Monday, July 8, 2013

steaks with blue cheese sauce

Steaks really don't need a sauce, it they are good steaks. But every once and a while, a nice, savory sauce just makes it even better. Blue cheese and steak have a love affair together and I like to celebrate their love by bringing them together as often as possible. Add in onions and... yes. Just, yes.
Onions, onions and more onions. Slow cooked and caramelized onions make this meal. I mean, really make this meal. Cook these in butter, not oil.
While the onions are cooking, you can begin to grill your steaks. Just salt and pepper is all you need for this.
While the steaks are grilling, turn the heat on the onions to LOW. That way, when you pour in the heavy cream, it doesn't curdle on contact. What helps as well is to use room temperature cream.
Let the steaks rest before slicing and enjoying so that your juices don't just run out onto the cutting board.
Time for the blue cheese. The more the better. At least that's how I feel about it. Pour as much or as little as you would like over the steaks and try not drooling too much.
Steaks with Blue Cheese Sauce
Thank you, Pioneer Woman, again!
2 sirloin steaks
1 large onion, sliced
4 Tablespoons butter
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
Salt and pepper

Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Add in onions and saute until golden brown and caramelized. While the onions are cooking, season the steaks with salt and pepper and grill until desired temperature. Reduce the heat on the onions to low and add in cream. Bring heat back up to medium and allow to reduce for 5-7 minutes and thicken. Allow steaks to rest for 5 minutes before slicing. While steak is resting, pour blue cheese crumbles into the onion sauce and let melt. Serve hot with the steaks and enjoy!