Flank Steak with Cilantro & Blue Cheese Butter Recipe
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Flank Steak with Cilantro & Blue Cheese Butter Recipe

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I love the combination of the sweet citrus marinade and the strong tang of the blue cheese butter. And my kids just love flank steak. —Gwen Wedel, Augusta, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 beef flank steak (2 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked beef with 1 tablespoon blue cheese butter equals 283 calories, 19 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 302 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 24 g protein.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first five ingredients. Add steak; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 2-4 hours.
  2. Drain beef, discarding marinade. Grill steak, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 6-8 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Let steak stand 5 minutes before thinly slicing across the grain.
  3. In a small bowl, beat blue cheese butter ingredients until blended. Serve steak with butter. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Flank Steak with Cilantro & Blue Cheese Butter in Taste of Home April/May 2014

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 Aug. 2, 2015

"We have made this several times on the grill and it turns out wonderful. We use Agave instead of honey because that is what we have and it works great. Do yourself a favor and try this easy and delicious recipe."

Reviewed Jun. 12, 2015

"makes a beautiful meal with very little effort and very big flavor!"

Reviewed Jun. 8, 2015

"Wow!! WOW!!! Was this every good! Wow!! Would give a bunch more stars if they were available!"

Reviewed Jul. 23, 2014 Edited Sep. 24, 2014

"Fantastic flavor! I made this with the "Fresh Green Beans with Garlic" recipe and dinner was delicious! I will make the cilantro and blue cheese butter every time I grill steaks."

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2014

"Cilantro and blue cheese are 2 of my favorite things, but I never dreamed of putting them together. This dinner was everything I dreamed it would be!"

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