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Steak and Goat Cheese-Pecan Sweet Potatoes

with roasted asparagus

Prep & Cook Time: 50-60 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Tree Nuts (Pecans), Milk

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Let's hear it for the patriotic pecan. Thomas Jefferson planted pecans at Monticello. (He called them “Illinois nuts,” which gives us at Home Chef HQ in Chicago a bit of pride.) He gave the seeds to George Washington, who planted some pecans at Mt. Vernon. Now ask, what have pistachios or walnuts done lately to show their love of the USA? The pecan is number one in this meal as well, partnering with goat cheese to top those sweet sweet potatoes with something special. USA! USA! Tip: Having trouble cutting that wobbly sweet potato? Trim off 1/4" along its length and cut that section into 1/2" dice. Turn sweet potato onto its flat side. You now have a flat base to work from while you dice remaining sweet potato.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 18 oz. Sweet Potato
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    1 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • 5 oz. Asparagus
  • 12 oz. Sirloin Steaks
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Salt
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    4 tsp. Beef Flavor Demi-Glace Concentrate
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    ½ oz. Roasted Pecans
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    1 oz. Goat Cheese
  • 1 Shallot
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    ⅗ oz. Butter

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Medium Pot

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using filets mignon, follow same instructions as sirloin in Steps 1, 3, and 4, searing until browned, 2-3 minutes per side, then roasting until steaks reach minimum internal temperature, 7-9 minutes. Rest, 3 minutes.

  • If using chicken breasts, follow same instructions as sirloin in Steps 1, 3, and 4, searing until browned, 2-3 minutes per side, then roasting until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 10-12 minutes.

  • If using pork chops, roast first asparagus, 2-4 minutes. Follow same instructions as sirloin in Steps 1, 3, and 4, searing until browned, 2-3 minutes per side, then roasting until pork reaches minimum internal temperature, 6-8 minutes. Rest, 3 minutes.

  1. 1

    Start Potatoes and Prepare Ingredients

    Peel and cut sweet potato into evenly-sized large chunks.

    Bring a medium pot with sweet potato chunks covered by water to a boil. Cook until fork-tender, 14-18 minutes.

    While potato boils, peel and slice shallot into very thin rounds.

    Trim woody ends off asparagus.

    Coarsely chop pecans.

    Pat steaks dry, and season both sides with 1/4 tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper.

  2. 2

    Finish the Potatoes

    Reserve 1/2 cup potato cooking water. Drain potatoes in a colander and return to pot.

    Add cream cheese, garlic salt (reserve a pinch for asparagus) and 2 Tbsp. potato cooking water. Mash until mostly smooth. If too thick, add additional potato cooking water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Cover and set aside.

  3. 3

    Sear the Steak

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat.

    Add 1 tsp. olive oil and steaks to hot pan. Sear undisturbed until browned, 2-3 minutes per side.

    Remove from burner. Steak will finish cooking in a later step.

  4. 4

    Finish Steak and Roast Asparagus

    Place asparagus on one side of prepared baking sheet and toss with 1 tsp. olive oil and remaining garlic salt. Massage oil and seasoning into asparagus. Spread into a single layer on their side.

    Transfer steaks to empty space on baking sheet. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

    Roast in hot oven until asparagus is tender and steaks reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 8-10 minutes.

    Rest cooked steaks 3 minutes.

    While steak and asparagus roast, make sauce.

  5. 5

    Make Sauce and Finish Dish

    Return pan used to cook steaks to medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil and shallot to hot pan. Stir occasionally until softened, 2-3 minutes.

    Add demi-glace and 2 Tbsp. water. Bring to a simmer.

    Once simmering, remove from burner. Stir in butter.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping steaks with sauce and sweet potatoes with goat cheese (crumbling if needed) and pecans. Bon appétit!

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