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
  • ingredients 6
  • 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.
  • 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.
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