Pan-Seared Steak with Crispy Herbs & Escarole


This easy dinner takes just 20 minutes to prepare, meaning that seared steak can be a weeknight meal. Cooking herbs in the pan with the steak releases their aroma, infusing it into the meat while creating a crispy garnish. After the steaks and herbs are pan-seared, the escarole is cooked in the same skillet, so this healthy dinner requires minimal cleanup too.

Pan-Seared Steak with Crispy Herbs & Escarole


  • 1 pound sirloin steak, about 1/2 inch thick

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil or canola oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme

  • 3 sprigs fresh sage

  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary

  • 16 cups chopped escarole (about 1 pound)


  1. Sprinkle steak with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the steak and cook until charred on one side, about 3 minutes. Turn the steak over and add oil, garlic, thyme, sage and rosemary. Cook, stirring the herbs occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the steak reaches 125 degrees F for medium-rare, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer the steak to a plate and top with the garlic and herbs. Tent with foil.

  2. Add escarole and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper to the pan. Cook, stirring often, until the escarole starts to wilt, about 2 minutes. Thinly slice the steak and serve with the escarole and crispy herbs.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

244 Calories
12g Fat
10g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 3 oz. meat, 1/2 cup escarole and 1/2 Tbsp. herbs
Calories 244
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 26g 51%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Vitamin A 5606IU 112%
Vitamin C 19mg 21%
Folate 373mcg 93%
Sodium 394mg 17%
Calcium 160mg 12%
Iron 4mg 21%
Magnesium 60mg 14%
Potassium 1111mg 24%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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