Time: 40 Minutes

Blackstrap Steaks with Caramelized Onions

Beef Chuck Eye Steaks are brushed with molasses and served with a caramelized onion relish. Got a hankering for a good steak? Try this recipe tonight.


  • 4 beef Chuck Eye or Ranch Steaks, cut 3/4 inch thick (about 6 ounces each) - Four beef Flat Iron Steaks, about 8 ounces each, may be substituted for Chuck Eye or Ranch Steaks. Cook 11 to 14 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, tuning occasionally.
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt
  • Fresh basil sprigs (optional)
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped sweet onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts - Coarsely chopped toasted walnuts may be substituted for pine nuts. To toast nuts, spread in single layer on metal baking sheet. Bake in 350°F oven 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. (Watch carefully to prevent burning.) Set aside to cool.
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Quick Facts

  • 40 Minutes
  • 4 Servings
  • 342kcal Calories
  • 36g Protein
  • Cooking

    1. To prepare Caramelized Onions, spray medium nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium to medium-high heat until hot. Add onion; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently. If necessary, re-spray skillet with cooking spray. Add bell pepper; continue cooking 3 to 5 minutes or until onions are browned and bell pepper is crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Stir in sliced basil, pine nuts, 1 tablespoon vinegar and black pepper. Season with salt, as desired; keep warm.
    2. Meanwhile combine molasses, Worcestershire sauce and 1 tablespoon vinegar in small bowl.
    3. Heat second large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Season steaks with black pepper. Place steaks in pan; cook 9 to 11 minutes (ranch steaks, 8 to 11 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally and brushing with molasses mixture during last 3 to 4 minutes of cooking.
    4. Season steaks with salt, as desired; serve with caramelized onions. Garnish with basil sprigs, if desired.


    Serv Size Calories Total Fat Cholesterol Total Carbs Protein
    4 342kcal 11g 86mg 24g 36g

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much of a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. 3g Saturated Fat; 5g Monounsaturated Fat; Carbohydrates; Fiber; 5.3mg NE Niacin; 0.7mg Vitamin B6; 3.9mcg Vitamin B12; 8.6mg Iron; 42.3mcg Selenium; Zinc; Choline;

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