Pan-seared Steak for Two with Saucy Sautéed Onions

Simple, yet so delicious, this steak is perfect for both casual and celebratory dinners for two. Serve with steamed green beans and either mashed potatoes or rustic Italian bread for sopping up the sauce.
Yield 2 Servings Prep. Time 10 min Cooking Time 40 min Total Time 50 min


Here are the following ingredients:

  • 12 oz (375 g) Beef Top Sirloin Grilling Steak, 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) EACH salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 large onion, sliced (about 1½ cups/375 mL)
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried thyme leaves
  • 1 cup (250 mL) reduced-sodium beef broth
  • ½ cup (125 mL) dry red wine
  • 4 tsp (20 mL) cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh parsley

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Follow these cooking methods/directions:

  1. Pat steak dry with paper towel and season all over with salt and pepper.

  2. Heat half the oil over medium-high heat in a cast-iron or ovenproof heavy-bottomed stainless steel skillet. Cook steak for 4 to 6 minutes, turning once, until browned on both sides; transfer steak to a plate.

  3. Return skillet to medium heat and add remaining oil. Cook onion, Worcestershire sauce and thyme, stirring often, for 10 to 12 minutes or until softened. Stir in broth and wine; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes or until reduced by about half.

  4. Place steak back in skillet; stir any accumulated juices into sauce. Cook steak in sauce in preheated 450°F oven for 6 to 8 or until a digital instant-read thermometer inserted sideways into centre of steak reads 145°F (63°C) for medium-rare doneness at the least (or 160°F/71°C for medium, or 170°F/77°C for well-done).

  5. Transfer steak to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, return skillet to stove top (off the heat). Add butter to sauce, one cube at a time, stirring until each piece melts before adding the next.

  7. Slice steak across the grain and arrange on a platter. Pour onion sauce over steak and sprinkle with parsley.