Smoky Cauliflower steaks

Bold and smoky

Prepare to embark on a culinary adventure that marries the humble cauliflower with the bold, smoky essence of Adore Chillies Chipotle Sauce. In this recipe, we transform cauliflower into tender and flavorful “steaks” that are perfect for vegetarians and vegans, but they hold their own in any omnivorous feast.

Cauliflower steaks are more than just a delicious alternative; they are a work of culinary art, boasting a tender interior and a beautifully caramelized exterior when roasted to perfection. What truly sets them apart is the generous coating of  Adore Chillies Chilli sauce, infusing each bite with an irresistible blend of smokiness and spiciness.

Whether you’re seeking to dazzle your dinner guests or yearning for a spicy and satisfying weeknight meal, these Smoky Chipotle Chilli Cauliflower Steaks deliver on all fronts. Not only do they elevate your dining experience, but they are also surprisingly easy to prepare, earning them a permanent spot in your culinary arsenal. Get ready to embark on a flavor-packed journey that’s as exciting as it is delicious!

Smokey Cauliflower steaks

Indulge in Spicy Chipotle Cauliflower Steaks, seared to perfection and smothered in smoky Adore Chilies Chipotle Chili Sauce. A delectable, plant-based delight awaits!"
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 2 large cauliflower heads
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Adore Chilies Chipotle Chilli Sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish optional:
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley
  • Lime wedges


  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Trim the leaves and stem of each cauliflower head, leaving the core intact.
  • Cut each cauliflower head into 4 thick "steaks" by slicing vertically from top to bottom. You should have 8 cauliflower steaks in total.
  • Season both sides of the cauliflower steaks with salt and pepper.
  • In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Sear the Cauliflower Steaks:
  • Once the oil is hot, carefully place the cauliflower steaks in the skillet.
  • Sear for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until they develop a golden-brown crust. This step adds flavour and texture to the steaks.
  • Once the cauliflower steaks are seared, brush a generous amount of the Chipotle Chili Sauce onto one side of each cauliflower steak, coating them evenly.
  • Transfer the cauliflower steaks to the prepared baking sheet with the Chipotle sauce side up.
  • Bake the cauliflower steaks in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until they are tender and the sauce has caramelized slightly.
  • Remove the cauliflower steaks from the oven and garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley if desired. Serve hot with lime wedges on the side for an extra burst of flavour.
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