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Flank Steak with Cilantro & Blue Cheese Butter

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


  • 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


  • In a shallow dish, combine the first five ingredients. Add steak; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 2-4 hours.
  • 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 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Let steak stand 5 minutes before thinly slicing across the grain.
  • In a small bowl, beat blue cheese butter ingredients until blended. Serve steak with butter.
Nutrition Facts
3 ounces cooked beef with 1 tablespoon blue cheese butter: 283 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 302mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein.

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  • garycall
    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.

  • mocalcook
    Jun 12, 2015

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

  • davejostef1
    Jun 8, 2015

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

  • pschube
    Jul 23, 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.

  • ahenwood
    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!