Sonia's Special Steaks

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Karen Shinto

These steaks are special because they're cooked in a mixture of balsamic vinegar and soy sauce.

Yield: Makes 4 servings
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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 409
  • Calories from fat: 66%
  • Protein: 28g
  • Fat: 30g
  • Saturated fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrate: 5.3g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Sodium: 1098mg
  • Cholesterol: 87mg


  • 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


  1. 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. 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. 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.
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