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

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2012


Recipe Summary

30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Pat steaks dry and cut into 4 equal portions. Sprinkle with 1/4 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.

  • 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.)

  • Remove from the heat. Stir in blue cheese and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Serve the steaks with about 2 tablespoons sauce each.

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; protein 24.4g; carbohydrates 6.8g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 3.6g; fat 14.8g; saturated fat 4.6g; cholesterol 67.1mg; vitamin a iu 62.8IU; vitamin c 4.3mg; folate 21.5mcg; calcium 73.8mg; iron 1.6mg; magnesium 26.9mg; potassium 388mg; sodium 285.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 1g.

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Rating: 2 stars
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Rating: 4 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More