Parm-Butter Steak and Sweet Potato Fries

In a world where dinner can be almost anything, the lovers of a so-called “square” meal of meat and potatoes might feel that dinner doesn’t feel like, well, dinner anymore. Not so with this easy steak recipe, which pairs juicy hanger steak with oven-roasted sweet potato wedges and sautéed spinach, plus a delicious compound butter to top it off. The butter in question combines garlic, fresh black pepper, and Parmesan and it’s so delicious you might as well double or even quadruple the batch to have ready-to-go flavor on hand. Add a pat to everything from breakfast eggs to a sandwich.

Parm-Butter Steak and Sweet Potato Fries
Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 serves


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, cut into ¾-in. wedges

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons kosher salt, divided

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper, divided

  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, softened

  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (preferably grated on a Microplane)

  • 1 clove garlic, grated

  • 1 ½ pounds hanger steak, trimmed

  • 10 ounces fresh baby spinach


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Toss sweet potatoes, 2 tablespoons oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper on a rimmed baking sheet; spread in a single layer. Bake until browned and tender, about 30 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, combine butter, cheese, garlic, and ½ teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.

  3. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Season steak with remaining ¾ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Cook, flipping once, until well browned and a thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 135°F, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.

  4. Add spinach to skillet and cook, tossing constantly, until wilted, about 1 minute. Thinly slice steak against the grain and top with Parmesan butter. Serve with sweet potato fries and spinach.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

670 Calories
39g Fat
37g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 670
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 50%
Cholesterol 151mg 50%
Sodium 914mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 44g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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