MAKES: 4 SERVINGS
PREP: 20 MINS
COOK: 6 MINS
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
- In a small bowl stir together cheese, bacon, nuts, thyme, garlic, and pepper; set aside.
- 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.
- 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
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