I’ve never been a huge cauliflower fan, but you can coat almost anything in buffalo sauce and I will eat it. This is one of those things that has been popping up on restaurant menus everywhere lately, usually as an appetizer. In this case it’s a perfect side dish to some Los Muertos Barbecue seared steak.

You would think that a cauliflower dish would be somewhat healthy, but when I asked at a restaurant what the ingredients were, I was surprised to learn it’s flour, breadcrumbs, and butter. It was tasty, but I thought you could make a healthier version without all the refined carbs, and I was right.

Instead of flour or breadcrumbs, I used almond flour and a bit of Ava Jane’s Kitchen Avocado Oil, and left out the butter. You get tons of flavor from the hot sauce, so I don’t think all that butter is necessary.

Once coated, just bake in a hot oven, and then coat with hot sauce. A quick broil for crispness makes them perfectly tender and delicious. For the steak, a sprinkle of Los Muertos Barbecue adds some heat and flavor and then a sear in avocado oil makes it perfect. Serve sliced with the cauliflower, some blue cheese or ranch and celery sticks of that’s your thing.


Serves 4

Prep time: 45 minutes




1 head cauliflower, cut into florets

1 cup almond flour

1 cup milk of your choice

1 tablespoon Ava Jane’s Kitchen Avocado Oil

1/2 cup hot sauce (I used Frank’s)



1 pound sirloin steaks

1 tablespoon Los Muertos Barbecue seasoning blend

2 tablespoons Ava Jane’s Kitchen Avocado Oil


To serve:

Celery sticks

Blue cheese or ranch dressing



Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Put the cauliflower in a plastic freezer bag with the almond flour, milk, and avocado oil. Spread on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Remove and toss with the hot sauce. Bake for 10 more minutes, and switch to broil. Broil until lightly charred and crisp.

For the steak, season with the Los Muertos Barbecue. Heat the oil in a heavy skillet and cook the steaks until done to your liking. Let rest for a few minutes, slice, and serve with the cauliflower and desired accompaniments.

Easy to download PDF: Buffalo Steak and Cauliflower