Steak with Caramelized Onion-Jalapeño Sauce Recipe



  • To decrease heat of jalapeños, remove the seeds and ribs.
  • If desired, brush halved bread with olive oil or unsalted butter and toast until golden.

Recipe Details

Steak with Caramelized Onion-Jalapeño Sauce Recipe

Active 35 mins
Total 35 mins
Serves 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 1/2 pounds hanger steak, trimmed

  • Salt and pepper

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced (about 5 cups)

  • 2 fresh jalapeño peppers, thinly sliced (see Notes)

  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

  • 4 sturdy rolls, such as ciabatta, halved lengthwise (see Notes)

  • 4 cups loosely packed salad greens (optional)


  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Pat steak dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Cook steak until well browned, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Transfer to cutting board and tent with foil.

  2. Reduce heat to medium. Melt butter in now empty skillet. Add onions, jalapeños, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and sugar and season with salt and pepper. Cook, covered and stirring occasionally, until vegetables are soft and deep golden, 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. Stir in cream and any accumulated beef juices and cook just to heat through, about 2 minutes. Adjust seasoning and stir in vinegar.

  4. To assemble, slice steak thinly on the bias. Top one side of each roll with optional greens and arrange slices on top. Spoon sauce over steak. Serve warm.

Special Equipment

Large skillet with lid, paper towels, foil

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
748 Calories
37g Fat
56g Carbs
49g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 748
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 48%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 165mg 55%
Sodium 840mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 49g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 185mg 14%
Iron 7mg 37%
Potassium 742mg 16%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)