Brazilian beef with sweet potato wedges

4
50 minutes

Ingredients

Brazilian beef

  • 4 steaks, such as pavé de boeuf, rib-eye or rump, each about 150g
  • 3 tbsp of Brazilian BBQ Sauce, plus extra to serve
  • salt
  • vegetable oil, for grilling

Sweet potato wedges

  • 450g of sweet potato
  • 1 tbsp of rapeseed oil
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Salad

  • mixed salad leaves
  • 4 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 150g of sweetcorn
  • 1 lime
  • fresh coriander

Method

1
Place the steaks in a large shallow dish and add the Brazilian BBQ sauce, turning the steaks in the sauce to coat. Cover the dish and set aside to marinate for 2–3 hours, or overnight
2
Cut the sweet potatoes into chunky wedges then add to a large bowl (or resealable plastic bag) with the oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper then toss to coat in the seasoned oil. Set aside until ready to cook
3
Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6
4
Spread the sweet potato wedges out in a single layer on a baking tray or roasting tin. Cook for 35–45 minutes until crisp, golden brown and soft in the middle
5
To cook the steaks, lightly oil a griddle pan and place over a medium-high heat. Alternatively, preheat a barbecue for grilling and lightly oil the grill rack
6
Remove the steaks from the marinade and season with a little salt. Grill in the pan or on the barbecue for 3–5 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the steaks and how well-done you would like them
7
Toss the salad leaves, tomatoes and onion together in a bowl with the sweetcorn. Tear in a few fresh coriander sprigs and add a good squeeze of lime juice to taste
8
Serve the steaks with the wedges, salad and some extra sauce on the side for dipping