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Sonia's Special Steaks

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto
Total time 30 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings
These steaks are special because they're cooked in a mixture of balsamic vinegar and soy sauce.


  • 10 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 rib-eye steaks (each about 1 in. thick and 20 oz., cut in half crosswise)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 409
  • caloriesfromfat 66 %
  • protein 28 g
  • fat 30 g
  • satfat 10 g
  • carbohydrate 5.3 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • sodium 1098 mg
  • cholesterol 87 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a medium frying pan over low heat, cook garlic in olive oil, stirring often, until golden, about 3 minutes. Drain garlic on paper towels; save oil for other uses.

  2. Preheat oven to broil. Combine vinegar and soy sauce. Lay steaks flat; using a paring knife, cut a 2-in.-wide pocket in the side of each steak. Spoon 1/4 of garlic into each pocket. Generously sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper.

  3. Place steaks on broiler pan and spoon 1 tbsp. vinegar mixture over each. Cook steaks 4 in. from heat, turning once, 5 to 7 minutes total for medium-rare (cut to test). Serve with remaining vinegar sauce.

  4. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.