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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 equals 188 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 116 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 26 g 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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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!"

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."

Reviewed Apr. 18, 2015

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

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."

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."

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