EatSmarter exclusive recipe

Steaks on a Bed of Salt

with Sweet Potatoes and Vegetables
Average: 3.8 (4 votes)
(4 votes)
Steaks on a Bed of Salt

Steaks on a Bed of Salt - Fresh from the oven: the juiciest steaks ever!

share Share
bookmark_border Copy URL
Health Score:
Health Score
9,1 / 10
30 min.
ready in 1 hr 15 min.
Ready in

Healthy, because

Even smarter

Nutritional values

The low-fat potpourri of beef, sweet potatoes, vegetables and spices contains real power. It helps to cover iron requirements, lower cholesterol levels and have a positive effect on blood fats.

This method of cooking steaks has only advantages: you do not need any fat for frying, the steaks cannot dry out on the salt bed and still do not taste over-salted. If you have several guests, simply put a whole tray of steaks in the oven, this saves you having to fry them in two or three pans at the same time.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie560 kcal(27 %)
Protein47 g(48 %)
Fat15 g(13 %)
Carbohydrates55 g(37 %)
Sugar added2 g(8 %)
Roughage9 g(30 %)
Vitamin A3.3 mg(413 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E12.9 mg(108 %)
Vitamin B₁0.3 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₂0.4 mg(36 %)
Niacin15.5 mg(129 %)
Vitamin B₆0.9 mg(64 %)
Folate57 μg(19 %)
Pantothenic acid2.4 mg(40 %)
Biotin15.2 μg(34 %)
Vitamin B₁₂5.5 μg(183 %)
Vitamin C133 mg(140 %)
Potassium1,455 mg(36 %)
Calcium118 mg(12 %)
Magnesium100 mg(33 %)
Iron6.7 mg(45 %)
Iodine9 μg(5 %)
Zinc7.7 mg(96 %)
Saturated fatty acids4.2 g
Uric acid268 mg
Cholesterol99 mg
Development of this recipe:


1 ½ pounds
coarse Sea salt
Sweet potatoes (each about 400 grams)
small Zucchini (about 150 grams)
2 stalks
Celery (about 200 grams)
yellow Bell pepper (about 200 grams)
5 sprigs
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
3 tablespoons
1 teaspoon
liquid Honey
4 tablespoons
Sirloin steaks (each about 275 grams)

Kitchen utensils

1 Baking sheet, 2 Bowls, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Fork, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Whisk, 1 Brush, 1 Aluminum foil

Preparation steps

Steaks on a Bed of Salt preparation step 1

Mix sea salt with 4-6 tablespoons water and spread with the lime leaves on a baking sheet. Press salt flat and smooth the surface.

Steaks on a Bed of Salt preparation step 2

Rinse sweet potatoes, leave unpeeled and place over half of the salt bed. Bake in preheated oven at 200°C (fan 180°C, gas mark 3) (approximately 400°F/convection 350°F) for about 45 minutes.

Steaks on a Bed of Salt preparation step 3

Meanwhile, trim zucchini, rinse and wipe dry. Trim celery, rinse and remove strings. Finely dice zucchini and celery. Cut bell pepper into quarters, remove seeds, rinse and finely chop. Rinse cilantro, shake dry, pluck leaves and chop coarsely.

Steaks on a Bed of Salt preparation step 4

Mix vinegar with curry powder and stir in broth. Season with salt, pepper and honey and stir in 3 tablespoons oil. Mix with vegetables and cilantro and set aside.

Steaks on a Bed of Salt preparation step 5

Coat steaks with remaining oil and season with pepper.

Steaks on a Bed of Salt preparation step 6

Cover sweet potatoes with a little aluminum foil.

Steaks on a Bed of Salt preparation step 7

Place steaks on the free side of the salt bed. Increase oven temperature to 250°C (highest circulating air: 220°C, gas) (approximately 475°F/convection 425°F) and cook steaks in oven alongside the sweet potatoes for 15-18 minutes.

Steaks on a Bed of Salt preparation step 8

Turn the steaks once after half the cooking time.

Steaks on a Bed of Salt preparation step 9

Remove steaks from oven, wrap in aluminum foil and let rest for 5 minutes. Keep the potatoes warm in the turned-off oven. To serve, cut the steaks into slices. Cut sweet potatoes in half and arrange with the steak slices and the vegetable salad on plates.