Steak with Blue Cheese Butter
and roasted fingerling potatoes / green beans
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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)
- Make blue cheese butter - Melt butter in the microwave. Stir in crumbled blue cheese and thyme. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Green Beans - Trim green beans. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Chives / Potatoes - Prep as directed.
- Heat oven to 425F / 218C.
- 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.
- Toss green beans with second portion of olive oil and add to sheet pan with potatoes after potatoes have been cooking for 10 minutes.
- While vegetables roast, remove steak from marinade (discard marinade). Season generously with some salt and pepper.
- 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).
- 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).
- Remove steak from heat and transfer to a serving plate. Let steak rest, covered, for 5 to 10 minutes.
- When potatoes and green beans are done roasting, toss with chives.
- While steak is still warm, spoon blue cheese butter over top.
- Serve steak with potatoes and green beans on the side. Enjoy!
As my 6-year-old stated, "We need to favorite this!" Our whole family really enjoyed this excellent, restaurant-quality meal. Thank you!0 Helpful
We didn’t have green beans on hand, but the steak, compound butter, and potatoes were incredulous.0 Helpful
It was delicious, would definitely make again. The steaks were just hard to figure out how to cook in a pan on the stove since they were so thick, but the blue cheese butter was awesome on the steaks and on the veggies!0 Helpful
Easy and flavorful. We grilled the steak for added flavor. Prepping the green beans over the weekend made it even easier.0 Helpful
Made a red wine and butter pan sauce instead of the blue cheese butter (can't let that fond from the steak go to waste!). Also added some cherry tomatoes to the green beans. Turned out amazing! Very excited to have the rest for lunch.0 Helpful
Really loved this! No changes except one of us did blue cheese butter and the other did goat. Really tasty!0 Helpful