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Seared Steaks with Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola

Breana Lai, M.P.H., R.D.

"Beef tenderloin is naturally lean and mild-flavored, so it's great paired with the intense flavors of sweet caramelized onions and salty Gorgonzola cheese."
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30 m servings 368 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 steaks)

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  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.


  • By © Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 368 calories; 19.2 g fat; 11.1 g carbohydrates; 36 g protein; 101 mg cholesterol; 476 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Les loved the onions

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Fun and easy to make. The onions took longer than 15 minutes for me. The meat was just a bit rare for my preference. May have gotten pieces a bit thick? Did 5 minutes per side.

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Les loved the onions

Used my extra caramelized onions on a salad the next day, delicious!

Will make this again. The steak had great flavor. I did not have blue cheese (because I do not care for it) but used feta instead. It was great. The onions were very tasty and I made enough ...

I was looking for a recipe for caramelized onions to put on burgers, and this looked good, so I tried it. I made ONLY the onions, not the steak part. The onions were quick, easy, and delicious. ...

This recipe was super easy and looked like something coming out of a restaurant! My husband was very impressed with my caramelized onions too!

We loved it!

Awesome. Made for my husband's Valentines Day dinner. We don't even care for Gorgonzola cheese but the combination was delicious!

Had a large piece of tenderloin so cut off some steaks and followed the recipe exactly (well, I just can't caramelize onions without butter, so I added some of that...). It was wonderful! Got ...

Made this tonight for my DH. We loved it!