Looking for a healthier steak and chips recipe?

It’s all in the breed, apparently.

Fassone beef is a breed of cattle that delivers lean (but delicious) meat. Most importantly it has been proven to actually lower cholesterol. A rogue gene gives the Piedmontese cattle a condition known as “double-muscling”, delivering meat that has less cholesterol and fat than salmon or chicken while still packing the fatty acids of grass-fed beef.

Not convinced? It still cooks like your marbled, juicy rib-eye and comes in around 2 000 kilojoules when served with baked sweet potato chips.

Not travelling to Italy this week? Pick up a sirloin top side steak, it’s also lean and tasty.

Traditional Steak and Chips: Calories 980 = 4 086 Kilojoules

MH Steak and Chips: Calories 489 = 2 093 Kilojoules

Spice Crusted Steak and Chips Recipe

 Serves 2

Ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil

2 large sweet potatoes, cut into wedges

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp ground cumin

½ tsp dried chilli flakes

1 garlic clove, crushed

2 x 200g of sirloin steak

Method

Heat the oven to 200°C.

Toss the wedges with 1 tbsp of olive oil and season to taste.

Bake in the oven for 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.

In the meantime, combine paprika, cumin, chilli flakes, garlic and 1 tbsp of oil in a bowl and mix well.

Rub over the steak to coat and season

Braai or pan fry for 2 to 3 minutes each side or until cooked to your liking.

Stand for 5 minutes to rest, then serve with sweet potato chips.