Pepper-Rubbed Grilled Steaks with Caramelized Onions

A robust pepper rub on the beef is a nice contrast to slightly sweet caramelized onions.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
large sweet onion (Maui, Texas Sweet or Walla Walla), thinly sliced, separated into rings
1
tablespoon sugar
2
tablespoons water
1
tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2
to 1 teaspoon seasoned pepper blend
4
boneless beef strip steaks, 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick (4 oz each), trimmed of fat

  • 1 Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, just until it begins to brown. Stir in sugar and water. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until onion is tender and golden. Remove from heat; stir in vinegar.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat closed contact grill for 5 minutes. Rub pepper blend on both sides of each steak.
  • 3 When grill is heated, place steaks on bottom grill surface. Close grill; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until desired doneness. Serve steaks with onions.

Expert Tips

You don't have to give up red meat to eat a healthful diet. Beef contains iron, folic acid, and vitamin B-12.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
45mg
45%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.