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 amazing! The flavours played with each other so well, and it was almost sad to see an empty plate at the end of it all. I love how simple it is to prep the onions ahead of time though; making this a simple weekend prep for a go-to weeknight meal!
Had to cook on a lower temp setting - burned the first sandwich! But yummy and easy - LOVE the brussels sprouts.
Very good! I added some roasted sweet potatoes too and my husband grilled the steak so it was extra good. The caramelized onions really put it over the top.
These sandwiches were delicious! I tried fig butter on one and strawberry jam on another. Both were tasty. My onion was pretty big, so next time, maybe less onion or more cheese.
Delicious! Just wish it were a little healthier...
I don't personally like onions but decided to give this a shot anyway. It was definitely not onion-y and I was pleasantly surprised. I think it'd be better with a more flavorful cheese (I used swiss).