Few things in life are as satisfying to the senses as a juicy, grass-fed steak dinner with caramelized onions. Add roasted mushrooms and red potatoes with a green vegetable such as spinach, asparagus, or kale, and you’ve got a nutritious and delicious balanced meal. Go grass-fed to maximize nutritional benefits and always select organic, hormone-free, antibiotic-free meats to reduce your risk of toxins and unhealthy fats (particularly excess omega-6s). Grass-fed meats are an excellent source of lean, metabolism-boosting protein, and are a rich in CLA that aids fat loss and supports muscle mass. Onions are a sweet addition to this savory meal. Loaded with flavor and nutrients, onions provide vitamin C, B6, biotin, chromium, fiber, folic acid, B1, K1 and anti-inflammatory quercetin.
Succulent Pan-Seared Steaks
Cooking Time: 7-9 minutes Serves: 4 hungry people
2 Bone-in grass-fed rib eye steaks (~ 1 LB each)
4 Sprigs Fresh rosemary, coarsely chopped
2 TB Pastured butter
2 Cloves Garlic, peeled
Sea salt & black pepper (to taste)
- Place steaks on a plate & pat dry with paper towels. Season both sides with salt & pepper. Sprinkle the rosemary evenly over each steak. Allow steaks to sit at room temperature for 20 minutes.
- Preheat a large skillet over medium heat, then add butter, garlic & steaks. Cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Flip & cook for 2-4 minutes (2 min rare, 3 min med-rare, 4 min medium). Transfer steaks to a cutting board to rest for 10 minutes.
- Slice steaks parallel to the bone on the diagonal. Spoon the remaining butter from the skillet over the steaks before serving.
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
1 TB Pastured butter
3 Onions, mature (red, yellow or white), sliced thin pole-to-pole
1 TSP each: Chili powder, dried thyme & garlic powder
Optional 1/4 Cup Red wine
1/2 TSP Sea salt
- Preheat a large skillet over medium heat, then add butter & swirl it to coat the skillet. Add onions, seasonings & salt. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until onions soften.
- Reduce heat to medium-low & cook for 20 minutes. Add optional red wine & cook for 20 more minutes or until golden brown.
Caramelized onions are a perfect addition to many meals. They’re delicious on top of a spinach omelet for breakfast, served with apples & cheese for a snack, with a grass-fed burger for lunch, or with salmon, peppers & kale for dinner.