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Seared Steaks with Caramelized Onions & Gorgonzola

Seared Steaks with Caramelized Onions & Gorgonzola

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.


4 servings

Prep Time

30 minutes

Total Time

30 minutes


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


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat in a large skillet. 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 1/4 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 1/4 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.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 314kcal
Carbohydrate Total 11g
Total Sugars 7g
Added Sugars 3g
Fiber 1g
Total Fat 17g
Saturated Fat 5g
Mono Saturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 81mg
Sodium 532mg
Protein 28g
Potassium 552mg
Calcium 94mg
Folate 32mcg
Omega-3 1g
Omega-6 2g
Vitamin E 2mg
Zinc 5mg
Vitamin B3 8mg

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