Steak and chips is a classic manly meal combo, but one that’s often enjoyed with copious amounts of salt, sugary condiments and lager at the pub. Swap your local’s effort for this healthy home-made version and enjoy it as part of the meat-filled muscle-building meal plan below.
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Ingredients (serves 2)
1 sourdough baguette /2 150g lean organic beef minute steaks / 3 medium sweet potatoes / 2tbsp wholegrain mustard / 150ml rapeseed oil / Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6 and place a shallow baking tray inside.
- Wash the sweet potatoes and, leaving the skin on, cut them into finger-length pieces. Place the sweet potato chips in a bowl, then add 110ml of the rapeseed oil and mix thoroughly. Place them on the pre-heated tray in the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes, turning them halfway through.
- Rub 35ml rapeseed oil on to both sides of the steaks and season them with the salt and pepper.
- Heat a griddle pan to a high heat, place the steaks on it and cook them for one to two minutes on each side (one minute for rare, two minutes for well done).
- Slice the baguette in half lengthways. Spoon half the mustard on one half of each baguette and brush a little more rapeseed oil on the other half.
- Place the steaks between the two halves and slice the baugette in two.
- Serve with the sweet potato chips.
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Mustard helps to stimulate circulation to soothe your aching muscles
Sourdough bread has a low glycaemic load, which helps you avoid fat-storing insulin spikes
Sweet potato contains high levels of immunity-boosting vitamins A and C
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