We loved our French Onion Pork Chops so much, we had to try every possible variation out there. First up, a Low Carb French Onion Steak that has all of the flavor of French Onion Soup in a big, meaty steak recipe.
French Onion Steak Recipe
Maybe it’s because I’m Canadian, but adding cheese and gravy to almost anything makes it about 100% better, so when I stumbled upon our French Onion Pork Chops recipe, I knew I was going to have to try just about every variation I could come up with.
I love a good steak recipe, especially one that I can make during the week.
Steak just feels luxurious – even if you’re preparing cheap cuts. There’s something about the ritual and sitting down to enjoy a steak dinner with the family that I just relish.
This is a great recipe to use if you’re using a lower-quality cut of meat for the steak, as the flavor from the gravy really makes up for it.
The one issue I run into with cheap cuts is that I usually marinade them in wine overnight to help break down those fibrous bits, but that isn’t exactly low-carb. A great low-carb alternative to marinading cheap cuts of steak in wine is to rub some olive oil into the steak the day before! It works great for helping break down the steak – even better if you add a bit of red wine vinegar into the mix.
I made this steak recipe one night while having friends over and everyone raved about it. I made the recipe in front of them as we all enjoyed a drink before dinner and they could not believe how tasty such a simple recipe turned out!
The steaks, veg and some garlic bread for the kids all came together in less than 30 minutes, and the flavor for that caramelized onion gravy tastes like it’s been cooking all day.
This recipe also makes scrumptious leftovers, if you need a solid steak meal plan recipe – although I might leave off the cheese if planning to reheat.
For my low-carb friends, this recipe works out to less than 7g net carbs per steak – and that’s with a generous scoop of that flavorful gravy! Add some low-carb veggies and you have a filling, indulgent meal that tastes like you’re in a 5 star steakhouse… even if you’re surrounded by laundry and mini mess makers.
French Onion Steak Ingredients
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
2 Tablespoons butter
2 onions, sliced
1-2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
4 steaks, 3-4oz each
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon herbs de Provence, optional
1 cup broth
1 Tablespoon arrowroot powder
4 slices mozzarella cheese (approximately 1 cup)
Tip: “marinade” the steak with some olive oil the night before if you are using a cheaper cut of steak.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Sharp kitchen knife
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Cutting board
- Cast-iron skillet
- Wooden spoon
How to Make French Onion Steaks
Place half of coconut oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add onions and saute for 3-4 minutes until translucent, then add 1/2 cup broth and the vinegar.
Continue cooking for about 10 minutes until onions absorb all liquid.
Meanwhile, season the steaks with salt, pepper and optional herbs de Provence.
Remove onions from skillet and add remaining oil and butter.
Cook steaks for 4 minutes per side, until well browned. Add the onions back to the pan.
Stir arrowroot powder into remaining broth and add to pan.
Continue cooking until the liquid is reduced by half and turns into a thick gravy.
Add one slice of mozzarella cheese (or 1/4 cup shredded) to each steak. (If it doesn’t melt easily, place a lid on the skillet to assist.)
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 858 Total Fat: 60g Saturated Fat: 29g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 23g Cholesterol: 254mg Sodium: 501mg Carbohydrates: 8g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 4g Protein: 66g
This French Onion Steak recipe is a new family favorite and I hope your family loves it just as much as mine did!