Steak Tenderloin in a Mushroom and Blue Cheese Sauce

Steak Tenderloin in a Mushroom and Blue Cheese Sauce

I recently came across the concept of steak with blue cheese that sounded like a really nice combination. I had heard of this in the past but that was back when I did not fully appreciate a good blue cheese. Now that I have been enjoying blue cheeses I could not resist one of my favorite treats, a nicely seared medium rare steak, with blue cheese it quickly made it to my meal plan. While I was searching for recipes I came across one that combined another of my favorite foods, mushrooms that had me sold immediately. I eventually ended up going with this recipe for steak in a mushroom and blue cheese sauce. The only real change that I made was swapping the rosemary for some thyme which I think goes better with mushrooms. For the blue cheese I went with a nice creamy gorgonzola dolce. The steaks cooked easily and quickly and the mushroom and blue cheese sauce was nice and straight forward to make. The results were absolutely amazing!! There was a nice slightly crisp crust on the outside of the steaks and the insides were nice and moist and tender and perfectly medium rare. The mushroom and blue cheese sauce was nice and creamy and tangy and oh so lick your plate clean good! I will definitely be making this mushroom and blue cheese sauce again! I served the steak in the mushroom and blue cheese sauce with some herb roasted onions and some roasted squash with gorgonzola and maple syrup.

Steak Tenderloin in a Mushroom and Blue Cheese Sauce

(makes 2 large main courses or 4 lighter main courses)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
2 large steaks or 4 small steaks (your favorite cut and thickness)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon oil
2 tablespoons butter
1 small onion (sliced)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 teaspoon thyme (chopped)
8 ounces mushrooms (sliced)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup beef broth
1 splash brandy
1/2 cup blue cheese (crumbled)

Directions
1. Season the steaks with salt and pepper.
2. Heat the oil in a pan.
3. Add the steaks and sear at high heat until done to your preference, about 2-4 minutes per side for rare to medium rare.
4. Let the steaks rest in a heated oven until ready to eat.
5. Melt the butter in the same pan.
6. Add the onion and saute at medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes.
7. Add the garlic and thyme and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
8. Add the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper and saute until tender, about 7-9 minutes.
9. Add the broth and brandy and deglaze the pan and simmer until it has reduced by half.
10. Remove from heat and stir in the blue cheese and pour over the steaks.

Steak Tenderloin in a Mushroom and Blue Cheese Sauce

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68 comments:

Chef Fresco said...

yum! That looks so delicious! I love blue cheese and mushrooms, we might have to try it sometime soon!

redforever said...

You are so right about thyme going better with mushrooms than rosemary.

Great photos as always.

Nick said...

Steak and blue cheese are such a good combo. Fantastic dish.

Nice photos too! It's hard to photograph dark dishes like that.

Cheers,
Nick
Macheesmo

Mila said...

Ok I will be honest...I hate mushrooms and blue cheese...but your pictures are absolutely amazing of this dish!

Ann said...

Superb !!! superb..

Megan said...

I love a great rib eye with blue cheese! But I love mushrooms too and this recipe is headed straight to the printer!

Cheryl said...

I just finished dinner and I saw this post and my mouth immediately started watering, I love blue cheese!!!

Lunch Buckets said...

That looks LUSH!

ttfn300 said...

luscious!

Marg said...

I am making this for supper tomorrow night. Thank you for the recipe and lovely photos! :>

Proud Italian Cook said...

You're such a naughty boy Kevin, tempting us with this photo!!!

My crazy crazy life said...

This looks amaz-za-zing!! Bleu Cheese or Gorgonzola goes great with any type of beef. What kind of cut of steak did you use for your recipe?

Cakebrain said...

That hunk of tenderloin looks like it was done the way I like it! and smothered in mushrooms too! heaven!

Helene said...

Sounds like a meal fit for a King. Love the idea of bleu cheese in the mushroom sauce.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Oooohhh, this sauce looks mighty delicious! Wonderful with a good steak...

Cheers,

Rosa

Elra said...

Goodness, it's been a while since I have steaks. In fact my son keep asking, and I keep promise him that I will make steaks for dinner. Hmm, thanks for the recipe. Delicious.
Cheers,
Era

MeetaK said...

that is one rich a d'lish looking steak! i need to get a tissue now to wipe the drool of my chin!

pigpigscorner said...

Looks really delicious! I've never tried steak and blue cheese!

Beachlover said...

this steak look good!! Now I know what to cook for hubby! he love cheese!thanks for sharing:)

Navita said...

thats an interesting combo...mushroom n blue cheese,,

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Gorgeous sauce! I bet it would be great in a lot of things!

EAT! said...

We haven't had a good steak at our house lately. I think I'll be making one with your sauce very soon. Blue cheese is a favorite - in sauces, on salads, in dips!!

Antonia said...

Oh - that second picture has really made my mouth water. Yum! I'm craving steak right now and this sauce sounds great - I really like the blue cheese/steak combination.

thecynicalchef said...

That looks amazing.

Donna-FFW said...

You have my husband drooling over this photo! I love gorgonzola. The flavors you chose sound fantastic together!

HoneyB said...

It looks so good Kevin. I think I will make this and just not tell Grumpy I'm putting blue cheese in it...and see how he likes it!

Dawn said...

Kevin shame on you for posting such a food porn photo.
My hubby would pass out if I made this for him...I just might do that. :::printing:::

mikky said...

i'm not really a blue cheese fan, but i can always change the cheese, right? your steak's lovely... :)

Jeanne said...

Mmm, that looks so good! A guy I used to go out with made a killer creamy blue cheese sauce that we used to serve with pan-fried beef fillet medallions - decadently delicious.

Marjie said...

This looks delectable!

Paula said...

My hubby would devour that steak in mere minutes! I'd love some lick your plate clean steak with mushroom and blue cheese sauce! Gorgonzola is my favorite, and I bet it went great with this. YUM!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

This looks incredible.. Steak and Blue cheese is a very popular combination here at some of the better So California restaurants and your homemade version goes toe to toe with them..

Colleen said...

Mushrooms and blue cheese?! A perfect topping for steak!

Kate said...

I do agree with you, regarding Thyme. I enjoy rosemary, but that herb has a very distinct personality and it bullies the mushrooms around. I find Thyme is also distinct, but isn't a bully, and I quite like it with mushrooms. Your meals are always so beautiful. I wish you had auditions for friends.

Diana Evans said...

oh yumm Kevin...this is my kind of meal!!!!

Gloria said...

Really I love blucheese Kevin and this dish look fantastic! xGloria

duodishes said...

*wipes tear* That looks like a beauty!

lisaiscooking said...

I think I'll be making this for Valentine's Day. Looks great!

TNDRHRT said...

My mouth is watering while looking at your picture. I'm making this soon!

Debbie said...

how about a slice of that cheesecake?
Yum

Karen said...

Good job - I'm on a blue cheese kick these days :)

Katie said...

Yum Steak and blue cheese and I'm in heaven. Throw mushrooms on top of that and you made the perfect meal.

Jennifer said...

I am loving the sauce- so creative! the entire dish looks fab!

Pam said...

Every single time I visit your blog I start to drool. This looks so delicious Kevin - excellent recipe!

Chocolate Shavings said...

Blue cheese and steak are one of my favorite combos - this looks delicious!

Jan said...

I don't eat a lot of steak, but my mouth was watering just reading this post. And funnily enough, I have a whole box of steaks languishing in my freezer - an Xmas gift from my hubby's company.

Pam said...

This is on the list for my next steak.

lisa (dandysugar) said...

Mmm. This meal looks fabulous! So rich and tempting!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Whoever first paired beef and blue cheese was a genius -- it is one of the most satisfying flavor combinations of all time. And, as I'm not a fan of rosemary, I'd also prefer fresh thyme from my garden.

Sara said...

Great looking steaks. I love blue cheese and that sauce sounds fantastic.

Peter M said...

Kevin, that's a classy steak...really like bleu with beef.

Anonymous said...

Man I love blue cheese on steak. Make mine cabrales.

nekouken said...

I made this the day you posted it, and it was simply fantastic. The blue cheese sauce is simply wonderful.

Psychgrad said...

Mmm..mushroom and blue cheese sounds excellent.

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

What a great indulgent dinner!

Nirvana said...

This steak looks so delicious!!!! Gorgeous picture!

chera said...

yummmyyy

kellypea said...

This sounds so delicious and I know it would go over extremely well around here. I agree on the rosemary & mushrooms. So tasty. Great photos, too!

Arika said...

Normally I am not a huge red meat eater, but this just looks sooo good. I am definitely going to have to make this sooner rather than later!

Arika
My Yummy Life

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Tracy said...

For Valentine's Day I made dinner for my husband. I made Potatoes Anna, French Green Beans, and Tenderloin with your Mushroom/Blue Cheese Sauce. It was wonderful, my husband kept telling me thank you over and over. He loved the steak and sauce. The beans and potato dish didn't even get mentioned. I did use shallots instead of onion. He loved it and I loved it. Thank you for a great recipe. I have made a few other recipes of yours and have loved them all so far. Keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

I made this for dinner tonight with strips of chuck steak (the price was right..I'd love to make this with an expensive cut). It was beyond words, amazing and will become a staple meal at our house. Thanks!!

Explora Cuisine said...

This dish looks AMAZING!!! Congratulations for this blog, it's a true inspiration :)

Robyn Nazar, RN, BSN said...

Just made this for Valentine's dinner. FABULOUS. My husband said it was the best thing I had ever made for him! Thank you for sharing this with us!

Nancy Ward said...

Will you please add a Print it button to your recipes? It'd be greatly appreciated.

Kevin said...

Nancy Ward: There is a print button just above the ingredient list.

Kara said...

This looks great.I love mushrooms and blue cheese but I've never had them together.

Anonymous said...

beautyful i like <3 we can use defirent engredients too thnx...

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