Savory Steak Salad Recipe
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Savory Steak Salad Recipe

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Caramelized onion and sirloin steak seasoned with a cinnamon rub make this main dish salad different from typical versions. It’s easy to toss together with a packaged greens, blue cheese, dried cranberries and store-bought vinaigrette.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 beef top sirloin steak (1 inch thick and 1 pound)
  • 3/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette, divided
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (5 ounces) spring mix salad greens
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 407 calories, 21 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 1,200 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, cayenne and pepper. Rub over both sides of steak. Brush with 1/4 cup vinaigrette.
  2. Place steak on a broiler pan. Broil 4 in. from heat 5-6 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°).
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onion in butter for 10 minutes or until tender. Add remaining brown sugar; cook and stir over medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until onion is browned.
  4. Cut steak across the grain into thin slices. In a large bowl, combine greens, cranberries, blue cheese, onion and beef. Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette; toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Savory Steak Salad in Simple & Delicious September/October 2006, p8

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 407 calories, 21 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 1,200 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 24 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

Very easy and very tasty.

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Reviewed Jun. 15, 2009 Edited May. 13, 2011

One of my favorites!

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