Bring the steakhouse to your home with this delectable and mouthwatering recipe. The flavor palate is well balanced with a spoonful of chili paste bringing tangy heat to succulent steaks. This steak and kale recipe will elevate your cooking skills, it’s a people pleaser and you will find yourself cooking again!

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Seared Steaks and Garlic Kale with Cheesy Roasted Potatoes

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Entrée (main meal), Main meal
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 590 kcal


  • 2 steaks, cut of choice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1.5 tsp calabrian chilli paste
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 0.7 oz grana padano cheese, grated
  • 3/4 lb golden potatoes
  • Sea salt and ground pepper to taste

Optional add-ins

  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • Edible flowers for garnish


  • Properly slice the steak against the grain to ensure it stays tender and looks pretty too, set aside
  • Remove kale leaves from the head and de-stem them with your hands
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F, place a rack at the center
  • Rinse your produce properly
  • On a cutting board, cut the potatoes in half, lengthwise
  • Then cut the halves crosswise into ½ inch pieces, set aside
  • Roughly chop the de-stemmed kale leaves
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and place the potatoes on it
  • Season the potatoes with salt and pepper, drizzle olive oil over it
  • Give potatoes a gentle toss so they are evenly coated
  • Place the tray in the oven and let the potatoes bake for 20 minutes
  • When the potatoes are tender on applying a fork or browned, remove them from the oven
  • Top the roasted potatoes with grated cheese and put the tray in the oven again
  • Let it all roast for 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese has completely melted, remove from oven
  • Meanwhile, pat the steaks dry with a paper towel and place them on a flat surface
  • Season the steaks with salt and pepper on both sides
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a medium pan over medium to high heat
  • Add the steaks and cook for about 10 minutes
  • Cook to your desired degree of doneness, a well-done steak will require longer to cook
  • When the steak is cooked, remove it from the flame and place it on a cutting board, let the steaks rest. Keep any leftover bits of the frond in the pan
  • As your steaks cool, in a bowl add the softened butter and Calabrian Chili paste to your requirement
  • With a fork, mash together the butter and paste
  • Add minced garlic to the reserved frond pan, add oil if needed
  • Season with salt and pepper and cook at medium-high heat
  • Constantly stir the mixture for a minute till thoroughly cooked
  • Continue to stir as you add the chopped kale, let the kale wilt
  • Turn off the heat and add the lemon juice, season to taste
  • Sliced the rested steaks sling the grain lines
  • Serve the steaks with garlic kale and cheesy potatoes, top the steaks with chili paste
  • Garnish with herbs and lemon wedges
  • Serve and enjoy!

Tips for this recipe

  • Remember to tenderize the meat before cooking
  • You can store these components in a separate airtight container and store for 3 to 4 days
  • You can use the chili paste on other dishes as well, it works great with Pho
  • You can double the garlic kale and eat it as a salad
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Voila! A succulent steak with garlicky kale to cut the spiciness of the chili paste. All the components on your plate work together to throw a wide range of flavors. Enjoy!

Side Dishes

If you’re a fan of garlic-infused kale, try the Whole Foods Garlicky Kale recipe. Brown Rice Spaghetti with Oregano and Olive sauce will add the necessary ingredients to your steak. For healthier-carb options try the Spinach Artichoke Bread Ring Dip. Add Rice Crackers for more texture, and if you’re looking for color and fruitiness make the California Quinoa Salad! For a steak and soup with noodles, try the Vegan Noodle Soup with Silken Tofu Recipe.

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Rest assured that this steak and kale recipe is sure to fill you up and satisfy your taste buds. So, give it a try at home and let us know how it turned out!