Grilled balsamic steak and tomatoes on a plate.

Grilled Balsamic Steak and Tomatoes

Beef. It's What's For Dinner
Tomatoes Are Featured In WTFCF Season 1, Episode 01: Tomato Time.
Vegetables love the grill as much as steaks do. Tomatoes and beef Shoulder Top Blade Steaks are grilled with a fruity and tart balsamic vinaigrette.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • food-safe plastic bag


  • 2 shoulder top blade steaks (flat iron), about 8 ounces each
  • ½ cup balsamic vinaigrette, divided
  • 4 medium plum tomatoes, cut in half
  • salt
  • ¼ cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel


  • Place beef steaks and ⅓ cup vinaigrette in food-safe plastic bag; turn steaks to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  • Remove steaks from marinade; discard marinade. Place steaks in center of grill over medium, ash-covered coals and arrange tomatoes around steaks. Brush tomatoes with some of the remaining vinaigrette. Grill steaks, covered, 10 to 14 minutes for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. Grill tomatoes 4 to 6 minutes (6 to 9 minutes on gas) or until softened, turning once and basting with remaining vinaigrette.
  • Carve steaks into slices and season with salt as desired. Sprinkle steak slices and tomatoes with ¼ cup shredded Asiago cheese, and 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel.


    About the Author

    "Beef. It's What's for Dinner" is an American advertising slogan and campaign aimed at promoting the consumption of beef. The ad campaign was launched in 1992 by the National Livestock and Meat Board and is funded by the Beef Checkoff Program with the creative guidance of VMLY&R.