To me, the best steak is one that seasoned simply, and cooked over a hot outdoor grill. But if you live in a Northern climate, and the grill is covered with snow, that doesn’t work so well.
So I’m always on the lookout for a great indoor steak recipes. I love this recipe, because the steak gets a beautiful sear on the stove top but easily finishes to the desired heat under the broiler.
I absolutely adore the combination of the charred feta and caramelized onions as a steak topping. This is a great way to dress up an ordinary meal to make any day a special day!
Feta & Caramelized Onion Crusted Steaks
Adapted from Taste of Home, December/January 2013 issue
2 tbsp butter, divided
1 small onion, diced
1 ½ lb top sirloin steak, cut into 4 pieces
1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
2 tbsp panko bread crumbs
Salt & pepper
Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and stir to coat. Cook for 5 minutes or until tender.
Turn the heat to medium-low and continue cooking and stirring frequently until the onions have reached a deep amber color, 30-40 minutes. Place the onions in a small bowl to cool.
Meanwhile, heat the remaining butter in a large oven proof skillet over medium heat. Season the steaks generously with salt and pepper on both sides, then add to the heated butter.
Brown the steaks for 5 minutes on each side.
While the steaks cook, add the panko and feta to the caramelized onions and stir to mix.
Top the browned steaks with the feta and onion mixture (if your skillet is not broiler/oven proof, transfer to steaks to a baking sheet first).
Place the coated steaks 4-6 inches under the broiler and cook for 3-5 minutes or until cooked to desired doneness.