Steak and Sweet Potato Skillet with bell pepper and onion is an easy one-skillet meal that comes together lightning fast! Whip this easy dinner recipe up any night of the week, or double it for meal prep!
Steak tips are one of those dishes that once I made my formal introduction, I was hook line and sinker OBSESSED.
Juicy, tender bite sized pieces of crispy beef? Sign me up every day!
This steak tips and sweet potato skillet pairs sultry steak tips with yummy sweet potatoes for an ultra pleasant balanced complete meal that is so easy to toss together on any given weeknight.
In case you’re new to steak tips, no worries! Here’s what you need to know.
What Are Steak Tips?:
Great question, I’d love to tell you. Steak tips are tender bite-sized pieces of steak that are cooked to crispy perfection in various seasonings or sauces.
Steak tips are the same thing as steak bites or sirloin tips, and the terms are often used interchangeably. They are served as an appetizer, side dish or main dish with side dishes. Serving with a side of garlic butter for dipping is one of the popular ways people enjoy steak tips.
Most commonly, steak tips are made on the stove top in a nonstick skillet or cast iron skillet, but they can also be made in the air fryer or oven. You can also use a Dutch oven for cooking sirloin steak tips to get a nice sear.
My Air Fryer Steak Bites, for instance, are so easy to prepare and use liquid aminos, garlic powder, and paprika for the seasoning.
You can go as simple as using sea salt and pepper for seasoning steak tips or use a variety of spices, spice blends, steak seasoning, lemon juice, or store-bought or homemade sauces such as teriyaki sauce or Worcestershire sauce.
The goal is to achieve flavorful, crispy on the outside yet tender on the inside little bites of joy, ideal for the meat lover like you and me.
Ingredients for Sweet Potato and Steak Tips Skillet:
Steak: What type of steak to use for steak tips? You can use any quality steak such as sirloin steak (the most common), filet mignon, rib eye, or New York strip steak, which are all great choices. Avoid using a tougher cut of beef like stew meat, as the texture will turn out tough.
Avocado Oil: Used for cooking everything over high heat, avocado oil is a great high temperature cooking oil and is ideal for making perfect steak tips to get that high heat sear. If you only have olive oil on hand, you can use it. Just note that olive oil has a lower smoke point than avocado oil and often burns at high temperatures.
Sweet Potato: Our starch of choice to make this a well-balanced meal, sweet potato adds a plethora of health benefits as it is high in antioxidants, Vitamin A and potassium, and more! Sweet Potatoes are also an excellent source of complex carbohydrates.
Bell Pepper: Adding subtle sweetness and a lovely flavor to the meal, bell pepper helps round out the flavor profile.
Onion and Garlic: Both onion and garlic bring that inviting appeal to any dish, and they go a long way in this recipe for generating robust, fresh flavor.
Liquid Aminos (or Soy Sauce or Coconut Aminos): Bringing umami flavor to the dish to really give you that full palate experience, liquid aminos, soy sauce, or coconut aminos just make this easy dinner recipe absolute perfection.
Sea Salt: If you use liquid aminos or soy sauce, you may not need to add additional salt as the salt content is already fairly decent. Simply sprinkle the salt on to your personal taste.
Let’s make beef tips!
How to Make Steak Tips with Sweet Potatoes:
Chop the steak into 2-inch chunks.
Heat the avocado oil in a large (12-inch) skillet over medium-high heat (I like using my cast iron skillet to get a nice crust). Add the sweet potato and red onion. Stir well, then cover the skillet and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the veggies begin to soften.
Stir in the remaining ingredients (bell pepper, garlic, steak, and liquid aminos), arranging everything in a single layer if possible and cover again. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until much liquid is seeping out of the ingredients.
Remove the cover and continue cooking until much of the liquid has evaporated and there’s a sear on the steak, about another 5 minutes.
Serve in bowls and enjoy!
Store any leftover steak tips in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
For Rare or Medium-Rare Steak Tips:
This method of cooking steak tips results in well done steak. for rare or medium-rare steak bites, cook the potato until your desired level of doneness before adding the steak and cook over high heat for a couple of minutes, just until the steak is seared and has a nice crust but the internal temperature is between 130 and 150 degrees F.
Use a meat thermometer if you’re trying to achieve a specific level of doneness!
What to Serve with Steak Tips:
If you’re looking for additional side dishes to enjoy with this meal, I recommend my Pea Salad with Bacon, Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing, Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower, Roasted Green Beans, and Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan and Lemon.
More Healthy Beef Recipes:
- Steak Salad with Berries, Avocado, and Goddess Dressing
- Gluten Free Dairy Free Ground Beef Stroganoff
- 30-Minute Vegetable and Ground Beef Skillet
- One-Pot Ground Beef and Cabbage
- Perfect Grilled Steak
And that’s it! An easy recipe yet delicious meal to put on repeat any time the craving for steak strikes that the whole family can enjoy!
Steak Tips with Sweet Potatoes and Bell Pepper
- 2 Tbsp avocado oil
- 1 medium-sized sweet potato chopped (3 cups)
- ½ red onion sliced
- 1 red bell pepper chopped
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 1 pound steak* chopped into bite sizes
- 2 to 3 Tbsp liquid aminos or coconut aminos
- Sea salt to taste**
- Chop the steak into 2-inch chunks.
- Heat the avocado oil in a large (12-inch) skillet over medium-high heat (I like using my cast iron skillet to get a nice crust). Add the sweet potato and red onion. Stir well, then cover the skillet and cook for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the veggies begin to soften.
- Stir in the remaining ingredients (bell pepper, garlic, steak, and liquid aminos), arranging everything in a single layer if possible and cover again. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until much liquid is seeping out of the ingredients.
- Remove the cover and continue cooking until much of the liquid has evaporated and there’s a sear on the steak, about another 5 minutes.
- Serve in bowls with fresh chopped green onion and enjoy!