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Grilled Sirloin Steaks with Blue Cheese Walnut Butter

This is another recipe using a home made nut butter.  I loved the last Daring Cooks challenge and made several different recipes.   I am combining walnut butter with blue cheese to make a luscious topping for a grilled steak.  Such an easy way to ramp up your next barbecue.

For a more polished presentation, this butter can be formed into a log by wrapping it in plastic wrap.  Chill until firm and slice thickly.  Put a pat on each steak.

Grilled Sirloin Steaks with Blue Cheese Walnut Butter           

  • 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled  
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, finely crumbled 
  • 1/4 cup walnut butter 
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled and finely minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 - 1 1/2-to 1 3/4-pound sirloin steaks (1 inch thick) 

  • Combine cheese, butter, parsley, garlic and rosemary in medium bowl. Stir to blend well. Mix in walnut butter.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer blue cheese butter to small bowl. (NOTE: Blue cheese butter can be prepared 2 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring butter to room temperature before using.)
  • Season steaks as you like.  I like Montreal steak spice but you can simply use salt and pepper.   Cover and let stand 1/2 hour at room temperature.
  • Prepare grill (medium-high heat). Grill steaks to desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer steaks to platter and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Cut each steak into 3 equal portions. Top each portion with a spoonful of blue cheese butter and serve.
  • Serves 6.


  1. oh goodness, you're speaking my language with this steak and blue cheese butter. WOW! Roz

  2. Blue cheese anything, and I'm in!

  3. There must be a million things the blue cheese walnut butter would be great for! Fine looking steak, Sarah!

  4. Nothing beats a well grilled steak and your blue cheese butter sounds like a fabulous topping.

  5. Heather> I love blue cheese. Yes it was delicious.

    Roz> we can communicate well, then!

    buffalo> that's what I loved about the U.S. They like blue cheese more than we do up north for some reason.

    Marjie> my brain is working on that.

    Mags> Thx!

  6. This is such a fantastic idea. I suspect I'd want to eat this compound butter by itself though so I better proceed with caution. ;)

  7. Blue cheese walnut butter on that piece of mouth-watering sirloin steak...mmmmm I am hungry looking at it :p thanks for sharing this piece of deliciousness :)

  8. My favorite way to serve steaks is with a flavored butter!

  9. Great idea, Sarah. I used to make a blue cheese butter for our hamburgers...and I love the idea of walnut butter with the blue cheese. And the rosemary..just the right touch.

  10. Flavoured and interesting butters are so handy to have around.

  11. Yummy, yum, yum! Love the steak and the walnut butter!

  12. Sarah, this recipe inspired me and I made a simpler version of it and we all love it. I didn't have any walnut butter (and no time to get any as I'm painting, painting, painting) so I just chopped some walnuts up, mixed them with butter, and some blue cheese and let them blend and soften together for a few hours. It was a big hit. Thanks for the inspiration.


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