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Hanger Steak with Balsamic Red Onions
and balsamic-roasted brussels sprouts

Active: 35 minTotal: 35 min

We are excited to bring back this unique steak topped with tart and sweet caramelized onions. This was first featured in 2016.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Grilled Hanger Steak with Balsamic Red Onions:
  • Steak, hanger - 1 1/2 lbs (sub flank or skirt)
  • Onions, medium red - 1, sliced
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Maple syrup - 2 tsp
Balsamic-Roasted Brussels Sprouts:
  • Brussels sprouts - 1 lb, trimmed and halved
  • Foil - for cooking
  • Oil, cooking - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 2 tsp
  • Maple syrup - 1 Tbsp
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Steak - Sprinkle with some salt and pepper and tenderize with a fork. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  2. Onions / Brussels sprouts - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating before continuing with prep.) Prep as directed. Larger brussels sprouts should be quartered. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Caramelize onions - Heat up a frying pan over medium heat. Add oil (portion for steak) and then add onions to heated oil. Saute for ~10 minutes, until tender but still crunchy. If it looks like the onions or pan will burn at any point, just add a splash of water. Stir in with vinegar and maple syrup (portions for steak). Cook for another 2 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

Make

  1. Heat oven to 500F / 260C.
  2. Spread brussels sprouts out onto a sheet pan. Cover tightly with foil and then bake for ~6 minutes.
  3. Remove foil and toss brussels sprouts with oil, vinegar (portions for brussels sprouts), and mustard. Roast for another 8 to 10 minutes until crispy. Toss with maple syrup (portion for brussels sprouts) and salt, seasoning with more to taste.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add some cooking oil and then steak to heated pan. Cook steak, without moving it, until one side is well seared, ~5 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side for 4 minutes. Lower heat to medium, cover with foil, and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes for medium-rare; 4 to 7 minutes for medium; 8 to 10 minutes for well-done.
  5. Set steak aside and let rest, covered, for 5 minutes.
  6. If onions were caramelized ahead of time, reheat them in the skillet with some water or just heat in the microwave for ~1 minute.
  7. Top steak with onions. Enjoy with brussels sprouts on the side.

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Reviews

This meal has 38 reviews

So delicious! A little on the sweet side with the sugar in the onions and brussels sprouts plus the jam, so I might cut back on that next time. I loved the brussels sprouts though - so nice to have some extra flavor beyond the usual roasting.

By: Melissa
Posted: Feb 23, 2019
Diet: Original

Very tasty! I was a little skeptical at first, but after seeing a lot of rave reviews, I decided to give it a go. I used strawberry infused balsamic vinegar, so I omitted all the brown sugar from the recipe since the vinegar itself was sweet. Even my picky husband liked it

By: Bianca
Posted: Feb 21, 2019
Diet: Original

Love it. Always a favorite.

By: Chelsea
Posted: Feb 21, 2019
Diet: Original

Yum! Tasty as leftovers too!

By: Elise
Posted: Feb 21, 2019
Diet: Paleo

Excellent! Never would have thought that jam, onions and cheese would be good in a sandwich. Kudos to cooksmart! Need to increase the amount of sauce for the sprouts.

By: Robert
Posted: Feb 20, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

I really liked this, but next time I will leave out the brown sugar in both the onions and brussel sprouts. It was way too sweet for me, but I liked everything else about it.

By: Jeffrey
Posted: Feb 19, 2019
Diet: Original