Irish Whiskey Steaks

Cooking Time: 10 min    Servings: 4

Products needed:

Traditional 18 Year Balsamic Vinegar


  • 3 tablespoons Olive Scene bold Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 beef top sirloin steaks (4 ounce each) 
  • 1 clove garlic, cut in half lenghtwise
  • ¼ c Irish whiskey (such as Jameson®)
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Scene 18yr Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
  • sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Heat oil and butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat until butter has melted.
  2. Add onions and sauté until lightly golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  3. Push onions aside with a spatula. 
  4. Rub steaks with cut sides of garlic clove.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Place steaks in the skillet, leaving the onions to the side, and cook over medium-high heat until meat is browned but still pink inside, 2 to 4 minutes per side.
  7. Remove steaks to platter.
  8. Remove the skillet from heat.
  9. Slowly pour Irish whiskey and balsamic vinegar into the hot skillet (be careful, whiskey fumes are flammable).
  10. Return to heat and bring onions and whiskey to a simmer over medium-low heat.
  11. Simmer 2-3 min to thicken slightly.
  12. Push onions to side and place steaks pack in pan.
  13. Sprinkle steaks with salt, black pepper, and parsley; turn steaks over in whiskey pan sauce to coat both sides, allow.
  14. Serve steaks topped with onions and a drizzle of sauce.