Sweet Balsamic Onion Pepper Steak
Steaks smothered with sweet onions."My family looked at me funny when I cooked steak not on the grill. It was tasty but I think I would do the steaks on the grill and then add the Onions. Also added mushrooms to it and it was a nice touch. " - LordDrow
Yield: 4 Ready in 45 minutes
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Sweet Balsamic Onion Pepper Steak Preparation
1. Melt 1 1/2 T butter with 1 1/2 T olive oil in a 12"saute pan. Add onions and stir in 1/2 tsp salt. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are limp, about 8 min. Uncover and sprinkle with sugar. Increase heat to medium-high and stir often until onions begin to brown, 5-7 min. Add balsamic vinegar and 1 1/2 tsp. thyme leaves; stir often until liquid has evaporated, 1-2 min longer.
2. Rinse steaks and pat dry. Sprinkle both sides lightly with salt, then coat with peppercorns. Melt remaining 1/2 tabl butter and olive oil in a 12 inch saute pan over med. heat. Add steaks and cook until well browned on one side. Turn over and cook until beginning to brown on other side, abt 2 min. Transfer pan to a 375 degree oven and bake until medium-rare (still pink in the center; cut to test), 7-8 min, or until as done as you like (steaks will continue cooking for a few minutes after you take them out of the oven.
3. Transfer steaks to warm plates. Spoon onions over the top and sprinkle with remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme.
Delicious alternative to steaks on the grill. Can also use sirloin or New York steaks, any tender cut.
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