Ground Steak and Ranch Sweet Potato Fries
Ground steak is one of my go to simple meals, that can be made in a bunch of different ways. All "ground steak" is, is basically a hamburger patty without the bun. I cook mine in the oven for means of simplicity, but you can cook yours on the grill if you are into that. The possibilities are endless, head over to my Instagram for some inspiration.
Today I am making this bunless burger pretty much my most absolute favorite way... with ranch sweet potato fries!! These fries are no joke... they are so yummy and I can't even help myself when I eat them. I am from Texas so the flavor "ranch" (yes it is a flavor in my book) is one of the best things to happen to cooking. You know those little ranch envelopes you can buy at the store. Think this on top of sweet potato fries!!
A note on the beef... yes I do recommend grass fed beef. This is an area that I do spend more money for better quality. I do this for a few reasons... the main on being the nutrient content. My kids (and me on that time of the month) need iron. Grass fed beef is a great source. It also is significantly higher in Omega 3s, which are developing my little ones' brains, not to mention it is lower in all the "nasty" fats. Want more information? Read this article by Healthine.
This recipe is: Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, allergy friendly, Whole30, sheet pan, and under 30 minutes cook time.
The recipe will serve two adults and two young children. It will take you around 30 minutes to make.
4 medium sized sweet potatoes
4 T coconut oil
1 1/2 tsp parsley
1 T dried minced onion
1/2 tsp dill
1/2 tsp garlic
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 pound ground beef
1 egg (optional)
Salt and Pepper
Romaine lettuce pieces (any greens will work here)
How to Make it:
Preheat the oven to 400.
Peel and cut the sweet potatoes. Cut them in half length wise and then into fry like shapes from there.
Top sweet potatoes with coconut oil, parsley, onion, dill, garlic, onion, and salt. Combine.
Spread out the fries on a pan and put into the oven. Set a ten minute timer.
Assemble the burgers using the egg, salt and pepper. After the timer goes off put burgers on the pan with the fries.
Cook everything for another 12-15 minutes. Meanwhile, cut up avocado and prepare lettuce. Plate and serve!
Plating for Kids
You can serve it to them just like you do the adults in your family, but here are some other ideas if you have a picky eater on your hands. You can make their ground beef steak into smaller bite sized steaks (think meatballs). Take them out of the oven around 10 minutes instead of cook the full 15 mintues. You can also mash up the avocado into guacamole, and let them dip the little meatballs into it.
Want to get fancy and grill inside? If you have a gas stove this will take your burgers to the next level and is oh so much fun!