Seared Steak with Caramelized Onion & Blue Cheese Sauce

Seared Steak with Caramelized Onion & Blue Cheese Sauce

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2012

It only takes one skillet to make this restaurant-worthy pan-seared steak recipe with creamy caramelized onion and blue cheese sauce.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1-1¼ pounds boneless strip steak (about 1 inch thick), trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups thinly sliced onion
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese


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  1. Pat steaks dry and cut into 4 equal portions. Sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until very hot, but not smoking. Add the steaks and cook until browned on the bottom, 2 to 4 minutes. Turn over, reduce heat to medium-low and cook to desired doneness, 3 to 5 minutes for medium-rare. Remove the steaks from the pan and set aside, covered with foil.
  2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan and increase the heat to medium. Stir in onion, water and brown sugar, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is golden brown and the liquid has evaporated, 8 to 10 minutes. (Add more water a tablespoon at a time if the onions are browning too quickly.)
  3. Remove from the heat. Stir in blue cheese and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Serve the steaks with about 2 tablespoons sauce each.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 3 ounces steak & about 2 tablespoons sauce
  • Per serving: 262 calories; 15 g fat(5 g sat); 1 g fiber; 7 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 22 mcg folate; 67 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 63 IU vitamin A; 4 mg vitamin C; 74 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 285 mg sodium; 388 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat, ½ high-fat meat, 1½ fat

Reviews 3

March 10, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Delectable I had bought a strip steak for something else and then never used it so this looked delicious--and it did not disappoint...I seasoned the steak with Montreal Steak Seasoning and I try to watch my salt so I didn't add the last bit of salt...fantastic I will make it again Pros: This was super easy
December 10, 2012
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By: Theresa787
Fantastic Steak House Steak at Home We usually grill our steaks. When I saw this recipe in the magazine, my mouth started watering. We made it that night and it was fantastic! The steak was cooked perfectly and the sauce! Oh the sauce is sweet and salty, creamy and decadent. Pros: Easy, Fast, Delicious, Elegant
November 01, 2012
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