• 40 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings
  • Entrée

Blackstrap Steaks with Caramelized Onions

Beef Chuck Eye Steaks are brushed with molasses and served with a caramelized onion relish. Got a hankering for a good steak? Try this recipe tonight.


  • 4 beef Chuck Eye or Ranch Steaks, cut 3/4 inch thick (about 6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt
  • Fresh basil sprigs (optional)
Carmelized Onion Relish:
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped sweet onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. To prepare Caramelized Onions, spray medium nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium to medium-high heat until hot. Add onion; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently. If necessary, re-spray skillet with cooking spray. Add bell pepper; continue cooking 3 to 5 minutes or until onions are browned and bell pepper is crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Stir in sliced basil, pine nuts, 1 tablespoon vinegar and black pepper. Season with salt, as desired; keep warm.

  2. Meanwhile combine molasses, Worcestershire sauce and 1 tablespoon vinegar in small bowl.

  3. Heat second large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Season steaks with black pepper. Place steaks in pan; cook 9 to 11 minutes (ranch steaks, 8 to 11 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally and brushing with molasses mixture during last 3 to 4 minutes of cooking.

  4. Season steaks with salt, as desired; serve with caramelized onions. Garnish with basil sprigs, if desired.

Nutrition Information

405 Calories; 18g Total Fat; 6g Saturated Fat; 7g Monounsaturated Fat; 119mg Cholesterol; 186mg Sodium; 24g Total carbohydrate; 36g Protein; 8.6mg Iron; 3.7mg Niacin; 0.6mg Vitamin B6; 2.8mcg Vitamin B12; 12.1mg Zinc; 33.8mcg Selenium; 1.7g Fiber.468 Calories; 2g Total Fat; 6g Saturated Fat; 9g Monounsaturated Fat; 102mg Cholesterol; 223mg Sodium; 24g Total carbohydrate; 46g Protein; 9.3mg Iron; 7.2mg Niacin; 1mg Vitamin B6; 6.1mcg Vitamin B12; 15.8mg Zinc; 38mcg Selenium; 1.7g Fiber.342 Calories; 11g Total Fat; 3g Saturated Fat; 5g Monounsaturated Fat; 86mg Cholesterol; 201mg Sodium; 24g Total carbohydrate; 36g Protein; 8.6mg Iron; 5.3mg Niacin; 0.7mg Vitamin B6; 3.9mcg Vitamin B12; 8.8mg Zinc; 42.3mcg Selenium; 1.7g Fiber.