Remember that ridiculously fabulous and easy Fettucini Alfredo recipe I made? The one that I wanted to lick the bowl for? Well, the Pioneer Woman (who is the mind behind the Fettucini Alfredo recipe) has done it again. She made up this recipe that I knew I had to make the second I saw it.
While I made a few modifications (this sauce is heavy so I wanted to attempt to lighten it a bit...right). I put my version below in parenthesis below. I didn't think you'd believe me that I lightened it if I didn't show the original ingredients!
Anyhoo, this was totally worth the splurge. The sauce was "awesome!" according to John, and I finally cooked a steak correctly! Helloooo medium steak :) I got lots of compliments from the hub about this meal, and I felt like superwoman making steak for him for lunch Saturday. (Hey, if you're going to make a heavy sauce may as well have it for lunch so you have time to burn it off during the day. I definitely forced myself out the door an hour later for a run.)
Steak with Onion-Blue Cheese Sauce
Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman
*2 steaks (I used top sirloin filet, she used ribeye)
*2 tablespoons butter
*salt and pepper
*4 tablespoons butter (I used 2 tbsp)
*1 whole very large yellow onion (I used one and a half small sweet onions...all I had)
*1 cup heavy cream (I used 3/4 cup)
*1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (I used about 1/3 cup)
*Slice onion into medium slices. (See pictures for how mine looked).
*Saute onions in 4 tablespoons butter (I did 2 tablespoons instead of 4 and thought it was fine) over high heat. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, or until dark and caramelized.
*Salt and pepper both sides of the steaks. Grill (I used a grill pan) in 2 tablespoons butter until medium rare. (I started with 3 minutes on one side and 2 minutes on the other because mine were quite thin.)
*Reduce heat of onions to simmer and pour in cream. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until reduced by half.
*Stir in blue cheese until melted.
*Serve steaks on generous portion of sauce with a green veggie on the side to balance it out.
|Sweet onions sliced and ready to go.|
|Butter on the grill pan.|
|Onions ready for sauce!|
|Onions plus cream|
|Plus blue cheese|
|Steak over sauce|
|Note the steak was not nearly as red as this picture implies...I hit the "enhance" button in iPhoto and it also enhanced the red in the steak. John swears it was perfectly medium and I tried his and agreed!|
|Ahhh the beauty of pictures in natural light...Creamy, perfect steak yuminess. Yeah, I said it.|