Sweet Spiced Steak
1 medium onion, cut into 3/4-inch thick slices
2 cloves garlic, cracked open and peeled
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 orange, cut into wedges and juiced, rind reserved
2 whole cloves
1/2 tsp freshly-ground black pepper
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 lb 1/2-inch thick lean beef steak, such as boneless sirloin tip, London broil, or flank steak
2. Once marination has finished, extract the steak from the bag and pat it dry with paper towels. Extract the onions and discard everything else in the marinade.
3. Heat a medium skillet over high heat, spray it with cooking spray, and add the onions*. The onions will take longer than the steak. Add the onions to the skillet and cook 10 minutes ahead of the steak.
4. Then, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray and add the steak. Cook for 2 minutes on each side for medium-rare. Remove the steak from the pan and allow it to rest 5 minutes, by which time the onions should be translucent and cooked through.
*Some people may have a problem cooking and eating onions after they've touched the raw meat and marinade that's had raw meat juices on it. Because the onions will be cooked all the way through and the remnant marinade boils around them, I feel this is safe. If you have a problem with this, go ahead and omit this step. You can just cut a fresh onion and saute it on the side for sort of the same effect.
- Servings per recipe: 4
- Per serving:
- Calories: 263
- Fat: 9.5 g
- Saturated fat: 3.9 g
- Cholesterol: 62 mg
- Sodium: 946 mg
- Carbohydrates: 9.7 g
- Fiber: 1.7 g
- Sugar: 6.5 g
- Protein: 33.4 g