Blue Cheese Flat Iron Steak Recipe
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Blue Cheese Flat Iron Steak Recipe

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If you haven't already enjoyed the rich, creamy pairing of blue cheese with your favorite steak, stop reading and get cooking! I take it a step further by folding in a little butter to make the dish even more drool-worthy. —Amanda Martin, Monson, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 pounds beef flat iron steak or top sirloin steak (1 inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked beef with 2 tablespoons cheese mixture equals 483 calories, 39 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 120 mg cholesterol, 414 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 29 g protein.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first seven ingredients. Add beef; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, mix blue cheese, butter, chives and pepper; set aside. Drain beef, discarding marinade.
  3. Grill steaks, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 5-7 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Serve with blue cheese butter. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Blue-Cheese Flat Iron Steak in Simple & Delicious June/July 2013, p48

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Oct. 24, 2014

"I definitely like the blue cheese butter with the steak!"

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"Delicious I would definitely make it again. I love the chive and blue cheese butter. Its so simple quick and easy."

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2014

"I made sandwiches out of fresh ciabatta bread - oh my goodness they were good and a big hit with my company. The blue cheese butter was so easy to make and the perfect touch."

Reviewed Nov. 17, 2013

"Excellent! I could have eaten the blue cheese butter with a spoon!"

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013

"We made these for our anniversary dinner and they were to die for! Way better than going out to a restaurant!

~ Theresa"

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