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Balsamic Grilled Steaks

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It’s time to enjoy a delicious steaks such as these Balsamic Grilled Steaks.

Indoor Balsamic Grilled Steaks I Mommy Hates Cooking

A few weeks ago, I was really craving a steak, a grilled steak.  The only problem was, the wind outside was so strong that I was a little nervous to fire up the grill in our backyard that backs up to the woods.  Could you imagine?  I figured with my luck the wind would catch the grill flame and I would end up firing up the woods.  That’s not exactly the way I wanted to introduce myself to the neighborhood.

So, I opted for the next best thing, indoor grilling!  I was able to pick up a cast iron grill pan during the holidays at a great price, then we went into moving mode and I never got a chance to use it.

Indoor Balsamic Grilled Steaks I Mommy Hates Cooking

I am a believer now.  This grill pan is AMAZING!  All I did was lay it on top of the burner on my stove, then I turned up the heat to medium high and grilled steaks and veggies.  It would be the perfect tool for these Grilled Romaine Salads too.  Indoor Grilling is perfect for those that either can’t grill outside, may not have a grill, or if it is just way too cold or in my case windy to grill outside.

These steaks took a bit longer than normal to grill because of the thickness.  I had them on one side of my pan then I had another burner turned on the stove with veggies on the other side of the pan.

Indoor Balsamic Grilled Steaks I Mommy Hates Cooking

To give these steaks a bit of flavor, I simply marinated them in Balsamic Dressing with a little bit of garlic.  They were tender, juicy, and delicious!

Did I mention I’m in love with that grill pan?  Yes, I’ll be grilling now ALL the time.

Ready to fire up the grill?  Or maybe just the stove?

Indoor Balsamic Grilled Steaks I Mommy Hates Cooking

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Balsamic Grilled Steaks

Ingredients:

  • 2 Steaks (Any Cut, 8-12oz)
  • 1 Cup Balsamic Dressing, Divided
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Divided & Crushed
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Grill Pan

Directions:

  1. Begin in advance by marinating the steaks. Place each steak in a Ziploc bag with the 1/2 cup of the dressing and 1 clove of crushed garlic. Seal the bag and shake up a bit to coat the entire steak.
  2. Let this sit for about 1-2 hours to get the flavors soaked in.
  3. Place the grill pan on top of the burner on your stove.
  4. Spray the grill pan with non stick cooking spray and heat up to medium heat.
  5. Cook the steak on each side for about 10 minutes or until your desired doneness.

 

Note: Some cook-tops such as ceramic or glass are not recommended to use cast iron due to scratching, be aware of this before using one. The grill pan can also be used in the oven.

Happy Grilling!

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4 Responses to “Balsamic Grilled Steaks”

  1. Laurenposted March 2, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Kristi – I’ve got two steaks in the freezer and a cast iron grill pan, but I have a couple of questions…
    1. Did your steaks smoke up a lot? My fear is that the kitchen will fill up with smoke – no industrial strength hood exhaust fan here. 😉

    2. Was it a bottled balsamic dressing that you used? Excited to give this a try – especially with our frigid temperatures up here in Chicagoland!

    Reply

    • Kristy Stillreplied March 2nd, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      1. No, mine didn’t and I don’t have an exhaust fan either just keep a close eye on the heat. Maybe start it at medium low then go up from there. 2. Yes, just used a bottle of dressing!
      Enjoy!!

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