Steaks with Easy Onion Gravy

Few things are better than a simply prepared steak. This is by far my favorite — salt & pepper, butter…and that’s it. Perfection. But this one with onion gravy is a close second. It’s hearty, tasty and filling — everything I need after a day with two training sessions.

The gravy is great on the steaks, and even better on mashed potatoes. While it’s a little time intensive, I promise you the results are well worth it. Plus, you probably have all the ingredients in your house! If you want to make this paleo-friendly, just sub arrowroot powder for cornstarch, and the olive oil for grapeseed oil or similar.

Two weightlifters devoured this at my table, and there wasn’t a single complaint.

Steaks with Onion Gravy

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 50 minutes
Total time 1 hour
Meal type Main Dish


  • 1.5lb steak (ribeyes work well here)
  • 1 Large sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • olive oil
  • salt & freshly ground pepper


Step 1
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Step 2
Slice the onion into 1/4" wedges.
Step 3
Place the onion onto a sheet of aluminum foil. Cover will olive oil (about a tablespoon), salt and pepper.
Step 4
Fold up the foil to make a packet and place in the oven for 30 minutes at 425.
Step 5
Once the onion has been in the oven 20 minutes, begin to prepare the steaks. Preheat a large saute pan on medium-high heat.
Step 6
Cover your steaks with salt and pepper, then olive oil and massage into the meat.
Step 7
Place steaks into pan and let cook 2-3 minutes, then flip and allow the second side to cook for another 2 minutes.
Step 8
Place the entire pan in the oven and turn the heat down to 350. (Leave the onions in). Let the steaks and onions continue to cook for 8-10 minutes (less time if the steaks are thinner).
Step 9
Pull the steaks out of the pan and let them rest (covered with foil) on a platter. Place the saute pan back on the stove, on medium heat.
Step 10
Add wine to the pan and stir to combine with the juices from the beef.
Step 11
Once the liquid starts to boil, add the cornstarch and whisk IMMEDIATELY.
Step 12
Open the onion packet and dump it all into the gravy. Turn the heat to low and continue to stir as the gravy thickens.
Step 13
Serve the gravy over the steaks.

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