Recipe: Steak Strips and Potatoes w/ Kale

For the steak:

1/2 steak (or a whole one, if you want a larger portion)
1 garlic clove
1/3 large onion
5-7 grape tomatoes
1 chipotle pepper

Heat up your choice of oil in a medium skillet. Dice the garlic and sauté. Slice the onion into thin strips, and cut the grape tomatoes in half, then caramelize the onions and tomatoes.

Slice the steak into thin strips. Once you see the onions and tomatoes start to brown, add the steak to the skillet. Dice the chipotle and add. Cover the skillet and cook on medium heat for about 20 min. After 10 min., add a dash of red wine.

For the potatoes:

3 small red potatoes
2-3 inches of pork belly
1-2 garlic cloves
1/3 large onion
salt and pepper to taste

Cut the potatoes into quarters and boil them in a small pot. When the potatoes are soft, turn off the heat and mash them.

Dice the garlic and sauté in a large skillet. Slice the onion into thin strips and caramelize.  Slice the pork belly and sauté.  Chop the kale and cook until it wilts, then add the mashed potatoes to the skillet and mix the ingredients thoroughly. Add as much salt and pepper as you like.

Place the mashed potatoes with kale on a plate and shape into a round platform (see photo), then place the steak strips on top. Pour yourself a glass of red wine, and you’re good. Serves 1.


  1. I like the red and green for the Christmas season. Do you make your own chipotle? The kale is prepared almost identically to a brazed chard recipe I use. Do you think it would work well by itself?

  2. I just buy dried chipotle peppers. The kale would work well by itself–the pork belly will give it flavor. If you saute bits of tomato with the kale, that would enhance the flavor, too. Enjoy!

  3. I need someone to clean up after I’ve prepared dinner. Usually there are about three pots, six mixing bowls and some wooden spoons: all objects that cannot, or are too large to go into the dishwasher. Hooray for simple foods that taste “tasty.”


  4. This recipe would also work well with shrimp or tofu as substitute for the steak. You can also substitute shrimp for the pork belly in the mashed potatoes/kale recipe.

  5. Cool. Switching it up between steak, tofu, and shrimp is a good way to add variety. You could also try it with chicken or fish strips (I recommend swai, basa, or tilapia filets).

  6. Okay, confession time. I figured the kale would keep me away from this dish. But I have to admit it looks fantastic, and if it tastes half that good then you can count me in as a convert. 🙂

  7. Hi! This recipe sounds awfully nice. It has ALL the ingredients that I like and I am certainly adding it to my recipe collection!

  8. It looks and sounds delicious but as I suffer from a tomato allergy it might not work for me, do you think the recipe would work as well with red peppers rather than tomato?

  9. looks delicious. easy and quick. my style of cooking. I will enjoy trying some of your recipes. Thank you for visiting . Xavi Hunkler

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