Friday, July 6, 2012

Grilled Ribeyes with Caramelized Onion-Bleu Cheese Sauce

I suppose the cute Fourth of July food had to end sometime.  I mean, man cannot live on cupcakes, pie, and sangria alone.  Woman probably can, but not man.  So here you have it, guys--a very manly meal to cleanse your system of all the sparkles, sprinkles, and stars from this past week.

These steaks were my husband's request for his birthday meal.  A big, juicy steak is a tough sell for me in the middle of a Phoenix summer, but it was his birthday, so it really wasn't my call.  Besides, I can always get behind caramelized onions, bleu cheese, and cream.  Always.  

In the end, I just couldn't do steak, so I grilled up a chicken breast for myself.  It was great with the sauce.  It definitely wasn't as rich and special as M's birthday ribeye, but I was fine with that.  Because, you know, there were still caramelized onions, bleu cheese, and cream.

Ribeyes with Caramelized Onion-Bleu Cheese Sauce

2 whole ribeye steaks (or chicken breasts) 
6 TBSP butter, divided 
salt and pepper, to taste 
1 very large yellow onion, sliced 
1 c. heavy cream 
1/2 c. crumbled bleu cheese

1.  Preheat indoor grill pan over medium-high heat.  Salt and pepper both sides of the steaks.  

2. Melt 4 TBSP butter in a large sauté pan over high heat.  Add onions and cook 5-7 minutes, or until dark and caramelized.  Reduce heat to simmer and pour in cream.  Cook 3-5 minutes longer, or until reduced by half.  Stir in blue cheese until melted. 

3.  Meanwhile, melt remaining 2 TBSP butter on grill pan.  Cook steaks to desired temperature and according to thickness, about 4-5 minutes per side for medium.  Let rest three minutes before plating on a generous portion of sauce.


That Girl said...

I could probably live on cupcakes, pie, and sangria.

Slice of Southern said...

All of your recipes are so yummy looking! I'm and avid follower! I'd love for you to share one or more of your dishes on my linky party, Southern's going on right now. Hope to see you there!

Natalie said...

anything with a cup of heavy cream in it is bound to be good! :)