Seared Steaks with Caramelized Onions and Cheese (New Year's Eve)
divided, or canola oil, or any vegetable oil
prefer low salt
or sirloin steak, 1 to 1 1/4 inches thick, trimmed and cut into 4
or feta or goat (chevre) cheese
Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat in a large skillet.
Stir in onions and brown sugar and cook, stirring often, until the onions are tender and golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes.
Pour in broth, vinegar and ¼ teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, until the liquid has almost evaporated, about 4 minutes more.
Put the onions to a bowl with a cover to keep warm.
Clean and dry the pan.
Sprinkle the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper on both sides of each steak.
Heat the remaining ½ tablespoon oil in the pan over medium-high heat.
Add the steaks and cook until browned, about 4 minutes.
Turn them over and top with cheese.
Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook until the cheese is melted and the steaks are cooked to desired doneness, about 4 minutes for medium-rare.
Serve with the caramelized onions, mixed greens or steamed vegetables.