French Dressing Steak

This French Dressing Steak is made with only three ingredients! Sometimes it’s the easiest recipes have the most amazing flavor!

Make this French Dressing Steak for an easy dinner!

Here’s a short video just to show you how easy this really is to make!

There are so many awesome steak recipes that we make over and over. This Strip Steak with Onion Sauce is a huge hit, or this Grilled Steak with Spicy Chimichurri is one we make when we’re looking for something spicy.

Not that either of those recipes are difficuly, but every now and then you just need quick and easy – but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on flavor…not at all my friends, not at all.

All you need to make this French Dressing Steak is, you guessed it, French Dressing for one. Sliced onions for two and of course, the steak.

This French Dressing Steak has only three ingredients!

You can use flank steak, tri-tip, or a hanger steak – any cut of steak that you would normally throw a marinade on. I grabbed a sirloin for this recipe because it’s usually really affordable, and also not my favorite cut of steak, but if marinated right it’s pretty darn tasty.

You can also use Catalina dressing instead of French, which is what Christie’s Aunt uses when she makes her famous tri-tips…the Catalina has more vinegar in the dressing so it adds a little more tang but the French is super creamy and has that crazy good flavor.

This French Dressing Steak marinates only in French dressing and onions!


This is also a recipe that needs a little time, just for marinating. It really tastes best when you marinate it overnight. If you get it marinating first thing in the morning, you’ll be good by dinner time but the longer it sits the better.


And because it’s such a simple recipe…you can give it some time to sit in the fridge.

Just grill the steak for a few minutes on each side and you’ll be ready to eat…

This French Dressing Steak marinates overnight then grills up in minutes!


Slice and enjoy!

Make this French Dressing Steak for a dinner everyone will love!


Make this French Dressing Steak for an easy dinner!

French Dressing Steak

  • Author: Dan


  • 12 1/2 to 3 lb. sirloin steak (flank steak or tri-tip works great too)
  • 116 ounce bottle French or Catalina dressing
  • 2 large yellow onions, sliced


  1. Place the steak in a glass dish or resealable bag. Using a fork, poke hole all over the surface of the steak for the dressing to soak into.
  2. Pour the dressing over the steak and then add the onions. Turn the steak over to coat the other side making sure the entire steak is coated with the onions and the dressing.
  3. Marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. Remove the steak from the marinade, wiping off the excess and discarding the onions.
  5. Grill for 5 minutes per side for medium rare. (this will depend on the thickness of your steak so always use a thermometer to check for the right temperature.)
  6. Remove the steak from the grill, cover with foil and let rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Slice and serve.


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8 Responses
  1. Cynthia

    Used to have this about once a week in college – but about 40 years ago now. I always enjoyed it.

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