet potatoes with baking mix and cinnamon. Add milk and margarine, stirring until blended.
    5. Roll onto a floured surface to 1-inch thick. Cut with a 2-inch cutter or glass, and place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown. Serve hot.

Calories: 455g     Total Fat: 25g
Cholesterol: 105mg     Protein: 35g
Carbohydrates: 20g     Sodium: 673mg

Serves
Yields 20 to 24

Notes, Tips & Suggestions
Chef's tip: For a savory biscuit, omit cinnamon and add 1 tablespoon chopped parsley and 1 teaspoon seasoning salt.

Note: Leftover biscuits are ideal to serve the next day for breakfast.

Steak Wrap With Sweet Potato Slaw

Description
Looking for something lighter? Think of the sweet-savory combination of lean sirloin, paired with a sweet potato, pear and apple slaw, rolled in a wrap.

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds Certified Angus Beef(r) top sirloin steak
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon blackening spice
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and shredded
  • 1/2 pear, unpeeled, cored and shredded
  • 1/2 apple, unpeeled, cored and shredded
  • 1 tablespoon apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 (8-inch) flour tortillas

Preparation
    1. Preheat grill to medium-high. Season top sirloin with salt and blackening spice. Grill to medium rare (140°F or 60°C internal temperature) or desired doneness. Remove from heat, let rest 5 minutes and slice thin.
    2. In a bowl, combine sweet potato, pear, apple, juice, mascarpone and mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper.
    3. Place steak and slaw in tortilla, fold in one end and wrap.

Calories: 502g     Total Fat: 15g
Cholesterol: 102mg     Protein: 39g
Carbohydrates: 52g     Sodium: 718mg

Serves
Serves 4

Notes, Tips & Suggestions
Chef's tip: Sweet potato chips make an ideal garnish or side dish.

SOURCE: Certified Angus Beef LLC
Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission



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