You know what’s even better than steak or blue cheese?  When you put the two of them together in the form of Grilled Balsamic Steak with Blue Cheese Butter.  And you know what’s even better than that?  Serving that delicious steak up to your awesome dad for Fathers’ Day, because he totally deserves it.

This is a ‘seal the deal’ kind of dinner. There’s something about the combination of rich beef and tangy blue cheese that just works (which is why the best burger combination is blue cheese and crispy bacon, in my opinion). Well, this recipe takes that classic pairing to the next level.



1½ lbs top round steak
3 tablespoon olive oil
6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
4 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce (I use liquid aminos)
½ teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon dried rosemary
3 cloves minced garlic
Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
2 onions, sliced ½” thick
2 tomatoes, sliced ½” thick
¼ cup butter, softened
¼ cup blue cheese crumbles
1 clove garlic
Rosemary, to garnish




  • Step 1

Combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, thyme, rosemary, garlic, and pepper in a large container and shake well to combine. Add in the steak and make sure it is covered in the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours, or overnight. Remove the steak from the refrigerator 45 minutes before serving to bring it to room temperature.

  • Step 2

Combine the butter, blue cheese, and garlic in a medium-sized bowl. Mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  • Step 3

Preheat the grill on high for 15 minutes. Then, reduce the heat to medium-high. Let the excess marinade drip off, and grill the steak on oiled grates for about 6 minutes per side for medium rare. Every grill varies, so make sure to use your meat thermometer to check that it’s cooked to your liking. 130 F is rare, 140 F is medium rare, 150 F is medium, and 160 F is well done.

  • Step 4

When you’ve finished grilling the steak, set it aside and do not cut it for 10 -15 minutes! While you wait, grill your tomatoes and onions. It helps to spray them with a bit of oil before grilling. Grill for about 5 minutes per side, or until they’ve softened and developed slight grill marks.



  • Step 5

Serve the steak with the grilled onions and tomatoes, a sprinkling of additional rosemary, and a generous amount of blue cheese butter.

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