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Maple & Blue Cheese Steak

This is a wonderful, cheesy recipe that melts in your mouth. I love this traditional Canadian meal. It certainly has a special feel; the sauce is a fantastic complement to steak. —Susan Jerrott, Bedford, Nova Scotia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup, divided
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 pound beef top sirloin steak
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese


  • In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, 5 tablespoons maple syrup, mustard and thyme. Pour 2/3 cup marinade into a shallow dish; add the steak and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute pecans in oil until toasted. Stir in remaining maple syrup. Bring to a boil; cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from skillet and spread onto waxed paper to cool completely.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper. Grill, over medium heat, for 4-6 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Place reserved marinade in small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/4 cup, about 2 minutes. Divide steak slices between two plates. Drizzle with sauce; sprinkle with blue cheese and pecans.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 475 calories, 23g fat (8g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 689mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein.

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  • Karen
    Feb 13, 2017


  • dancingfool
    Jun 14, 2014

    Delicious!!! Will be making this again on Father's Dad, it is my husband's request for his special meal! Love the pecans and cheese, it just makes the dish so special!

  • larkendra
    Jun 18, 2011

    Just served for Father's Day, minus the pecans, and it was a hit

  • lmdykhouse
    Dec 16, 2010

    Very tasty. Such a nice change from regular steak. Definitely will make again!

  • MomsHaven
    Jun 7, 2009

    An absolute delicious dish! I recommend it to anyone who wants to liven up a boring cooking routine.