steak with onion blue cheese sauce

As I’ve said before, recipes speak to foodies.  And so do photos.  When I saw this recipe on Pioneer Woman’s blog (the most ridiculously popular and tasty cooking blog ever), I set out my steaks to thaw and gathered the goods for making the sauce.

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The sauce may not be a thing of beauty in the pan, but when that flavor hits your tastebuds, it’s beautiful.  These few simple ingredients combine to make a silky smooth and intensely rich sauce that would also do well on a grilled or roasted chicken.  Although this shouldn’t be made ahead of time, it’s very simple and quick, easily made while chatting in the kitchen with dinner guests.  Beware of overcooking or the sauce may become pasty and sticky.

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Grilled Rib-eye Steak with Onion-Blue Cheese Sauce

from Pioneer Woman

  • 2 ribeye steaks
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 very large yellow onion, sliced
  • 3/4 to 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  1. Salt and pepper both sides of the steaks. Grill in 2 tablespoons butter until medium rare. [I used a propane grill instead of a grill pan.]
  2. Saute onions in 4 tablespoons butter over high heat.
  3. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, or until dark and caramelized.
  4. Reduce heat to simmer and pour in cream. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until reduced by half.
  5. Stir in blue cheese until melted.
  6. Serve steaks on generous portion of sauce.
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