Skinni Peppered Beef Steaks with baked sweet potato and low fat slaw


  • 1 pack Skinni Peppered Beef Steaks
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • For the low fat coleslaw
  • 1 head white cabbage
  • 1 onion
  • 1 small carrot
  • 3 tbsp extra light mayo
  • 1 tbsp fat free creme fraiche
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives, snipped (optional)
  • For the garnish
  • 1 bag leafy salad
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 45 Minutes
Serves: 2
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Our Skinni peppered beef steaks are a delicious quick cook option, and we serve them here with a baked sweet potato and a low-fat creamy coleslaw. Naked coleslaw may be the choice of the eat clean brigade, and it can be just as delicious as classic creamy coleslaw. There are however times (and baked potato with steak is one of them) when you need the creamy texture to create a really enjoyable meal.

We recommend cooking the steaks in a frying pan (not our usual cast iron griddle) so that the breadcrumbs come in contact with the surface and crisp up nicely. A generous spray of oil will help them along. You could use the no-cal oil sprays available but we find that they have a tendency to burn and prefer to put olive oil or similar in a fine spray bottle.

Our lean beef steaks are perfectly portioned to give you plenty of lean protein without overdoing it. A recommended serving of protein is actually around 90g, and part of our national slide towards obesity has as much to do with portion control as it does unhealthy foods. Lean protein will satisfy your hunger, and keep you fuller for longer. Fill the rest of the plate with fresh veggies, and a carbohydrate portion if you like (when you like) and you are well on the way to a balanced healthy diet.

The benefits of sweet potato have become legendary. The orange colour gives it away for a start. Full of antioxidant carotenoids, they can protect against the signs of ageing. Also a good source of vitamin B6, sweet potatoes can aid in the reduction of homocysteine, an amino acid that contributes to heart disease if high levels are detected. With good levels of vitamin C, and vitamin D as well, plus mineral magnesium to destress, it would appear there are no bounds to the power of sweet potato. Oh, and they release their sugars slowly so no nasty blood sugar spikes to play havoc with your perfectly tuned system.


1. Heat the BBQ, grill or pan. If using a frying pan, add a few sprays of oil.

2. Prick the sweet potatoes with a fork and bake in a hot oven for roughly 45 minutes. You need to time it so that they can be eaten straight from the oven as they are prone to waterlogging if left too long.

3. To make the slaw, finely shred all of the ingredients with a knife. Feel free to use a machine but preferably not a grater.

4. Mix in the mayonnaise and the creme fraiche. It will hold together well for a few hours but not overnight. Add the chopped chives if using.

5. Cook the steaks for about 2 minutes on each side, over a high heat. You want to aim for just done; not overdone yet not rare.

6. Serve the cooked steaks with the sweet potato topped with slaw. Add salad leaf dressed with the balsamic vinegar and a scatter of good salt.


In-depth Nutritionals

Serving size: 1/2 of a recipe (340g).

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.


Amount Per Serving

Calories 281.76

Calories From Fat (2%) 4.29

Calories From Protein (6%) 16.33

Calories From Carbohydrates (93%) 261.14

Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0

% Daily Value

Total Fat 3.37g 5%

Saturated Fat 0.76g 4%

Monounsaturated Fat 0.02g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.11g

Trans Fatty Acids 0g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 108.1mg 5%

Potassium 659.02mg 19%

Total Carbohydrates 42.1g 14%

Fibre 5.77g 23%

Sugar 12.48g

Sugar Alcohols g

Net Carbohydrates 36.33g

Protein 23.77g 48%

Vitamin A 25512.37IU 510%

Vitamin C 13.08mg 22%

Calcium 79.85mg 8%

Iron 1.23mg 7%

Vitamin E 0.67mg 7%

Vitamin D 0IU 0%

Thiamin 0.15mg 10%

Riboflavin 0.12mg 7%

Niacin 1.21mg 6%

Vitamin B6 0.37mg 19%

Folate 40.94mcg 10%

Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%

Pantothenic Acid 1.24mg 12%

Vitamin K 30.24mcg 38%

Phosphorus 90.17mg 9%

Magnesium 46.51mg 12%

Zinc 0.59mg 4%

Copper 0.23mg 12%

Manganese 0.48mg 24%

Selenium 0.97mcg 1%

Alcohol 0g

Caffeine 0mg

Water 176.68g 0%