Today was the beginning of the spring semester for me, so it's time to get busy for me again! Here's something I cooked up very quickly thanks to some thin-cut eye of round steaks, which are lean and cook up within a couple of minutes. I cooked them simply with steak seasoning, my favorite being World Market's Argentine Rub. In the same pan, before I started with the steaks I browned up some onions that were finished with a small amount of balsamic vinegar, which becomes sweet as it cooks and helps the onions develop a dark brown color. These steaks are a good choice if you are watching your carbs, and are super easy for any weeknight meal.
Steak with Balsamic Onions
1 large red onion, cut into very thin slices
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 lbs thin-cut eye of round steaks
1 tsp steak seasoning
non-stick cooking spray
1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spray the pan with cooking spray and add the onions; cook until translucent, then add the vinegar and allow the onions to soften and brown in color.
2. Season the meat on both sides with the steak seasoning. Remove the onions from the pan and place them to the side. Re-spray the pan with cooking spray. Add the meat and cook it for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until the spices and the meat caramelize. These steaks cook very quickly!
3. Serve the steaks with the onions on top.
Servings per recipe: 4
Fat: 7 g
Saturated fat: 2.5 g
Cholesterol: 94 mg
Sodium: 66 mg
Carbohydrates: 3.5 g
Fiber: 0.6 g
Sugar: 1.6 g
Protein: 50.3 g
Labels: beef, low-carb, main course