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Balsamic-Seasoned Steak

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

This simple recipe ensures a tender steak without a long marinating time. Steak sauce and balsamic vinegar are a great team, and you can’t go wrong with melty Swiss on top.
Balsamic-Seasoned Steak Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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, mix vinegar and steak sauce.
  2. Turn steak; drizzle with 1 tablespoon vinegar mixture. Broil just until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°), 4-6 minutes.
  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 just until cheese is melted, 30-60 seconds.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces cooked beef with 1/2 ounce cheese: 188 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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  • rimereason
    Nov 7, 2016

    What kind of steak sauce should be used?

  • MoTPC
    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!

  • namayna
    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.

  • abashu
    Apr 18, 2015

    Loved the flavor and it was easy to prepare.

  • Igraine32
    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.

  • Sally Miner
    Mar 14, 2013

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  • pjurek
    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.

  • bburke2k10gb
    May 24, 2011

    Made surprisingly tender sirloin without the need for lengthy marinading. To be sure it wasn't a fluke of latching on to a 'magic' slice of choice-grade sirloin, made it again -results were just as tender and flavorful as the first time! Easy enough for week nights; good enough for company, and a delicious oh-so-rare low sodium recipe!

  • Candlelover1177
    Jan 26, 2011

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  • beboppin247
    Oct 24, 2010

    It's quick and easy. My family loves it. We didn't change a thing except to double the recipe!!