Steak Fajita Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Stop what you’re doing and go make this recipe. Because it’s delicious. Divine and delicious. And if you’re wondering where to get white sweet potatoes or whatever the hell they are called, I have no clue. I get them at Whole Foods or Sprouts but you most likely don’t live in the same neighborhood as me. So ask the produce guy at your store because I can’t tell you where to find them.

I just always get that question so I thought I’d throw it out there in a slightly passive aggressive way.

Ew. I’m the worst right now, aren’t I?

I digress. I set off the smoke alarm for a good ten minutes today so I’m in a bit of a mood. My oven needs some major cleaning after all the chicken thighs I’ve been making in it. But it doesn’t have a self cleaning button. I know I’m annoying for complaining about having to clean it myself but remember I usually cook 2-3 times per day on most days. That’s A LOT of coats on the ole oven…especially since it’s a double oven. Double your pleasure, double your hatred for cleaning.

Why are we even talking about cleaning? Let’s talk about the fact that I’m going to Vegas for 20 hours this weekend. I’ve mentioned this to a couple friends and they’ve all said, “What’s the point?”. Well, ya dumb friends, the point is that I am going with two of my close friends, going straight to my favorite Thai restaurant (Lotus of Siam) then straight out to the club to party all night long (seeing an awesome DJ) then out to brunch before we take a flight home. What else is there to do other than an get an even worse hangover that will take days to recover from by staying an extra night. Pointless, if you ask me. So we’re doing the one nighter! Because we have no kids, no excuses, and nothing holding us back. It’s going to be AWESOME! I bought a dress that I absolutely cannot wait to wear and now I just need to figure out a pair of heels that I don’t hate my life in. Not possible, but I’ll figure it out. Luckily, the club we are going to is in the same hotel we are staying in…NO CAB LINES YAYYYYYYY!

This is just your friendly reminder from PaleOMG to say yes more often. Whenever you can, say yes and do some fun ass sh*t. Even if it’s just making this new recipe. Say yes, my friend, say yes.

PaleOMG Steak Fajita Loaded Sweet Potatoes


Steak Fajita Loaded Sweet Potatoes

  • Yield: 3-4 1x


  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons ghee, divided
  • 1 sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 11 1/2 pound grass-fed hanger steak, pounded slightly thinner to tenderize
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 lime
  • freshly chopped cilantro


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Poke holes in sweet potatoes with a fork then coat all in about 2 tablespoons of ghee and sprinkle with a bit of salt on top. Place on a baking sheet and in the oven for 45-50 minutes minutes until soft and tender.
  2. When sweet potatoes have about 20 minutes to go, place a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of ghee then add sliced onion. Cook for about 5 minutes then add all the bell peppers. Let these onions and peppers cook down for about 15 minutes, tossing every couple minutes, until they are somewhat browned and soft. Remove and set aside. Keep cast iron skillet over medium heat and add more ghee, if needed (just to coat the bottom of the skillet).
  3. Pound meat with a meat tenderizer until about 1/4 inch thin. In a small box, mix together all the spices. Pour spice mixture over both sides of meat and press into the meat. Place meat on the hot cast iron skillet and cook on both sides for about 3-4 minutes, until browned by medium rare-medium in the middle. Remove and set on cutting board. Let meat rest for 5 minutes before thinly slicing against the grain.
  4. Place the peppers and onions back in the warm skillet and toss, scraping the bottom of the pan. Place thinly sliced meat in the pan with the peppers and onion then squeeze 1/2 lime on top to coat meat and veggies.
  5. Cut sweet potatoes open and use a fork to smash the sweet potatoes. Then place the fajita mixture on top along with some freshly chopped cilantro and a little extra lime juice!

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


23 thoughts on “Steak Fajita Loaded Sweet Potatoes”

  1. I can’t find white sweet potatoes in Austin. I actually found them in Colorado a couple of weeks ago while I was visiting. I brought some home on my carry on bag and I am certain security thought I was insane. No shame here!!!

  2. Questions for podcast:

    1) I’m gonna go straight for the relationship question. You’ve mentioned on the blog that your husband works quite a bit. How do you manage this? Any tips/strategies for staying connected amidst the busy-ness of life?

    2) Do you have any stress management routines?

    3) You’ve talked about how you got to a place in your life where you stopped giving a f*ck and just started doing what you wanted (don’t mind my paraphrasing). I LOVE THIS. BUT….. that’s where I get stuck. Any tips for how to put the “not giving a f*ck” into daily action?

    Thanks Juli!! I love your candor and appreciate your thoughts and opinions!

  3. Grrrrlll, you need an InstantPot. You’ll never need your oven again (exaggeration, of course, to roast veggies and junk, but you know what I mean)

  4. I line the bottom of my oven with aluminum foil so that when the oven gets ‘dirty’, I just remove the old crusty stuff and re-line it with foil! I assumed everyone else did that-my mother in law showed me and I couldn’t believe how dumb I was for never thinking of that. Hope you can do it with your double ovens.

    Stay awesome!

  5. There are also liners you can buy at Bed Bath and Beyond (and probably Target). I have been told by an appliance repair man to not run the clean cycle because it is not good for the electronics of the oven. Seems silly but our newer appliances are much less reliable than our newer ones so I haven’t risked it.

    Made this yummy dinner, eating now and I had to stop to say how fantastic it is. Whole Foods was out of Hanger steak so I got skirt steak. Very good!! I think I tagged you correctly on instagram but it looked so pretty I had to take a pic.

  6. Hi Juli! I would love to hear a podcast on your path to developing your business…your highs and lows and how you pushed yourself through to where you are today. thanks!

  7. If you can believe it I had all the ingredients except for white sweet potatoes, I did have the regular ones so I made it and topped the sweet potatoes I had with this, very, very good. So see i don’t know the difference but maybe next time I will try with white. I don’t think I have made a recipe of yours that I haven’t liked. Thanks

  8. I gave this recipe a whirl over the weekend! I couldn’t find white sweet potatoes so just went with regular sweet potatoes and they worked a treat. I also was a bit time poor so diced the sweet potatoes and roasted the cubes for 20 mins or so and topped them with the fajita mix. I also snuck in a spoonful of salsa and guac because I had it!
    Tasted super! Thanks JB!

  9. Made this verbatim over the weekend and it was so yummy. Bf also loved it. I’ve been following you for a while and I feel like your flavor combinations have come a long way!

  10. Okay! So! Totally late to the party… Long time listener, first time caller.

    Your local produce gal here! The white sweet potatoes are commonly referred to as Hannah Yams/sweet potatoes… All Whole Foods have access to them. Just ask them to special order them for ya if they don’t have them on their sets!

    Inspired by your food!

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