Soft Like "Butta" Steaks With Onion Sauce

Soft Like “Butta” Steaks With Sweet Onion Sauce

steak w onion sauce dun

I have been posting a lot of meat dishes lately, which is odd to me because I really don’t eat very much of it. Although, when I think of it from a Chinese medicine perspective, it really does make sense. All of the properties of beef are helpful for what my body has been going through lately. It’s great when all I’ve been studying makes practical sense! In my terms, I need beef because I am qi deficient, blood deficient and yin deficient. All this means is that beef is good for cooling my body and bringing me some much-needed energy. It really is true — your body craves what it needs.  Beef is also good for relieving edema and for strengthening bones and tendons.

This steak dish is comforting, soft, and juicy and the sauce is oniony, sweet and smooth. I usually like to grill my steaks, but this time I wanted that steak-house goodness so I cooked it in a pan with butter. It was so good, I may cook the steaks inside more often and save the grill for the vegetables.

First, make the onion sauce. You will need 2 large Vidalia onions.  Onions are useful for treating colds, coughs, asthma and high blood pressure…
onions with mandoline

Peel them…
peeled vidalia onions

And slice them really thin. If you have a mandoline, it makes the job easier…
vidalias on mandoline

When you are done, you will have a big mound of sliced onions…
vidalias sliced after mandoline

Put them in a pan with a little butter…cook until translucent…
vidalias in pan

And add some chicken stock and water. Continue to cook until they are nice and soft.
vidalia cooking

Place the cooked onions in a blender and puree with a little almond milk…
onion sauce blender

In a very short time, you will have a velvety smooth deliciously sweet onion sauce.
onion sauce bowl

Now, on to the steaks. Season them generously with salt. Melt some butter in a pan, and add the steaks…
steaks pan

When they are nicely browned and a little crusty on the bottom, flip them over and finish cooking…
steaks cooking pan

When they are done (I like them medium-rare), let them rest for at least 15 minutes so the juices don’t run out, and slice the meat…
steak sliced

Serve with the onion sauce and whatever veggies you like…
steak w onion sauce dun

Soft Like “Butta” Steaks With Sweet Onion Sauce
(serves 4)
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For the sauce:
2 Tbs unsalted organic butter
2 Lge Vidalia (or other sweet variety) onions, sliced very thin (use a mandoline if you have one or slice them very thinly by hand)
1/4 cup chicken stock
3/4 cup water
1 Tbs almond milk
sea salt

For the steaks:
2 boneless sirloin steaks (about 1 lb each), 1-inch thick
2 Tbs unsalted organic butter
sea salt

Make the sauce: Melt butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add onions, stirring constantly, until translucent, making sure that they do not brown, 10-12 minutes. Add stock and water, bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low and cover. Cook 25 minutes, or until onions are really soft. Remove cover and continue to cook an additional 10-15 minutes, or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Transfer the onions to a blender and add almond milk. Puree until perfectly smooth.

For the steaks: Generously season both sides of the meat with salt. Wipe out the onion skillet and melt 2 Tbs butter in it. Add the steaks. Cook over medium-high heat until the bottoms are nicely browned and starting to develop a crispy crust. Flip over and cook on second side. Cook until they are how you like them.

Remove meat from pan and let rest for at least 15 minutes. Slice and serve with the onion sauce.




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