Eating well is a significant part of building strong mental health. Taking time to cook our own food is one of those simple acts of self-care that has major benefits such as reducing depression, alleviating stress and calming anxiety.
This recipe will make you feel like chef at a five-star restaurant. The rich flavor of hanger cut steak and the bold essence of the blue cheese sauce makes this dinner perfect for celebrating a special occasion or simply unwinding after a long day.
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 ¼ pounds hanger steak
- 1 medium red onion, cut into ¼ inch-thick rounds
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
- 3 tablespoons low-fat buttermilk
- 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- About 12 leaves of mix of greens
- Dash of Worcestershire sauce
- Cooking spray
- In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and garlic.
- Put the steak into a sealable plastic bag with the marinade and put it in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour and up to 8.
- Allow the meat to come to room temperature before cooking.
- Spray a large grill pan with cooking spray and preheat it over medium-high heat, or prepare an outdoor grill.
- Brush both sides of the onion slices with the remaining tablespoon of oil and grill until they are softened, about 6 minutes per side.
- Separate into rings and set aside.
- Remove the meat from the marinade and season both sides with salt and pepper.
- Discard the marinade.
- Grill the meat over medium-high hear for about 5 minutes per side for medium rare.
- Let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing thinly on a bias.
- In a small bowl combine the blue cheese and buttermilk with a fork, mashing until creamy.
- Stir in the Worcestershire sauce.
- Arrange 3 greens leaves and a pile of onion on each serving plate.
- Top with the slices of steak.
- Drizzle with the blue cheese sauce and top with a sprinkle of parsley.