Monday, January 21, 2013

5-Ingredient Mondays: Gluten-Free Sirloin Steak with Orange Caramelized Onions

For a long time now, I've wanted to have a set schedule for posting. On Mondays I post X. On Tuesdays I post Y, and so forth. I've never trusted that I could stick to a schedule. But now I'm going to try. Well, at least for two days each week. Baby steps, right?

On Fridays we now have Romantical Fridays, the continuing tale of how my boyfriend and I met and the challenges we're planning on undertaking starting this spring.

Mondays will now be 5-Ingredient Mondays. Every Monday I'll post a gluten-free recipe with 5 ingredients or less. This is a challenge for me and I think it would be fun to make it a challenge for you as well.

Let's face it. Nobody loves Mondays, and the last thing you want to do Monday night is make an elaborate dinner. You need something simple and healthy for the beginning of the week.

There are two rules for 5-Ingredient Mondays. One, the dish must contain 5 ingredients or less - I'll give you a little leeway here as I counted "salt and pepper" as one. Two, the dish must be gluten-free. That's it. Your recipe can be paleo, vegan, or anything in between. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. Side dish or main dish. The purpose here is to create a place where you can come to find recipes that you know will be gluten-free and super simple.

Got it? If you have a recipe you'd like to include, add it below. Your recipes don't need to be from this week, so feel free to check your recipe list for your favorite recipes to share. Please make sure you link to this page on your own recipe as well. I don't have a badge for 5-Ingredient Mondays (yet), but I'll get to that eventually for those of you who like to put up the badge.

I'll leave the linky open through Tuesday since this Monday is a holiday. Hoping you're at home relaxing!

Sirloin Steak with Orange Caramelized Onions
Seared on the outside with a black pepper crust, tender on the inside, this dish will have you salivating. Serve over a bed of greens and top with the caramelized onions for a pretty dish in less than thirty minutes.

1 pound grass-fed beef sirloin steak
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 small or 1 large onion
1 tablespoon of fat of choice (olive oil, coconut oil, ghee, butter, etc.)
Juice of one medium freshly squeezed orange

  1. Salt and pepper both sides of the steak and allow to rest while you slice your onions. 
  2. Slice the onions into thin slivers and set aside. Heat a cast iron pan on medium. I find every burner is different but you want it to be hot enough to sear the steak, but not so hot that the oil will splatter. 
  3. Once the oil is hot, place your steak in the skillet. Cook for 10 minutes. 
  4. Flip and cook for another 4 minutes. Take off the heat and allow to rest on a cutting board before cutting. 
  5. Immediately add the onions to the pan and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring often to cook evenly. You can turn your heat down to medium-low if needed, depending on how hot your burner gets. 
  6. Add orange juice and let cook down, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat. 
  7. Slice steak and serve with onions.
Serves 2-4


Dawn @ Cuter Than Gluten said...

Hi Iris, sounds like a fun schedule. 5 ingredients is tough. Maybe for next week salt and pepper could not count and you could have 5 other ingredients?
Have a great day!

gfe--gluten free easily said...

Hey Iris! Oh, this will be a challenging, but fun. Dawn's idea might be stretched further to not include spices at all. I know some bloggers don't count them in recipe titles. Food for thought. ;-) I went back to an old, but favorite recipe, Roasted Chickpeas, which happily has less than 5 ingredients even counting the spices. We love these roasted chickpeas and now I'll be making some for lunch! :-)


Cheryl Harris said...

Gotta say that we almost always have leftovers Monday night. It just makes life more wonderful. But there's nothing wrong (IMHO) with some nut butter and a spoon for dinner!

Natalie said...

Oh my goodness, those orange caramelized onions sound heavenly!! I love the idea of simple recipes!! That is all I have the energy to do most days. said...

I made a recipe like this last week! I can certify this one as delicious!

Linda said...

Hi Iris. I just now read your email and had to dig through my recipes to find something that was only five ingredients. That's quite a challenge! Sounds like a fun carnival.

Anne said...

I think you should bend the rules a bit and include your curried spinach and chickpeas. I made it in 20 minutes tonight with the "help" of a 2.5 year old. You could lump all the spices together to make it 5 ingredients :-)

Iris said...

Thanks Anne. I haven't made that recipe in such a long time, but it was super easy! :) I'm definitely going to tweak the rules next week after getting feedback from everyone.

Zoe said...

Hi Iris, I've linked! It was hard finding a recipe on my blog with *just* five ingredients or less. Two I nearly entered but realized I was one or two ingredients over! I hope the wraps fit the bill, since the crepes have to be made as well.

Tasty Eats At Home said...

Sorry I missed the timeline to link this week! Love love LOVE this idea. And that steak. Yum. said...

Hi Iris,
I posted a recipe, but it looks like you took it down. It had 2 optional ingredients, which made it 6 ingredients. But, without the optional ones, it was only 4 ingredients. Do you have to count optional ones?

Iris said...

Deanna, I never saw your link! Would have loved to have another recipe. Please leave the link in the comments below and I'll highlight it next week in my Monday post.


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