Hanger Steak with Balsamic Red Onionsand balsamic-roasted brussels sprouts
We are excited to bring back this unique steak topped with tart and sweet caramelized onions. This was first featured in 2016.
- 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
- 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
- Steak - Sprinkle with some salt and pepper and tenderize with a fork. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
- 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)
- 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)
- Heat oven to 500F / 260C.
- Spread brussels sprouts out onto a sheet pan. Cover tightly with foil and then bake for ~6 minutes.
- 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.
- 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.
- Set steak aside and let rest, covered, for 5 minutes.
- If onions were caramelized ahead of time, reheat them in the skillet with some water or just heat in the microwave for ~1 minute.
- Top steak with onions. Enjoy with brussels sprouts on the side.
This meal has 38 reviews
This was so good! Chose to go without the jam on the sandwich, went without the brown sugar on the brussel sprouts, and forgot to add the balsamic and brown sugar to the onions. It was still delicious! Definitely recommend if anyone's looking to use a little less sugar!
Such yummy balanced flavors!
Steak, onions and brussel sprouts were all excellent! We will make this again. It was quick (except for prepping the brussel sprouts, but my grocery store has prepped sprouts from time to time, so I'll look for those).
I didn't love the steak, mostly because of the cut I bought and because I cooked beyond the medium-rare I would have liked. I thought the caramelized onions and brussel sprouts were both really good. I reduced the maple syrup as I was using a balsamic that was already fairly sweet, and I don't like dishes that taste too sweet. I would definitely make this again with a different cut and preparation of the meat.
Made the paleo version and this was actually much better than expected
These weren’t my favorite Brussels sprouts but I loved the grilled cheese.