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Steak with Blue Cheese Butter
and roasted fingerling potatoes / green beans

Active: 30 min Total: 50 min

Add a flavorful finishing touch to tonight's steaks with a savory compound butter made with blue cheese.
Smarts: Compound butters can be frozen for up to a few months. Use them to add flavor to finished meats (as in this recipe) or to add richness to soup, roasted vegetables, or toast.
Smarts: Tonight's vegetables should be roasted in the oven, but feel free to fire up the grill as well if you prefer to cook your steaks that way.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Steak with Blue Cheese Butter:
  • Steak, NY Strip - 1 1/2 lbs (sub beef tenderloin steaks or other cut of choice)
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Butter - 4 Tbsp
  • Cheese, blue - 2 oz, crumbled (sub feta or goat cheese)
  • Thyme, dried - 1/2 tsp
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Green Beans:
  • Green beans - 12 oz, trimmed
  • Chives - 1 tsp, chopped
  • Potatoes, fingerling - 1 lb, halved lengthwise (sub any small potato)
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Marinate steak - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven or grill heating while steak marinates.) Tenderize steak with a fork and combine with soy sauce, vinegar, and lemon juice. Marinate for at least 20 minutes and up to a day. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  2. Make blue cheese butter - Melt butter in the microwave. Stir in crumbled blue cheese and thyme. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Green Beans - Trim green beans. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Chives / Potatoes - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C.
  2. Toss potatoes with first portion of olive oil and season with some salt and pepper. Spread out on a sheet pan and roast until tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Toss green beans with second portion of olive oil and add to sheet pan with potatoes after potatoes have been cooking for 10 minutes.
  4. While vegetables roast, remove steak from marinade (discard marinade). Season generously with some salt and pepper.
  5. If cooking on a grill: Heat up grill to 500F / 260C. Clean grates and brush with some cooking oil. Add steak to heated grill. Grill steak for ~3 minutes on each side with the cover closed. Continue cooking until it reaches desired level of doneness. Medium-rare: 130F / 54C degrees (~3 minutes); Medium: 140F / 60C degrees (~6 minutes); Well-done: 160F / 71C degrees (~10 minutes).
  6. If cooking on the stovetop: Heat up a grill pan over high heat. Brush with some cooking oil and add steak. Sear steak on both sides. Continue cooking until it reaches desired level of doneness. Medium-rare: 130F / 54C degrees (~3 minutes); Medium: 140F / 60C degrees (~6 minutes); Well-done: 160F / 71C degrees (~10 minutes).
  7. Remove steak from heat and transfer to a serving plate. Let steak rest, covered, for 5 to 10 minutes.
  8. When potatoes and green beans are done roasting, toss with chives.
  9. While steak is still warm, spoon blue cheese butter over top.
  10. Serve steak with potatoes and green beans on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (44)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (8)
Vegetarian (7)

34 reviews

I made this into beef patties with the blue cheese butter - wonderful topper.

By: Jessica L.
Posted: May 15, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I could eat this every day. Every single part of it. I want it in my mouth and in my body for every meal.

By: Jack
Posted: May 14, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I made the vegetarian version of this meal and this was a really weird one. It was basically just a bowl of lentils (and I really like lentils), which doesn’t really count as a meal. While usually the photo is a little different for the vegetarian meal I always appreciate the veg version is always in the spirit of the original. The only similar thing I think was the butter? I made some crispy kale to go in the bowl otherwise this would have been just mush. Not up to the usual cooksmarts deliciousness!

By: Laura
Posted: May 14, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

I followed the recipe just as it is and found it to be totally scrumptious to the last bite!!! We loved it!!!😋

By: Kathryn
Posted: May 13, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I went against my usual tendency and made everything very simple and traditional tonight. I skipped the marinade and just sprinkler salt and pepper over the meat a couple hours before grilling. I used potatoes instead of parsnips. It was SO good! That chive butter really shined!

By: Becca
Posted: May 11, 2019
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

This was fine, but it lacked the magic of many cooksmarts meals. I think the steak would have been better (and easier to make) if I had just put a little steak seasoning on the outside and fired up the grill.

By: Caitlin
Posted: May 11, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful