The Pioneer Woman Cooks Does It Again!!!

Oh my God! I’m making this for Christmas Dinner for me and my children! Yummmmmmmmm!

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Grilled Ribeye Steak with Onion-Blue Cheese Sauce

Sep. 5, 2009

REE_9145Good grief.

Help me.

Help me now.

This was delicious.

Good steaks do not need sauce. But they’re every bit as delicious with a good sauce as they are on their own. And as much steak as we eat in our household, I like to change things up. This sauce is actually almost a “side dish”—substantial and delicious.

You’ll absolutely love it.
REE_9065Grab a large onion. Very large.
REE_9066Cut it in half from root to tip…
REE_9067Then peel off the outer layer and make relatively thick slices. Not huge, but definitely not thin.
REE_9072Melt 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter in a heavy skillet over high heat.
REE_9074When it’s all melted…
REE_9076Throw in the sliced onions.
REE_9080Stir them around, then let them sit and cook over high heat. Stir them only occasionally; we want them to get nice and brownish/black.
REE_9083Meanwhile, grab a ribeye steak—whatever thickness you like.
REE_9086Heat up the grill outside, or be lazy like me and heat up a grill pan. Add lots of butter so it’ll get brown.
REE_9092Since the sauce is so flavorful, all we need to do with the meat is season it with salt and pepper.
REE_9097Throw it diagonally on the grill pan, and season the other side. Watch the steak and turn it as it cooks to get the nice grill marks.
REE_9100While the steak cooks, go ahead and make the (very easy) sauce.
REE_9102Turn the skillet with the onions down to low heat…
REE_9107Then pour in 3/4 to 1 cup heavy cream.
REE_9108Ask for forgiveness while you’re at it.

You’re gonna need it. This is a crime.
REE_9112Heat it all up…
REE_9113And stir it gently as it cooks. Slowly the white cream will take on the color of the caramelized onions and your soul will sing.
REE_9116You want to cook it for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the sauce thickens and reduces by about half. If it gets too thick (it shouldn’t), you can splash in a little beef broth.
REE_9117Ahhh. Perfect.
REE_9119But I’m about to go one better. Dump in 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese.

Please do this, even if you think you don’t like blue cheese. Please? Blue cheese? Please?
REE_9121Now stir it around while the cheese melts and makes the sauce even more creamy than it was before.
REE_9126Oh my gosh. Oh my…my…gosh.
REE_9132To serve, make a nice, generous bed of sauce on a large plate.

This dish is for, shall we say, hearty appetites.
REE_9134Then place the steak, which is now grilled (medium rare) to perfection, right on top!
REE_9135Press down slightly to get the sauce to spread to the edges of the steak.
REE_9140I want my mommy.
REE_9141I want my mommy now.
REE_9145Can I tell you something? This was so good, I almost cried. The medium rare steak was good enough…
REE_9146But the sauce was absolutely sublime.

Make this for your sweetie or best friend this weekend!

They’ll love you even more than they already do.
Grilled Ribeye Steak with Onion-Blue Cheese Sauce

2 ribeye steaks
2 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons butter
1 very large yellow onion
3/4 to 1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

Salt and pepper both sides of the steaks. Grill in 2 tablespoons butter until medium rare.

Saute onions in 4 tablespoons butter over high heat. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, or until dark and caramelized. Reduce heat 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. Faint.

Repeat as often as needed.

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