Steak with goulash on plate with sweet potato chips and spinach in bowl

Steaks with goulash sauce & sweet potato fries

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(21 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 2

Enjoy fillet steak with sauce for a healthy dinner that also boasts sweet potato fries, spinach and cherry tomatoes. You'll be getting all of your 5-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal452
  • fat14g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs43g
  • sugars26g
  • fibre12g
  • protein33g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 3 tsp rapeseed oil, plus extra for the steaks
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  • 250g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into narrow chips
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 small onions, halved and sliced (190g)



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  • 1 green pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 85g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tsp vegetable bouillon powder
  • 2 x 125g fillet steaks, rubbed with a little rapeseed oil
  • 200g bag baby spinach, wilted in a pan or the microwave


  1. Heat oven to 240C/220C fan/gas 7 and put a wire rack on top of a baking tray. Toss the sweet potatoes and thyme with 2 tsp oil in a bowl, then scatter them over the rack and set aside until ready to cook.

  2. Heat 1 tsp oil in a non-stick pan, add the onions, cover the pan and leave to cook for 5 mins. Take off the lid and stir – they should be a little charred now. Stir in the green pepper and garlic, cover the pan and cook for 5 mins more. Put the potatoes in the oven and bake for 15 mins.

  3. While the potatoes are cooking, stir the paprika into the onions and peppers, pour in 150ml water and stir in the cherry tomatoes, tomato purée and bouillon. Cover and simmer for 10 mins.

  4. Pan-fry the steak in a hot, non-stick pan for 2-3 mins each side depending on their thickness. Rest for 5 mins. Spoon the goulash sauce onto plates and top with the beef. Serve the chips and spinach alongside.

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Mac Westerman's picture
Mac Westerman
19th May, 2020
Very pleasantly surprised with this dish. Would defiantly recommend this to anyone wanting a steak dish with a twist. Next time I will add a fresh red chilli to the goulash sauce for a kick. Also I sliced the steak once cooked into thin strips for aesthetic reasons. Looked and tasted great.
8th Jan, 2018
Very tasty, I'd make this again. I added a little hot sauce to the goulash which gave it a little bit more of a kick.
Abena's picture
7th Jan, 2018
Really tasty! The sauce with the goulash is lovely and the sweet potato chips cooked perfectly on the roasting rack. I will definitely be cooking this again.
3rd Jan, 2018
Absolutely the love the sauce, really packs a punch. Great meal.
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