Steaks with Smashed Potatoes & Runners
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 45-50 mins
You’ll have a smashing time making (and eating) this steak supper. High welfare British minute steaks, golden roast spuds and a side of French beans add up to a great dinner.
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508 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • A 500g bag of new potatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • A handful of thyme
  • A 300g bundle of runner beans
  • 2 sirloin minute steaks
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
From your kitchen
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
You'll need
  • A couple of pans with lids
  • Roasting tin
  • Colander
  • Potato masher (optional)
  • Frying or griddle pan
  • Foil
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Heat your oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6. Scrub the potatoes and halve or quarter them so they’re all roughly the same size.

  • 2.

    Put the potatoes in a pan with boiling water. Cover and simmer for 12-15 mins till the potatoes are just tender – it should be easy to insert a knife tip or skewer.

  • 3.

    While the potatoes cook, add 1 tbsp oil to a roasting tin. Slide the tin into the oven to heat up. Peel and finely chop the garlic.

  • 4.

    Drain the potatoes well. Tip them back into the pan. Gently crush them with a fork or potato masher so they’re lightly smashed, not completely crushed.

  • 5.

    Tip the smashed potatoes into the hot roasting tin. Add the garlic and the thyme sprigs. Season. Give everything a stir. Roast in the oven for 30-35 mins till the potatoes are golden and crisp.

  • 6.

    Trim the tops and tails off the runner beans. If they have a thread, run a vegetable peeler down each side to remove the string. Finely slice the beans. Set aside.

  • 7.

    Rub 1 tsp oil into each steak. Season. Heat a griddle or frying pan till it’s smoking hot. Fry the steaks for 1-3 mins each side, depending on how well done you like them. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil. Set aside to rest for 5 mins.

  • 8.

    Simmer the beans in a pan of boiling water, uncovered, for 3-4 mins till they’re just tender. Drain. Serve the steak and beans with the potatoes and a dab of mustard on the side.

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