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Sweet Grilling Steak


Published: 11/08/2014

by Foodland Ontario

Warm up when it’s chilly out with healthy comfort food. Try this flavourful steak with sweet peppers, sweet potatoes and red onions.


Preparation time: 20 minutes

refrigeration time: 1 to 24 hours

grilling time: 12 to 18 minutes

Serves: 4



This meal is made extra-special by using a dry rub to flavour the steaks, which are then served over a base of herb-grilled sweet potatoes and sweet peppers, and topped with grilled onions. 



4          beef tenderloin or rib-eye steaks (each about 6 oz./175 g), about 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick

1 Tbsp. (15 mL) olive oil

1 tsp. (5 mL) finely chopped fresh rosemary

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 tsp. (1 mL) seasoning salt

1 to 2 large sweet potatoes (1-1/2 lb./750 g)

2 sweet peppers (1 red, 1 yellow or orange)

1 large red onion, sliced into thick rings

4 tsp. (20 mL) vegetable oil for brushing


Steak rub:

1 Tbsp. (15 mL) each packed brown sugarand salt

2 tsp. (10 mL) each garlic powder, paprikaand dried thyme

1 tsp. (5 mL) smoked paprika or chipotle powder

1-1/2 tsp. (7 mL) chili powder

1/2 tsp. (2 mL) each dry mustard and coarsely ground black pepper



Steak rub: In small bowl, mix together brown sugar, salt, garlic powder, paprika, smoked paprika, thyme, chili powder, mustard and pepper. Rub generously onto both sides of steaks; place on plate and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour or up to 24 hours.


In medium bowl, mix together olive oil, rosemary, garlic and seasoning salt. Peel and slice sweet potato crosswise about 1/4-inch (1 cm) thick; toss in olive-rosemary oil to coat well. Cut peppers into 4 wedges. Slice onion 1/4-inch (1 cm) thick.

Place sweet potatoes, peppers and onions on greased grill over high heat. Grill covered, for 3 to 4 minutes or until tender, turning occasionally. Place sweet potatoes, peppers and onions in separate bowls. Keep vegetables warm.


Reduce heat to medium-high; grill steaks for about 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until desired doneness. On each plate, place several slices of sweet potato, a wedge of each pepper and a steak. Top with onions. Garnish with rosemary if desired.


Recipe and photo: Foodland Ontario



Nutritional information

            1 Serving:

»          Protein: 39 grams

»          Fat: 18 grams

»          Carbohydrate: 49 grams

»          Calories: 520

»          Fibre: 6 grams

»          Sodium: 790 mg

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