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Blue Cheese Crusted Steaks with Red Wine Sauce - Recipe

The tanginess of the blue cheese topping and the richness of the red wine sauce make these tender filet steaks a special treat.
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Blue Cheese Crusted Steaks with Red Wine Sauce Recipe
  • Melt one tablespoon butter in heavy skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add garlic, shallot and thyme.
  • Sauté until shallots are tender, stirring occasionally for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Add broth and wine.
  • Boil until the sauce is reduced to 1/2 cup, approximately 10-12 minutes.
  • Set sauce aside.
  • Blend cheese, bread crumbs and parsley in a small bowl.
  • Preheat the broiler.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large, heavy skillet over medium high heat.
  • Sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper.
  • Add steaks to the skillet and cook to desired doneness, five mintes per side for medium rare.
  • Transfer steaks to a baking sheet.
  • Reserve the skillet with the pan juices.
  • Press cheese mixture on top of steaks, dividing evenly.
  • Broil until the cheese browns, approximately 2 minutes.
  • Transfer steaks to plates.
  • Pour sauce into the reserved skillet with juices.
  • Bring to a boil, scraping up browned bits.
  • Boil 1-2 minutes, stirring in remaining 1 tablespoon of butter.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Spoon sauce over steaks and serve.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Container: medium skillet, medium bowl, baking sheet
Servings: 4
-4 tablespoons butter
-3 cloves garlic - chopped
-1 shallot - chopped
-1 tablespoon thyme - chopped
-1 cup beef broth
-1/4 cup dry red wine
-1/2 cup blue cheese - Maytag, coarsely crumbled
-1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
-1 tablespoon parsley - chopped
-4 sirloin filet - bacon wrapped or filet mignon