Balsamic-Seasoned Steak Recipe
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Balsamic-Seasoned Steak Recipe

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With this quick recipe, you get a tender steak without a long marinade. Balsamic vinegar and steak sauce give it tang, and you can't go wrong with the melty Swiss on top. —Peggy Woodward, Shullsburg, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 beef top sirloin steak (3/4 inch thick and 1 pound)
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons steak sauce
  • 2 ounces sliced reduced-fat Swiss cheese, cut into thin strips

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked beef with 1/2 ounce cheese: 188 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.


  1. Preheat broiler. Place steak on a broiler pan; sprinkle with pepper. Broil 4 in. from heat 7 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix vinegar and steak sauce.
  2. Turn steak; drizzle with 1 tablespoon vinegar mixture. Broil 4-6 minutes longer or just until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°).
  3. Remove steak to a cutting board; let stand 5 minutes. Cut steak into 1/4-in. slices; return to broiler pan, arranging slices close together. Drizzle slices with remaining vinegar mixture; top with cheese. Broil 30-60 seconds longer or just until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Balsamic-Seasoned Steak in Light & Tasty October 2005, p14

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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MoTPC User ID: 1195404 241348
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2016

"SO GOOD!! I was skeptical, because I've never had a good steak from the broiler (which could've been just bad luck). This was surprisingly good (with or without the cheese)! And Easy! My teenager liked this too, and that says a lot! I will definitely make this again!"

namayna User ID: 3439187 235531
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2015

"This was good!! I bought a steak that was too thin, so I pounded it out and rolled some steamed spinach and garlic in it, then just followed the recipe with the vinegar and steak sauce, then in the end sliced it and put back on pan with the cheese. It was so good and really tender, had eggs the next morning with the leftovers."

abashu User ID: 6784654 225006
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2015

"Loved the flavor and it was easy to prepare."

Igraine32 User ID: 7006585 152504
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2014

"To my surprise this did turn out really tender. Nice flavor too. Both husband and child ate it up, but my son said it tasted like sausage and the husband said that it tasted a little like hot dogs LOL. For them, that was a good thing."

pjurek User ID: 5009308 147834
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2011

"I love this steak. It turns out so tender and flavorful. It is easy to make just one serving if you are cooking just for yourself."

bburke2k10gb User ID: 5088915 152497
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"Made surprisingly tender sirloin without the need for lengthy marinading. To be sure it wasn't a fluke of latching on to a 'magic' slice of choice-grade sirloin, made it again -results were just as tender and flavorful as the first time! Easy enough for week nights; good enough for company, and a delicious oh-so-rare low sodium recipe!"

beboppin247 User ID: 1050566 147830
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2010

"It's quick and easy. My family loves it. We didn't change a thing except to double the recipe!!"

texasfun User ID: 4546291 142027
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2009

"Simple to make, and tasted good. Did need to add alot of salt to enhance flavor. I ate it on bread and made a sort of open faced sandwich."

colcadsmom User ID: 285133 152496
Reviewed May. 1, 2009

"I used 4 steaks, 4 ounces each rather than a single 1 pound steak. My only other change was to use 2 slices of 2% American cheese slices instead of Swiss cheese, because that is what I had on hand. I used 1/2 slice cheese on each steak. My entire family loved this steak! There wasn't a single bite left on my 5 or 8 year old son's plates. Quick, simple, full of flavor with little effort, and a family pleaser. A healthy way to enjoy a delicious steak!"

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