Cheese-Topped Steaks

MAKES: 4 SERVINGS
PREP: 20 MINS
COOK: 6 MINS

 

 

 

 


Ingredients

1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese or other blue cheese (2 ounces)

4 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled

1/4 cup pine nuts or slivered almonds, toasted

4 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

4 boneless beef top loin steaks, cut 3/4-inch thick (about 2 pounds total)

1/4 teaspoon salt

Nonstick cooking spray


Directions
  1. In a small bowl stir together cheese, bacon, nuts, thyme, garlic, and pepper; set aside.
  2. Trim fat from steaks. Sprinkle steaks with salt. Lightly coat a grill pan or 12-inch skillet with cooking spray. Heat pan over medium-high heat; reduce heat to medium. Add steaks, half at a time if necessary; cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until steaks reach desired doneness.
  3. To serve, spoon cheese mixture over steaks (below). Cover with foil and let stand for 5 minutes to soften cheese. Makes 4 servings.
From the Test Kitchen
BROILING DIRECTIONS:

Preheat broiler. Place steaks on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat until steaks reach desired doneness, turning once. Allow 10 to 12 minutes for medium-rare and 12 to 15 minutes for medium. Top with cheese mixture as above. Makes 4 servings.


Nutrition Facts (Cheese-Topped Steaks)

Per serving: 440 kcal cal., 22 g fat (8 g sat. fat, 129 mg chol., 672 mg sodium, 2 g carb., 1 g fiber, 56 g pro. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet