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Fancy Skillet Steaks Recipe

Fancy Skillet Steaks Recipe

For extra-special steaks at home in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, Harriet Block relies on this simple but flavorful recipe. “I like to round out the meal with oven-roasted potatoes and corn on the cob,” she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 2 beef top sirloin steaks (6 ounces each)
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook steaks in 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Remove and keep warm.
  • 2. Add the onion, tomatoes, vinegar, sugar, garlic, lemon-pepper and remaining oil to the skillet. Cook and stir for 4-5 minutes or until onion is tender. Spoon over steaks. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 331 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 226mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein.

Reviews for Fancy Skillet Steaks

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omabicki User ID: 3150457 164452
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"I probably wouldn't have posted if it were not for travlnman02. What an arogant person. We all share our recipes and don't need criticism from people who don't try them.Keep it to yourself we don't care one so negative thinks we always hope people want to learn and help each other do better.Maybe our way isn't better but it is another way!Good Cooking everyone and Bon Appetit!"

QNAUTHOR User ID: 6140986 96320
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"Excellent post,LeLimey. I hope travlnman02 reads it and thinks twice before going "off topic" again. Nice point about worcestershire's ingredients."

LeLimey User ID: 4716277 163854
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"I have to laugh when I read how people won't used prepared seasoning because of other ingredients and go on to espouse worcestershire sauce which, although I love it, is chock full of preservatives! I also dislike it INTENSELY when people criticise a recipe and obviously haven't tried it because they "don't like" any of the ingredients. Thats very ignorant and I wish there was a facility in place on the site where you could report off topic reviews for deletion.

If you cook the steaks in a skillet pan the fat will run off so another misapprehension can be cleared up right there too! I think the recipe looks very tasty and the only addition I might make would be either some capers or green peppers in the sauce depending on my mood or possibly some spring onions (scallions? green onions? I'm not sure of the American term) as a garnish.
Thank you Harriet for a simple but tasty way to quickly dress up a steak and make it a little different"

QNAUTHOR User ID: 6140986 76464
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"I'd definitely add more seasoning and spices, but the basic recipe is a good starting point. I was annoyed by travlnman02 who obviously simply likes to see himself in print but had no intention of trying the recipe. Waste of my time to read him."

aunie123 User ID: 5725906 165913
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"I actually TRIED the recipe and liked it. Travlnman02 should give it a try before slamming it. I could pick apart all his/her "suggestions", but that would be too easy."

healthplus4 User ID: 6386001 76463
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"I cooked this dish but changed it a bit. I used more veggies like celery,green peppers,baby carrots and onions. Cumin,garlic and steak seasoning,also chicken broth."

imjcklein User ID: 6344660 122440
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"I agree, this needs a little tweaking, steak was a little bland for me. Travlnman02, really, why did you even attempt this recipe when you dont care for any of the ingredients???? With some added seasoning on the meat, it would be tasty, in my opinion."

donna511 User ID: 165570 169112
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"In total agreement with whiteswaninn - It sounds like travlnman02 just read the recipe and didn't try it AT ALL. I'll adapt it to my liking but will try"

whiteswaninn User ID: 1099555 95209
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"Hey travlnman02, why don't you submit your own recipe instead of criticizing something that someone else has submitted."

Travlnman02 User ID: 5805527 67616
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"I don't use prepared seasoning because of other ingredients used in it. I also do not fry meats because the fat cannot run off. Either grill it or broil it. It's helathier and tastes much better and the spiced stay on the meat. I don't care for sundried tomatoes as a topping. I prefer sliced onions and mushrooms sauteed in a pat of butter with low sodium Worsterschire Sauce and I don't use sugar in anything nor do I like Balsamic Vinegar."

isoulride User ID: 3053774 165910
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2008

"Needs some kind of seasoning, the steak was really bland cooked alone."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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