Steak with balsamic shallot sauce


4  8 oz. steaks, your choice of cut

2 Tbsp. olive oil

Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

1 small shallot, finely chopped

2 Tbsp. butter

⅓ cup balsamic vinegar

¼ cup beef broth

¼ cup spicy brown mustard or dijon mustard


  1. In a large skillet or grill pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Season the steaks on both sides with a little salt and pepper. Sear the steaks for 3-4 minutes on each side or until desired level of doneness. Remove the steaks from the pan, and place on a plate covered with foil while you make the sauce.  Alternately, you can hold the steaks in the oven on low.
  2. Using the same skillet, add the shallots and butter and sauté until the shallots are soft and translucent.  Add the balsamic vinegar, beef broth, and mustard to pan. Use a rubber spatula or whisk to scrape any bits of steak from the bottom of the pan.  Bring to a boil over medium heat and then reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes.
  3.  Pour the sauce over top of the steaks before serving. Enjoy!


Serves 4

Inspired by:

Dr. Joseph Wahl