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Seared Steaks with Caramelized Onions & Gorgonzola

  • 30 m
  • 30 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“In our humble opinion, steak is best topped with sweet caramelized onions and salty Gorgonzola cheese. We recommend seeking out good-quality Gorgonzola for the best flavor, but any will work. Serve with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed carrots.”

Ingredients

    • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
    • 2 large onions, sliced (about 4 cups)
    • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
    • ½ cup reduced-sodium beef broth
    • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
    • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    • 1 pound beef tenderloin (filet mignon) or sirloin steak, 1-1¼ inches thick, trimmed and cut into 4 steaks
    • ¼ cup crumbled Gorgonzola or blue cheese

Directions

  • 1 Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and brown sugar and cook, stirring often, until the onions are very tender and golden brown, about 15 minutes. Add broth, vinegar and ¼ teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, until the liquid has almost evaporated, 3 to 4 minutes more. Transfer the onions to a bowl; cover to keep warm. Clean and dry the pan.
  • 2 Sprinkle the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper on both sides of each steak. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the pan over medium-high heat. Add the steaks and cook until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn them over and top with cheese. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook until the cheese is melted and the steaks are cooked to desired doneness, 3 to 5 minutes for medium-rare. Serve the steaks with the caramelized onions.
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