Discover This Delicious Recipe for Steak and Onions

Steak with onions is an ideal recipe to share with your family. The minerals and proteins it offers contribute to a quality diet. However, its consumption should be moderate. Discover this delicious recipe!
Discover This Delicious Recipe for Steak and Onions

Last update: 02 February, 2021

Steak and onions are a typical dish in several Latin American countries. It’s easy to make and is great along with beans, rice, potatoes, yucca, and salads. Although it’s usually prepared with beef, you can also make it with other types of meat.

According to data in the Venezuelan Annals of Nutrition Magazine, a 200-gram steak of fresh meat contributes to a healthy diet with more than 40% iron and more than 60% phosphorus. Also, when the animals are grass-fed, their meat contains a small number of lipids and represents a good source of proteins of high biological value.

So, keep reading and discover this delicious recipe for steak and onions!

How to prepare steak and onions

Steak and onions are a dish you can’t miss. In addition to its delicious flavor, it’s easy to prepare and the ingredients are easy to come by. Here’s how to make it.

Ingredients (To prepare 4 portions)

  • 2 pounds of steak (cut into fillets of whatever width you want)
  • 3 cloves of chopped garlic (remove the center)
  • 1 tablespoon of virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 medium-sized onions
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tomato
  • 3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce 
  • 3 tablespoons of red wine 
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard (5 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin (10 g)
Steak and onions on a cast iron plate.
Steak with onions is a nutritious and easy recipe to prepare. This dish stands out for providing a significant amount of proteins.

Step by step instructions

  • To begin, wash the steaks and place them in a plastic bag. Then, pound them with a meat tenderizer, until you notice that they’re thin.
  • Remove the steaks and discard the bag to avoid any cross-contamination. Then, place the meat in a container with a lid and add the mustard, cumin, garlic, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Be sure to spread the ingredients throughout the meat to achieve a uniform flavor.
  • Place the lid on the container. You can also use plastic wrap or another zipper bag for this, and store it in the refrigerator.
  • Ideally, you should wait at least 2 hours for the meat to season completely. Therefore, you should prepare it ahead of time. One thing you can do if you know you don’t have enough time is to move this step forward and season the meat the night before.
  • After this, heat the butter over medium heat in a medium-sized pan. Meanwhile, cut the onion into rings or strips and chop the tomato into cubes.
  • Now, add the onion to the frying pan and let it cook for 10 minutes (check that it’s golden). Add the tomato, the Worcestershire sauce, and the red wine.
  • Leave it on the burner for 10 more minutes, without forgetting to stir it from time to time.
  • At the same time, heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Place the steaks inside it and let them cook for 5 minutes on each side.
  • Finally, add the sauce you just prepared, mix, wait long enough for the meat to be ready, and serve.

Steak and onions with just a few ingredients

In addition to this option, you can prepare other variants with fewer ingredients. Either way, you’ll create an exquisite meal of steak and onions. Write down the ingredients and the instructions.


  • 8 beef fillets
  • 3 thinly sliced onions
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 and 1/2 spoonful of virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
Steak topped with onions alongside baked potatoes.
Steak is ideal to go along with sides like potatoes, rice, salads, etc.

Step by step instructions

  • First, season the meat with salt and pepper and leave in it a container for about 2 hours. Remember to store this preparation in the refrigerator.
  • Then, heat a frying pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of oil, and allow the meat to “seal” on both sides. This will take between 5 and 7 minutes. Remove the fillets from the heat and place them in another container.
  • Then, add the rest of the oil to the pan and add the onion to start cooking. When it’s golden, put the meat back in, bathe it with the Worcestershire sauce, and cook it over low heat until the steak is completely cooked.

If you’re a meat lover, beware of going overboard

Although we can’t deny that steak is delicious, it’s important to prepare it only from time to time.  This is because excessive consumption of red meat can have negative effects on your health.

In particular, science has suggested that saturated fats and cholesterol, which are present in red meat, can trigger an increase in bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides. This, in turn, may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

So, to avoid these risks, you can put the following tips into practice:

  • Choose lean cuts.
  • Before cooking the meat, remove the visible external fat.
  • Limit the use of oils to prepare them.
  • Always cook them completely to avoid any kind of disease caused by bacteria.

Prepare a delicious steak with onions

Now that you know these recipes, you can prepare them yourself at home. Keep in mind that you can add whatever condiments, spices, and flavorings that you like the most. At the same time, remember to choose lean cuts for their preparation and make sure to cook the meat completely.

Both the steak with onions and other recipes with red meat have a place in your diet, as long as their consumption is moderate. Don’t forget this!

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