Tuesday, January 4, 2011

SMOTHERED BLUE CHEESE STEAKS


I made this steak Sunday night for one last "hurrah" meal before embarking on our physical fitness challenge. It was delicious! My stomach is wanting this pretty bad right now. I was skeptical about broiling this steak in the oven, but it turned out nice. I've definitely had more "melt in your mouth" steaks, but the overall flavor was really good; that is, if you like blue cheese. The one thing I would do differently the next go-round, would be to decrease the seasoning on the steak itself prior to cooking it because it was a tad too salty. If you don't like blue cheese, you could substitute feta or more parmesan cheese.

SMOTHERED BLUE CHEESE STEAKS
recipe from Deals to Meals
(Printable Recipe)

Blue Cheese Butter:
1 cube butter, softened  
1 c. blue cheese (could use parmesan or feta if you don't like blue)
1/2 t. pepper
1/2 t. salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 T. balsamic vinegar
1/4 c. parmesan cheese

4-6 pieces of good quality steak (I used Ribeye and Tbone cause that's what was in my freezer)
8 oz. pkg. white mushrooms, sliced or cut into fourths 

Puree all of the butter ingredients to make the bleu cheese butter, 
until smooth. Place one steak per person (London broil or Petite
Sirloin work well) on a baking stone or in a 9x13 pan, and very 
lightly season with Montreal Steak Seasoning (or salt and pepper.)  Place in the 
oven on a low rack and broil for 6-7 minutes.  Take steaks out of oven 
and drain off any juices.  Spread bleu cheese butter ALL over steaks 
(generously).  Dice mushrooms and place around steaks.  You can 
even spread the butter on the mushrooms.  Put back in the oven and 
broil for another 7-12 minutes, depending on how well done or rare 
you like your steaks.  Serve with extra bleu cheese butter on the side
if you would like.

5 comments:

Carrian said...

yum!! And your pic looks great! When I photo meat it always looks awful!!! I posted your delicious apple chicken chili today. YUM!!!!!

Kelli said...

Hey thanks! I will have to check out your post of the chili. Thanks for letting me know!

Kelli said...

Ok, I should have waited to comment back to you AFTER reading your post. You are too complimentary! Thanks so much. Love your blog too! And, I know what ya mean in your "rant" ;)

Janey said...

I love blue cheese melted over a steak. It's one of the only ways I like blue cheese!

I tried your Macaroni Grill Bread recipe today. It was so easy and so very delicious! It will be added to my "make again" recipe collection for sure. Thanks!

Kelli said...

Janey, I'm with you; I don't love blue cheese typically either, but this was awesome. Glad you liked the bread recipe! I love hearing when followers try these recipes, thanks!