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Flank Steak with Cilantro & Blue Cheese Butter Recipe

Flank Steak with Cilantro & Blue Cheese Butter Recipe

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. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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)
  • BLUE CHEESE BUTTER:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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