We love the ease of a sheet-pan dinner. We also love the flavor and texture of a perfectly cooked steak. Like Captain Planet, we knew we could create something delicious by their powers combined.
The goal: an expertly cooked steak plus two sides of sweet potatoes and scallions, prepared on one pan and ready at the same time.
We achieve this by roasting the steaks alongside the vegetables, all on the same pan. Generally, roasting steaks wouldn’t achieve the beautiful sear that a preheated skillet or grill provides. But preheating a sheet pan—while jump-starting the roasting of your sweet potatoes—and coating the steak in a smoky-savory dry rub promotes browning on the steaks’ surface and boosts flavor.
You can see the technique and the whole recipe, from start to finish, on the season two premiere of our YouTube series Today’s Special hosted by ATK’s Ashley Moore. In this episode, Ashley also offers useful pointers you’ll want to keep in mind while cooking this one-pan steak with sweet potatoes and scallions. (For example, if your well-worn sheet pan has some browning on its sides and bottom, that’s actually a good thing!)
You can watch our step-by-step method here: