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Steak with Caramelized Balsamic Onions

What are you going to make for dinner tonight? This steak recipe is one of the most practical dinner ideas. You’ll have dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. It’s a great option if you’re short on time! The meat is incredibly soft and moist. I have a trick for this, and I’ll tell you all about it in this post.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 66kcal


  • pounds Top Round Sirloin Steak
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt I use kosher or sea salt
  • 1 medium onion white, yellow, or red
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 ½ tablespoon oil I use avocado oil


  • The first step is to cut the meat. You'll only need two simple tools: a sturdy cutting board and a sharp chef's knife. To begin, lay the meat out flat on the cutting board. I cut my meat into three pieces and those into halves (optional).
  • Pounding to tenderize the meat: You'll need to use a meat mallet to pound the meat thinner. This will allow for a faster cooking time and prevent the meat from becoming tough. If you are not familiar with a Meat mallet, this tool has two sides: a flat side and a sharp side. Flattening meats is done with the flat side, whereas tenderizing is done with the sharp side, which breaks up muscular fibers and relaxes the beef. First, place a piece of plastic wrap over the meat (this will avoid any messes). Then, pound on it.
  • Season the steak with garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, salt, and balsamic vinegar in a container. Make sure the seasoning is evenly distributed throughout the meat.
  • Dice the onion and marinate it with balsamic vinegar for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Combine the balsamic onions with the meat and let it marinate for at least 2 minutes.
  • In a non-stick skillet, add avocado oil (oil of preference) over medium-high heat. After the oil is hot, place the pieces of steak in the pan and cook for 3 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Then flip and cook for 2 minutes. Proceed to add the balsamic onions and cook for 3 extra minutes, or until the onions caramelize. Add 2-3 tablespoons of cool water or more balsamic vinegar to get some sauce.


Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 248IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg