Redone Steak and Potatoes

Steak and potatoes are a favorite American past time, as it is a staple in the diet of many men.  I am right there with the men, as I enjoy a good steak cut up, scooped on my fork with a touch of potatoes and steak sauce combined.  Such a forkful is heavenly!  Well, of course times change and your health is important, so here is an alternative to the traditional hearty steak and potatoes.  This recipe allows a lean steak (any meat with loin in the title is lower in fat) and substitutes mashed potatoes with mashed butter beans.  The mashed butter beans are much healthier, as potatoes are full of starch (starch turns to sugar, which turns to fat) and actually taste similar to potatoes. Very delicious, as the mashed butter beans was something I adopted from a European recipe.  Make this dish and add your favorite steak sauce, so you never miss a steak and potatoes moment again!


1/4 cup olive oil, plus 2 teaspoons, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lemon, zested and juiced
2 (16-ounce) cans butter beans
4 thin-cut sirloin steaks, about 5 ounces each
Sea Salt
Seasoning Salt
Ground Cumin
Garlic Powder
Steak Sauce


  • To make the beans, in a saucepan, add 1/4 cup of olive oil, garlic and the lemon zest. Warm in the pan.
  • Drain the beans and rinse under tap water in a strainer. Add drained beans to the pan, mix up with olive oil, garlic, and lemon zest. Warm through, stirring and mashing beans with a wide, flat spoon. You can also use a potato masher, which I use because it is quick and easy. Add sea salt to taste. Set aside.
  • To make the steaks, sprinkle seasoning salt, cumin, and garlic powder on one side of each steak.
  • Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a large skillet.  Once oil is hot, cook the steaks on high for 2 minutes each side for a medium steak. Cook longer if you want a more done steak. 
  • Squeeze the lemon juice into the hot pan over the steaks. 
  • Serve steaks with mashed beans on a plate topped with steak sauce. Remember, steak sauce has calories so try not to add more than two tablespoons per steak.

Servings:  4 servings.
Calories: About 400 per serving.

Original recipe cited from Foodnetwork,com, Nigella Lawson.