Thai Beef with Smashed Spiced Sweet Potatoes



The Thai beef with smashed spiced sweet potatoes are one of my husbands favorites. The spiced sweet potatoes came from and make a fast, healthy compliment to the ribbons (the potatoes aren’t “hot” spicy, but the ribbons are.)


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Sweet potatoes have fewer carbs and calories, and contain more vitamin A and vitamin C than white potatoes.

Regular white potatoes are lower in fat and sugar, and contain more protein and fiber.


Do Orange and White Sweet Potatoes Taste The Same?

White sweet potatoes have a milder flavor than orange sweet potatoes.

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Thai Beef with Smashed Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Thai Beef Ribbons with Smashed Spiced Sweet Potatoes
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Thai Beef with Smashed Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: 50 + Best Easy Asian Recipes
Keyword: beef, entree, side, sweet potatoes, thai
Calories: 3173kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


Thai Ribbons

  • 1 lb beef steak I use whatever I have. I've even used stew meat
  • 1/3 Cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped ginger root
  • 1 Tablespoon canola or peanut oil
  • 1/4 Teaspoon crushed red pepper or cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

Smashed Spiced Sweet Potatoes

  • 4 lbs sweet potatoes 4-5 large
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


For the Thai Ribbons

  • Soak thirty 6" skewers in water.
  • Combine all but steak.
  • Slice steak thinly across the grain (abt 1/4")
  • Place steak in marinade for 15 min. turning to coat.
  • Thread each slice onto skewers. Broil 2 min on each side.
  • For the Smashed Spiced Sweet Potatoes
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Pierce each potato, wrap in foil and bake 45 min or until soft. (I usually either do this the day before I make this dish, or I throw them in the oven while I workout. Then the actual dinner comes together really fast.)
  • Let stand long enough to handle without burning yourself.
  • Remove the skins.
  • Smash with potato masher.
  • Add butter to help mash out the chunks.
  • Add remaining ingredients & enjoy!


Serving: 1recipe | Calories: 3173kcal | Carbohydrates: 416.9g | Protein: 128g | Cholesterol: 342.3mg | Fiber: 59g | Sugar: 114.5g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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2 comments on “Thai Beef with Smashed Spiced Sweet Potatoes”

  1. I love sweet potatoes, we had baked fries last night!

  2. Both of these recipes look delicious! I love smashed sweet potatoes, I make them all the time.