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Rachael’s Warm Chopped Greens with Crispy Beef Tenderloin Strips and Cheese Sauce

This recipe originally appeared on the Rachael Ray Show [1]. For more recipes and videos from the show visit RachaelRayShow.com.

Nutmeg complements the sauteed greens that anchor this quick and easy dinner of steak strips and a wine-spiked cheese sauce.

This is a meal Rach makes after she’s been entertaining a lot and is feeling lazy when all her guests leave. It’s packed with hearty greens, a favorite of Rach’s as she;s “been eating kale way longer than kale has ben cool.” It also makes for a lovely little date night dinner and gets bonus points for being super-healthy to boot.


For the Greens
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ( EVOO [2]), or olive oil
  • 10 cups lacinato or flat kale or Swiss chard, stemmed and chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • ⅛ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon wine vinegar, white or red
For the Beef and Sauce
  • Four 6- to 7-ounce beef tenderloin steaks
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, or safflower oil
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • ¾ pound Taleggio or young fontina or fontal cheese, rind trimmed, cut or shredded into small pieces


For the greens, warm a large skillet [3] over medium-high heat and add EVOO [2], 3 turns of the pan [3], then add the greens, season with salt and pepper and toss 2 minutes to wilt. Add garlic, caraway, cumin, nutmeg and vinegar, toss a minute more, then reduce heat to low or turn off and flash on the heat again to serve.

For the beef, heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high to high heat. Pat room temperature steaks completely dry, then slice each steak into ½-inch strips and season with salt, pepper and granulated garlic. Add about 2 tablespoons oil to the pan [3] and cook 2 portions of steak slices, browning about 3 minutes on each side, then remove to warm platter and repeat.

Meanwhile, in a small pot [3] over medium heat, add wine and bring to a bubble. Stir in cheese. Once it begins to melt, remove from heat and continue stirring until completely melted.