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Seared Steak with Caramelized Onion & Blue Cheese Sauce

Seared Steak with Caramelized Onion & Blue Cheese Sauce

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


4 servings, 3 ounces steak & about 2 tablespoons sauce each

Prep Time

30 minutes

Total Time

30 minutes


  • 1/2teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1pounds boneless strip steak (about 1 inch thick), trimmed
  • 2tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2cups thinly sliced onion
  • 2tablespoons water
  • 1teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4cup crumbled blue cheese


  1. 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.
  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 1/4 teaspoon salt. Serve the steaks with about 2 tablespoons sauce each.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings, 3 ounces steak & about 2 tablespoons sauce each)

Calories 262kcal
Carbohydrate Total 7g
Total Sugars 4g
Added Sugars 1g
Fiber 1g
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 5g
Mono Saturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 67mg
Sodium 306mg
Protein 24g
Potassium 388mg
Calcium 74mg
Chromium 2mcg
Folate 22mcg
Omega-6 1g
Vitamin E 2mg
Zinc 4mg
Vitamin B3 6mg

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