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Savory Steak Salad

 Savory Steak Salad
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.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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°).
  • 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.
  • Cut steak across the grain into thin slices. In a large bowl, combine

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Savory Steak Salad (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • greens, cranberries, blue cheese, onion and beef. Drizzle with
  • remaining vinaigrette; toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
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.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.