Blue Cheese Crusted Steak is a mouthwatering way to dress up an ordinary steak. The tangy crisp crust adds great texture and flavor to each juicy bite!
One of the great things about being a food blogger is frequently getting to eat great meals like these blue cheese crusted steaks. However, the flip side of that is you often end up making meals with your readers in mind, rather than your family who is actually going to eat your creation. That occasionally ends with you spending $40 on a steak dinner that your kids cry and complain about eating. Oh well, at least the 8-year-old loved it!
For those of us who enjoy food slightly more refined than peanut butter and jellies cut into animal shapes, you will devour this blue cheese crusted steak without complaint. It is a surprisingly simple meal to create as well!
Best Steaks for Blue Cheese Crust
You can top any of your favorite cuts of steak with this blue cheese crust, however, I find boneless steaks work best because the crust hides the bones, making the steak more difficult to cut. New York strip, ribeyes, and filet mignons are a few of my top recommendations.
How to Make Blue Cheese Crust
Making the blue cheese crust is easy. Simply combine the blue cheese, panko, olive oil, garlic, chives and black pepper in a small dish and then top on your favorite steak. This topping easily covers 3 large steaks. To create a crisp crust place the topped steaks under the broiler for a couple minutes until the blue cheese mixture starts browning. Just make sure you keep an eye on it so it does not burn.
Best Way to Cook Steaks
This recipe works well with whatever method you prefer to cook steaks, whether that be pan-seared, grilled, broiled, or whatever. Regardless of the method you choose, just make sure you sear in a nice brown crust for added flavor and texture. In my opinion grilling steaks is always the best because the flames licking the steaks always add incredible flavor. Check out my How to Grill Steaks tutorial for a detailed walkthru!
What to Serve with Blue Cheese Crusted Steak
If you are making these blue cheese crusted steaks to impress someone special, make sure you put equal thought and effort into the side dishes to round out the meal. Potatoes are the most popular side dish to serve with steaks, these are a few of my recommendations: Outrageously fluffy mashed potatoes, crispy roasted potatoes, or elegant rosemary and lemon roasted fingerling potatoes. Otherwise, you can never go wrong with the classic twice baked potato with steak!
Next, you need a vegetable to pair with your steak and potatoes. Oven roasted asparagus is always a good choice, as is lemon parmesan green beans. Garlic butter roasted mushrooms would also be on my menu, and balsamic honey skillet glazed cherry tomatoes would provide a nice contrast to the pungent blue cheese.
Blue Cheese Crusted Steak
- 3 Steaks
- 1/2 cup Blue Cheese
- 1/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon Olive oil
- 1 clove Garlic (minced)
- 2 teaspoons Chopped Chives
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh Ground Pepper
- In a small bowl, mix together blue cheese, panko, olive oil, garlic, chives and ground pepper.
- Sear steaks in a hot skillet until each side is browned and the interior is slightly less done than you want them (about 5 degrees less).
- Set broiler to high.
- Place steaks on a baking sheet and top generously with blue cheese mixture.
- Set baking sheet with steaks under the broiler briefly until the blue cheese mixture browns. Rotate as needed if your broiler cooks unevenly and watch carefully to avoid burning. (approximately 2 minutes)
- Let steaks rest for 5 minutes and serve.
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