Balsamic Glazed Steak with Caramelized Onions

Savor the rich flavors of a perfectly cooked steak paired with the sweet and tangy goodness of balsamic glazed caramelized onions. This recipe transforms a simple rib-eye steak into a culinary masterpiece, making it an ideal choice for a delightful and satisfying meal.


  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons clarified butter, divided
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 1 pound rib-eye steaks or other cuts of choice, about ¾ inch thick
  • 3 ½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar, divided
  • 2-3 fresh thyme stalks (or rosemary if you prefer)
  • Sea salt and freshly crushed black pepper to taste


  1. Take the steak out of the refrigerator about half an hour before cooking to bring it to room temperature.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of clarified butter. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally until the onions begin to caramelize, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Add 1½ tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, season to taste, and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes. Set aside while you cook the steak.
  4. Pat the steak dry with paper kitchen towels, brush with some clarified butter, and season to taste.
  5. Heat a medium cast-iron skillet and add the steak. Sear it for about 1 minute per side, then add the remaining clarified butter, garlic, thyme, and balsamic vinegar. Cook for another minute or so per side, flipping once until it forms a nice brown crust.
  6. Once it has cooked to the desired doneness, transfer to a plate and tent with aluminum foil. Let it rest for about 5-6 minutes, then cut and serve topped with the caramelized onions.

Conclusion: Indulge in the delightful combination of a perfectly seared steak paired with the sweetness of balsamic-glazed caramelized onions. This recipe elevates the classic steak dinner into a culinary experience that will surely satisfy your taste buds. Enjoy this mouthwatering dish with its rich flavors and tender texture

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