Steak with Caramelized Onions and Garlic Butter Potatoes

A sirloin steak with caramelized onions, a baked potato, and broccoli florets on a white dinner plate. Here is a recipe for a similar dish:

Seared Steak with Caramelized Onions and Garlic Butter Potatoes


  • 1 pound sirloin steak
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 medium russet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Scrub the potatoes and prick them a few times with a fork. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour, or until tender.

  2. While the potatoes are baking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the steak generously with salt and pepper. Sear the steak for 3-4 minutes per side, or until desired doneness is reached. Remove the steak from the pan and set aside to rest.

  3. Reduce the heat to medium and add the butter to the skillet. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and caramelized, about 15 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds more.

  4. In a small bowl, combine the milk, sour cream, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  5. To serve, cut the potatoes open and fluff the insides with a fork. Top with butter, sour cream mixture, and steak. Spoon the caramelized onions over the top.

Here are some tips for cooking the steak:

  • Let the steak come to room temperature before cooking for even cooking.
  • Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the steak. For a rare steak, the internal temperature should be 125 degrees F (52 degrees C). For a medium-rare steak, the internal temperature should be 135 degrees F (57 degrees C). For a medium steak, the internal temperature should be 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).
  • Don’t overcrowd the pan when searing the steak. This will cause the steak to steam instead of sear.

To calculate the Weight Watchers (WW) points for the Seared Steak with Caramelized Onions and Garlic Butter Potatoes recipe, we’ll need to break down the points for each ingredient and sum them up. Weight Watchers points are calculated based on calories, saturated fat, sugar, and protein content. Since I don’t have access to real-time databases, I’ll use general nutritional information to estimate the points.

Here’s a breakdown of the main ingredients and their approximate WW points:

Steak (1 pound sirloin)

  • Calories: 736
  • Saturated Fat: 17g
  • Protein: 80g

Approximate WW Points: 22 points (for the entire pound)

Olive Oil (1 tablespoon)

  • Calories: 120
  • Saturated Fat: 2g

Approximate WW Points: 4 points

Butter (2 tablespoons + 1/4 cup softened)

  • Calories: 810 (for 6 tablespoons total)
  • Saturated Fat: 54g

Approximate WW Points: 32 points

Onion (1 medium)

  • Calories: 44
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 1g

Approximate WW Points: 0 points

Garlic (2 cloves)

  • Calories: 8
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 0.4g

Approximate WW Points: 0 points

Russet Potatoes (2 medium)

  • Calories: 328
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 8g

Approximate WW Points: 10 points

Milk (1/2 cup)

  • Calories: 61
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 3g

Approximate WW Points: 2 points

Sour Cream (1/4 cup)

  • Calories: 123
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Protein: 2g

Approximate WW Points: 6 points

Fresh Parsley (1/4 cup)

  • Calories: 1
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Protein: 0.1g

Approximate WW Points: 0 points

Total Estimated WW Points

  1. Steak: 22 points
  2. Olive Oil: 4 points
  3. Butter: 32 points
  4. Onion: 0 points
  5. Garlic: 0 points
  6. Potatoes: 10 points
  7. Milk: 2 points
  8. Sour Cream: 6 points
  9. Parsley: 0 points

Total Points: 76 points (for the entire recipe)

Per Serving (Assuming 4 servings)

Total Points per Serving: 19 points per serving

This estimation assumes you divide the recipe into 4 equal servings. Note that WW points can vary based on specific product brands and preparation methods, so for the most accurate calculation, it’s best to use the official Weight Watchers app or website with exact product details

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