I have always been a huge fan of blue cheese, but I never found a way to justify adding it to my steaks! Well, today will forever be etched in my memory as the time the perfect steak recipe has been created.
If you are a fan of blue cheese, you are certainly going to love this blue cheese steak recipe! It’s simple and delicious.
How to cook the perfect blue cheese crumble steak.
- 1 flat iron steak (8-10 oz): Or any steak of similar size.
- The juice from half a lime: You can also substitute it for a tablespoon of lime juice.
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt: Please use regular sea salt, not table salt, as it will end up way too salty!
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper and chili powder: Now, the pepper is a must, but if you are worried about the flavor the chili powder will bring to the table, feel free to leave it out.
- 1/4 teaspoon each of cumin and paprika: This should be just enough of each to provide a hint of spice to the recipe.
- 1/2 cup of blue cheese crumbles: Obviously required to make the recipe!
- Butter: I use about 1 tablespoon of butter to cook the steak. Feel free to use your favorite cooking oil as an alternative.
Blue Cheese Crumble Steak Instructions
1. Prepare the steak
Begin by squeezing the lime over both sides of the steak to add a zest of citrus flavor.
Then, combine the spice rub, which includes sea salt, black pepper, chili powder, cumin, and paprika, and thoroughly coat the steak.
Next, you’ll want to wrap the seasoned steak in plastic wrap and refrigerate for two hours to allow the flavors to meld together.
2. Sear your steak
When you’re ready to cook, preheat your oven to 400°F.
The best way to cook your steak is in a cast iron skillet on high heat with butter. Cook the steak for two minutes on each side, ensuring a nice sear on both sides for maximum flavor.
Pro tip: allow the skillet to heat up first before adding the butter to prevent it from burning.
Next, we’ll add the blue cheese crumbles. Generously top the steak with the crumbles, and bake in the oven for 7-8 minutes.
For a medium rare flat iron steak, the meat thermometer should read 130°F when you remove it from the oven. After it rests for about 5 minutes, the temperature should rise to about 135°F.
3. Allow the steak to rest before serving
Finally, let your steak rest for 5 minutes before serving. This allows the juices to redistribute and settle, ensuring maximum flavor in every bite.
Blue Cheese Steak Cooking Tips
Steak cut alternatives
Melt the cheese, but don’t overcook it!
Blue cheese doesn’t quite melt the same way as, say, cheddar cheese does. So, give it 7-8 minutes in the oven for medium-rare doneness.
Of course, ovens vary, so use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature.
Is a flat iron steak tough?
Flat iron steaks are not tough as long as they are not cooked beyond medium doneness. It’s also critical to cut the meat against the grain.
Enjoy your blue cheese flat iron steak recipe!
This is one recipe that you simply cannot make just once!
Please feel free to experiment with different cuts of steak. Adding blue cheese crumbles adds so much flavor and gives you that steakhouse vibe that’s hard to match.
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Flat Iron Steak with Blue Cheese Crumbles
- 1 flat iron steak 8-10 oz
- The juice from half a lime or a tablespoon of lime juice
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper and chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon each of cumin and paprika
- 1/2 cup of blue cheese crumbles
- Butter for cooking
- Begin by squeezing the juice of half a lime over both sides of the steak.
- Combine the spices (sea salt, black pepper, chili powder, cumin, paprika) in a small bowl, and then rub the spice blend generously onto both sides of the steak, ensuring that it is evenly distributed.
- Wrap the seasoned steak in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or up to 8 hours) to allow the flavors to fully incorporate. (longer the better, in my opinion)
- When you're ready to cook the steak, preheat your oven to 400°F. Take the steak out of the fridge and allow it to come to room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.
- Heat a cast iron skillet on high heat and add butter to the pan. As soon as the butter is melted, place the steak in the skillet and sear for 2 minutes per side.
- Once the steak has been seared, top it with 1/2 cup of blue cheese crumbles, then transfer the skillet to the preheated oven. Bake the steak for 7-8 minutes or until it reaches your desired level of doneness.
- Remove the steak from the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving. This will allow the juices to redistribute, ensuring that each bite is tender and flavorful.