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Balsamic-Seasoned Steak Recipe

Balsamic-Seasoned Steak Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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